Mass shootings are effective for Republicans at demoralizing their opposition and training their base to unlearn any lingering sense of empathy. Historian Ruth Ben-Shiat argued in October in the Washington Post, that gun violence “fosters political, social and psychological conditions that are propitious for autocracy.” A major GOP campaign message going into the midterms is that “woke” Democrats are letting criminals run amok in the cities. Dramatic gun violence really helps sell this message, which is why Republicans are guaranteed to block any bill that would make it even slightly harder for violent and unhinged people to get guns.
June 6, 2022
U.S. gun laws are causing mayhem and mass murder — and Republicans couldn’t be more thrilled
[This is what they think of you.
The way I remember the history of gun rights in this country over the last 30 years is that (mostly) Republicans celebrated the reduction in violent crime as it became easier to carry guns to protect yourself in public. Another contributor to that decreasing violent crime rates was the increased incarceration of repeat criminals. But, as numerous people have pointed out in the comments, the political left doesn’t know their history.—Joe]
… gun violence “fosters political, social and psychological conditions that are propitious for autocracy.”
Ok, now it makes sense. That certainly explains why Democrats do everything possible to increase gun violence. It’s standard Communist tactics, of course: damage the integrity of a society to make the situation ripe for violent revolution.
As for “the left doesn’t know history” — that’s the optimistic assumption. The less optimistic assumption is that they know quite well and that knowledge is guiding their actions.
The statement should be “the left sees our view of history as irrelevant and wrong”. History is never neutral and is always written by the ‘winners.’ That’s why the 1619 view is gaining acceptance. That’s why statues of our heroes are being destroyed. That’s why place names are being changed. That’s why history books are being rewritten. That’s why drag queen hour is in our schools. That’s why CRT is a thing. That’s why we are called racist. That’s why gun control is a thing. That’s why equity and diverse are a thing. That’s why Western Civilization is being destroyed.
Civil War II will be all about who’s view is accepted.
On a side note I got to thinking about the 1619 BS. Weren’t we a British colony until 1776? Which means slavery in America was a British institution for over a 150 years.
We fought a war to end slavery in 1865. Which means we were only a slavery nation for 85 years. And only the weaker half of the nation used them. So, 45 years?
So shouldn’t we be telling BLM to go after the English monarchy? They profited the most. And continually profited till today. They’re the institution that owes the most in reparations.
Just thinking. (For lack of a better term!)
Seems to me that it’s the Democrats who gleefully dance in the blood of shooting victims. How else could they get sufficient traction (even though blood is slippery) to advance their agenda of anti-individual rights?
It wasn’t a Republican who uttered, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
They are contemplating adding more blood to their dance floor: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-09/after-uvalde-shooting-people-consider-an-emmett-till-moment-to-change-gun-debate
Well, isn’t that exactly what Antifa and BLM are all about? And by blaming the right. Is that not exactly what communist were told to do?
“Look in the mirror, whatever your doing, accuse the other side of doing it.”
The real funny part is none of those people spouting this crap ever want to live with the consequences. And are always the biggest whiners when crap goes bad.
What would Whoopie Goldburg do without a limo driver and pizza?
One thing we can be thankful for is the communist destruction of our institutions. Otherwise we might have gone on for another 100 years doubting our own sensibilities.
The age of paper license class knowing best is over.
Marcotte is 100% projecting. “Accuse others of what you do.” But I have to give her some credit, she’s a clever liar. Not the best liar ever, not by a long stretch, but still quite clever.
Of course both sides of any issue are going to argue for their side after a notorious event seen as relevant to the issue. And they do. So? I’m happy to discuss the actual origin, merits and morality of the eternal principles of liberty, and compare and contrast them with the Democrats’ (and Republicans’) authoritarian mindset, commitment to wholesale coercion under central planning, their pagan state religion, their “god-king” complex, their strenuous evasion of truth, and violent hatred toward anyone who disagrees with them.
Possibly their biggest fear is this; people might realize that if the left (properly understood as Romanism) were to get the hell out of the way, and STAY out of the way, Western society would be a much better, more prosperous, more peaceful, more free, more forgiving, less contentious and happier place.
Eventually that worst fear of theirs will in fact come true, and at their upper echelons they already know it, and that makes them even more angry and desperate. But that Bible study is a matter for another conversation.