Saturday, August 6, 2011

A happier place?

And apparently know nothing about history.

via The Independent fact the world would be a different and happier place if guns were few and their possession a matter of strict official control.

A. C. Grayling's ideal world wouldn't be a happier place. It would be a place where where the strong ("properly constituted, trained and controlled agencies of governments" as he calls them) are free to do as they please to the weak (that's the rest of us). Grayling's world where "guns are few and their possession a matter of strict official control" does exist though. More often than not, in third world hell holes where ethnic cleansing is a part of daily life and the machete is the weapon of choice against those to be cleansed.

1 comment:

Braden Lynch said...

Exactly right. When a government is the only one with guns, the concentration camps are usually just around the corner. In some more civilized societies, at a minimum, the masses are kept compliant and the government need not respond to the concerns of citizens. A soft form of slavery where you pay high taxes and you cannot remove them if they get oppresive.

In the worst cases, remember China, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Turkey and, of course, Nazi Germany and their megamurders. So, feel free to chant with me..."Never again! Never again!"

Down on the personal level, this Ivory Tower idiot argues for keeping guns from individuals, but has forgotten that half the population is women, who are usually the most vulnerable to physical assault and rape. Seems inconsiderate.
I call on the "feministists" in his university to slap him silly for this viewpoint.

Molon Labe!

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