Quote of the day—Razor

I am so proud of myself. I have exercised true gun control. I went to the gun store and only bought one gun.

Razor
August 14, 2015
Gun Control
[I can see this being considered reasonable gun control when visiting a gun store. But of course it’s self control not government control.

A great many of the political conflicts in this country find their roots in the battle between the individual and the collective. The collectivists think in terms of what the individual should be allowed to do and the individualists think in terms of what the collective should be allowed to do. This conflict was supposedly settled in this country with the U.S. Constitution over 200 years ago and resulted in the greatest nation, by almost any measure, the world has ever seen. We also have numerous collectivists examples to compare with such as the USSR, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, etc.

The differences in outcomes between the collectivists and the individualists are so stark I can only conclude people that still push for the implementation of the collectivist vision are mentally ill and/or evil.—Joe]

8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Razor

  1. “… I can only conclude people that still push for the implementation of the collectivist vision are mentally ill and/or evil.”

    I can’t believe you forgot the most likely third option. Your favorite: CRAP FOR BRAINS.

  2. “The differences in outcomes between the collectivists and the individualists are so stark I can only conclude people that still push for the implementation of the collectivist vision are mentally ill and/or evil.—Joe”

    I’ll go with evil on the leadership (ever take a good look @ Schumer? Guy looks Satanic) and as CJB points out, flat out stupid for the “useful idiots”.

    We’re going to be fighting that battle again, why do you think the interest is so high in seeing us disarmed and vilified?

    • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
      Faramir; [to Frodo] “The enemy?”
      [walks to a dead Haradrim soldier, and turns him over with his foot]
      Faramir: “His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is… where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there…in peace.”

      We’ve all done it many times, but let’s not be too quick to label someone as “just plain stupid”. It’s never that simple. Consider what lies and threats (it’s always both) led him on his long march away from reason.

      If we want other people to come back “home” to freedom and reason, we might want to think in terms of helping them and welcoming them.

      Sure, like Faramir, we may be forced to kill some of them, but it would be preferable to see them de-programmed so they, and we, can live in peace. Some of them are no doubt so far gone that there’s no getting them back, but others, we know from experience, have turned away from fear, greed, hate and evil, and those are some of liberty’s best advocates. Take David Horowitz, for but one example among famous people.

      What do we have to offer besides difficulty, a black hole of insecurity (from the collectivists’ point of view), and insults? Some version of “Convert or die” has been the sales pitch of the Dark Side forever. What’s our sales pitch?

      We’re asking Progressives to give up everything they know and “love”, to abandon their comfort and support structure for something they don’t understand.

      What’s the sales pitch for that?

  3. reasonable assessment. you leave out the fact, however, that our collectivist friends just assume that they were born to rule. this is an important point of the analysis …. they feel they are morally superior to make such decisions.

    for lack of a better word, you can term this as “faith in ones chosen path.”

    “toast rider” understands the best methodology for dealing with them. cuts to the quick of the matter.

    john jay

    • Note I didn’t say ‘we’ll kill you’. But the end result of this stupidity is going to be death. I believe Heinlein did note that stupidity does carry the death penalty in the eyes of the universe.

  4. I, for one, would love to have a collectivist approach to gun use, at least at the range. I’ll trade a magazine full of shooting with my Ruger Mark II any time for a shot or two from someone’s Remington Dragoon, or AK/AR, and think I got the better of the deal. That’s

    • I have frequently thought a more collectivist distribution of “access” to beautiful women would prove to be “interesting”. Just because you are poor, ugly, fat, and have intolerable body order doesn’t mean you should have to go without when everyone is equal. Everyone should share with everyone else, right?

      Women tend to be more likely to advocate for collectivist programs and I’ve been impatiently waiting to suggest my version of “from everyone according to their ability and to everyone according to their need” to one of them.

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