Category: Jeffrey T. Brown

Gun-Owners Are Being Blamed for the Failures of Liberalism


Liberalism is largely a process of adopting illogical and factually invalid positions and then artificially placing blame on its opponents when policies based on those positions inevitably fail.  For the blame to bear fruit, it is necessary for people of good conscience to be fooled into believing that their actions and beliefs are bad for society and have brought about shameful consequences.  At the same time, it is necessary for people whose consciences have already been deformed and co-opted by the faux morality of liberalism to be conditioned to think fellow citizens, who have caused no actual harm but hold contrary views, are evil. 

We see this pattern repeated in the context of illegal immigration, global warming, environmentalism, opposition to Islamic subversion of Western culture, feminism, and social justice generally.  Nowhere has it been more acutely on display than in the left’s hatred of private gun ownership as the ultimate barrier against political overthrow.  In order to disarm the country, the left’s adherents must be tricked into believing that guns and gun ownership are irrevocably evil, and simultaneously that they and the policies they endorse have nothing to do with the “gun violence” they selectively decry.

In order for leftists to succeed, lawful gun-owners must be tricked into going along with this illusion.  Unfortunately for the left, people who are serious enough to decide to accept the responsibility of careful stewardship of firearms are not stupid enough to ignore that we are living in a cesspool entirely of the left’s making.  Not surprisingly, mature, responsible gun-owners have declined the left’s invitation to be caricatured and smeared as the scapegoats for where liberalism has taken us as a culture.  As serious people, they don’t have much capacity for irrational, emotionally unhinged accusers pointing their fingers at those who not only did not cultivate the environment that has bred mass shooters, but also do not provide such people from their own ranks.  The phenomena of unhinged “mass shooters” and the predictably vulnerable environments where they carry out their evil are unique byproducts of liberalism and its failures.

Generally speaking, law-abiding gun-owners are of a different time and culture.  They are anachronistic.  To lawfully own a firearm is a commitment to timeless principles of maturity, personal responsibility, individual freedom, and civic awareness.  It is a trust, a right possessed by free people who exercise their freedom carefully and mindfully.  It is not a masculine exercise, as men and women exemplify these qualities equally in their lawful ownership of firearms.  It is rather a uniquely American exercise, which is why the left fully loathes it.  When liberal commentators spontaneously declare themselves gun-owners for effect, it is unlikely that they are telling the truth, because the philosophical underpinnings of American gun ownership are anathema to them.  In everything else they do, they shun and disclaim the America of individualism, honor and integrity.  They show no other willingness in their words or actions to reject their liberal brethren so totally as to own what their paganism declares an object possessed of evil powers.

As true Americans, law-abiding gun-owners reject the illogic, dishonesty, and corruption that animate every aspect of liberal politics and social structure.  They loathe the culture that celebrates intolerance and bullying of opposing views, indeed which goes so far as to turn a blind eye to physical violence when it is carried out by leftist assailants against Americans to coerce conformity and acceptance of poisonous ideologies.  They reject the culture that both creates victimhood and then encourages the rage it causes, so that those who see themselves as victims feel personally and socially justified in doing harm to people who have done them no harm whatsoever.  Truth is irrelevant; liberals look outward.  Their enemy is always to blame.

Law-abiding gun-owners do not accept that they should be made to pay each time a person who is marginalized and inflamed by the immoral vacuum of liberal culture snaps, under the ever watchful eye of exploitative politicians and some law enforcement personnel who have been told to look the other way to skew statistics showing how out of control people have become in liberal culture.  The outcome is inevitable, and, having rejected solutions that have worked in conservative locales, they pretend to be surprised with each slaughter they facilitated in a gun-free zone.  It isn’t lawful gun-owners who callously endanger children and then stand on their corpses or manipulate the survivors to blame the wrong people.  It isn’t lawful gun-owners who insist on the victims’ defenselessness.  It isn’t gun-owners who excitedly wait, speech at the ready, for the horror to be repeated and for the political boost it brings to their agenda.

Law-abiding gun-owners recognize the damage that liberalism has done to America and the dangers it has brought.  They have chosen to own a firearm as a bulwark against the immorality and violence that liberalism has brought, socially and politically.  They have made the conscious decision to own a firearm not to bring violence, for the liberals have brought violence to last for generations, but to prevent it being done to them and those they love.

The left understands nothing about those who own firearms as an exercise of their human right to resist the imposition of evil upon the defenseless.  While they force us to live in their absurd psychological experiment in pervasive stupidity, they insist that we surrender as they have, and that we be made as vulnerable and defenseless as they have chosen to be.  They hate that we are still free to exempt ourselves from their fantasy, in which we are daily told that we are the evildoers who must be punished for the culture they created.

Lawful gun-owners are being entirely blamed for the cultural and societal failures of liberalism, which are endless in an ideology built on lies and irrational fantasy.  To accelerate the movement toward forcible disarmament, there will be a “Children’s March” soon.  It will be attended or watched by millions of brainwashed products of the NEA, a liberal advocate for complete government control, cynically using their right of disinformed free speech to manipulate children to destroy the right of millions to self-defense against tyranny.  In the process, lawful gun-owners will be blamed for all they have fought by millions of children who have been told that it is the gun-owners who are lying about who exposed and abandoned them to the violence of liberalism and a life of serfdom.  No doubt child-sized brown shirts will be available for purchase at the march. 

This is how children are indoctrinated as agents of the state, which uses them like so many bullet-catchers and footstools.  This is how freedom is stolen. 

Liberalism is largely a process of adopting illogical and factually invalid positions and then artificially placing blame on its opponents when policies based on those positions inevitably fail.  For the blame to bear fruit, it is necessary for people of good conscience to be fooled into believing that their actions and beliefs are bad for society and have brought about shameful consequences.  At the same time, it is necessary for people whose consciences have already been deformed and co-opted by the faux morality of liberalism to be conditioned to think fellow citizens, who have caused no actual harm but hold contrary views, are evil. 

We see this pattern repeated in the context of illegal immigration, global warming, environmentalism, opposition to Islamic subversion of Western culture, feminism, and social justice generally.  Nowhere has it been more acutely on display than in the left’s hatred of private gun ownership as the ultimate barrier against political overthrow.  In order to disarm the country, the left’s adherents must be tricked into believing that guns and gun ownership are irrevocably evil, and simultaneously that they and the policies they endorse have nothing to do with the “gun violence” they selectively decry.

In order for leftists to succeed, lawful gun-owners must be tricked into going along with this illusion.  Unfortunately for the left, people who are serious enough to decide to accept the responsibility of careful stewardship of firearms are not stupid enough to ignore that we are living in a cesspool entirely of the left’s making.  Not surprisingly, mature, responsible gun-owners have declined the left’s invitation to be caricatured and smeared as the scapegoats for where liberalism has taken us as a culture.  As serious people, they don’t have much capacity for irrational, emotionally unhinged accusers pointing their fingers at those who not only did not cultivate the environment that has bred mass shooters, but also do not provide such people from their own ranks.  The phenomena of unhinged “mass shooters” and the predictably vulnerable environments where they carry out their evil are unique byproducts of liberalism and its failures.

Generally speaking, law-abiding gun-owners are of a different time and culture.  They are anachronistic.  To lawfully own a firearm is a commitment to timeless principles of maturity, personal responsibility, individual freedom, and civic awareness.  It is a trust, a right possessed by free people who exercise their freedom carefully and mindfully.  It is not a masculine exercise, as men and women exemplify these qualities equally in their lawful ownership of firearms.  It is rather a uniquely American exercise, which is why the left fully loathes it.  When liberal commentators spontaneously declare themselves gun-owners for effect, it is unlikely that they are telling the truth, because the philosophical underpinnings of American gun ownership are anathema to them.  In everything else they do, they shun and disclaim the America of individualism, honor and integrity.  They show no other willingness in their words or actions to reject their liberal brethren so totally as to own what their paganism declares an object possessed of evil powers.

As true Americans, law-abiding gun-owners reject the illogic, dishonesty, and corruption that animate every aspect of liberal politics and social structure.  They loathe the culture that celebrates intolerance and bullying of opposing views, indeed which goes so far as to turn a blind eye to physical violence when it is carried out by leftist assailants against Americans to coerce conformity and acceptance of poisonous ideologies.  They reject the culture that both creates victimhood and then encourages the rage it causes, so that those who see themselves as victims feel personally and socially justified in doing harm to people who have done them no harm whatsoever.  Truth is irrelevant; liberals look outward.  Their enemy is always to blame.

Law-abiding gun-owners do not accept that they should be made to pay each time a person who is marginalized and inflamed by the immoral vacuum of liberal culture snaps, under the ever watchful eye of exploitative politicians and some law enforcement personnel who have been told to look the other way to skew statistics showing how out of control people have become in liberal culture.  The outcome is inevitable, and, having rejected solutions that have worked in conservative locales, they pretend to be surprised with each slaughter they facilitated in a gun-free zone.  It isn’t lawful gun-owners who callously endanger children and then stand on their corpses or manipulate the survivors to blame the wrong people.  It isn’t lawful gun-owners who insist on the victims’ defenselessness.  It isn’t gun-owners who excitedly wait, speech at the ready, for the horror to be repeated and for the political boost it brings to their agenda.

Law-abiding gun-owners recognize the damage that liberalism has done to America and the dangers it has brought.  They have chosen to own a firearm as a bulwark against the immorality and violence that liberalism has brought, socially and politically.  They have made the conscious decision to own a firearm not to bring violence, for the liberals have brought violence to last for generations, but to prevent it being done to them and those they love.

The left understands nothing about those who own firearms as an exercise of their human right to resist the imposition of evil upon the defenseless.  While they force us to live in their absurd psychological experiment in pervasive stupidity, they insist that we surrender as they have, and that we be made as vulnerable and defenseless as they have chosen to be.  They hate that we are still free to exempt ourselves from their fantasy, in which we are daily told that we are the evildoers who must be punished for the culture they created.

Lawful gun-owners are being entirely blamed for the cultural and societal failures of liberalism, which are endless in an ideology built on lies and irrational fantasy.  To accelerate the movement toward forcible disarmament, there will be a “Children’s March” soon.  It will be attended or watched by millions of brainwashed products of the NEA, a liberal advocate for complete government control, cynically using their right of disinformed free speech to manipulate children to destroy the right of millions to self-defense against tyranny.  In the process, lawful gun-owners will be blamed for all they have fought by millions of children who have been told that it is the gun-owners who are lying about who exposed and abandoned them to the violence of liberalism and a life of serfdom.  No doubt child-sized brown shirts will be available for purchase at the march. 

This is how children are indoctrinated as agents of the state, which uses them like so many bullet-catchers and footstools.  This is how freedom is stolen. 



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The Yelling of the Lambs


For all of those who are angry about the Parkland attack and those before it, and who insist that the experiences of the newly minted child-activists for rescinding the Second Amendment require us to do what they demand, ask yourselves: do I want a society where my rights are determined by the raw and manipulated emotions of my accusers?  Do I want my rights decided by what children feel?  It is self-evident to rational people that anger, especially misinformed anger, is not a basis for good policy.  However, it is all that progressives can offer.  At least it helps them to deflect that armed teachers would have ended that attack before more of those children died, making their refusal to allow that defense for years an act of complicity in its outcome.

Being a victim and being young do not make one nobler or smarter than he was before he was attacked.  The experience of being attacked certainly makes one vulnerable to exploitation by those who would manipulate the victim, but it does nothing to enlarge the victim’s limited understanding of complex issues that are often polluted by corruption and disinformation.   Victimhood does not create virtue or wisdom, but it does cause rage and emotion among those cultivated to default to feelings.

Inflamed emotion is the left’s engine of change, and the left prizes coercive change above all things.  Everything that stands in the way of their crusade to remake America must go.  Nothing prevents oppressive change more than an armed citizenry, so nothing needs changing as much or as quickly as that relic of individual liberty.  You can’t make people servants of an all-powerful government when they can still prevent being bound to the yoke chosen for them by their “betters.”

We who still believe in the Bill of Rights are presently being treated to a hefty serving of hate, not because we have done something wrong, but because we have refused to surrender.  We have declined the demand that we sacrifice our rights to make happy those who would overwhelm and control us.  We have resisted the demands that we permit “commonsense” acts that are anything but sensible, which will erode or erase our rights to defend ourselves against those making the demands.  We are told we must continually agree to incremental rescission of the Second Amendment, but progressives can create rights out of whole cloth to which we can neither object nor suggest limits.  We are to pretend that we don’t see this, or understand where it is intended to lead, and we certainly are not permitted to discuss it without being attacked. 

As a country, we should ask ourselves a few things: is it virtuous or wise that the rights of all citizens should be determined by public protests arising from the experiences, identities, politics, or emotions of those few whose positions are shaped by their involvement in an event or a group?  Is it virtuous or wise to listen to those demanding, on the basis of a subjective experience, that rights be taken from millions of citizens who played no part in their event and committed no crime?  How about this: should the rights of Americans be determined by the most emotional among us?  Should our human right of self-defense be decided by the very people who have ensured that mass shootings continue to occur in “gun-free zones” because their agenda isn’t advanced by actually protecting people in those zones?  Should our rights be decided by angry children?  Should we condone seeing children who have been willfully exposed to this danger manipulated to demand “change” by those who consciously make their schools fertile ground for shooters?  Are the children who were forced into shooting galleries by their sudden political friends wise enough, or mature enough, to process and understand these facts? 

Progressive change is never about what is best, or wise, or virtuous.  This explains why their solution is never tailored to cure the alleged problem.  It is about what is necessary to their seizure of power and control over all things.  Emotion is the enemy of wisdom.  Rage and reason are mutually exclusive.  Those who knowingly force children into gun-free zones have an unlimited capacity for cynicism, knowing that it will go badly for anyone who points out that the emotions of those children should not bring about the wholesale revocation of rights that children do not understand, with effects they cannot fathom in their limited experience.  The adults understand, even if the children do not, that the larger goal is the disarmament of free people whose insistence upon individual liberty has no place in the new progressive political order.  The children have no idea that the behemoth they are helping grow will one day consume them, too.

Many children and adults know nothing about the people who lawfully own guns, yet they are taught to hate them instinctively.  They know nothing about the social and cultural observations of lawful gun-owners over the last few decades and how the country is being transformed by the irrational hatred with which the vulnerable are indoctrinated within progressivism.  They have no concept of what it is like to watch a country succumb to groupthink, bigotry, hatred, censorship, and incitement to open violence against them for holding the very beliefs upon which this country thrived for hundreds of years.  They do not realize the rights that Americans once had relative to those they now have, or see where that erosion inevitably has led throughout history.   They do not understand that the extent of degradation of our culture and society is directly proportionate to the rise of progressivism.  The shooters whom so many fear have appeared in direct proportion to the left’s control of education, entertainment, media, health care, perception of religion, and the criminal justice system. 

Lambs are not equipped to lead their shepherds, yet they are told they are guiding us as they are herded where their adult handlers want them to go.  They have no idea what they stand to lose, or how much harm they are being led to commit.  If they succeed, they will only have diminished their own country and their own future.  Once our rights are forfeit, theirs are, too.  Shame on the adults who are doing this to them and to us.

For all of those who are angry about the Parkland attack and those before it, and who insist that the experiences of the newly minted child-activists for rescinding the Second Amendment require us to do what they demand, ask yourselves: do I want a society where my rights are determined by the raw and manipulated emotions of my accusers?  Do I want my rights decided by what children feel?  It is self-evident to rational people that anger, especially misinformed anger, is not a basis for good policy.  However, it is all that progressives can offer.  At least it helps them to deflect that armed teachers would have ended that attack before more of those children died, making their refusal to allow that defense for years an act of complicity in its outcome.

Being a victim and being young do not make one nobler or smarter than he was before he was attacked.  The experience of being attacked certainly makes one vulnerable to exploitation by those who would manipulate the victim, but it does nothing to enlarge the victim’s limited understanding of complex issues that are often polluted by corruption and disinformation.   Victimhood does not create virtue or wisdom, but it does cause rage and emotion among those cultivated to default to feelings.

Inflamed emotion is the left’s engine of change, and the left prizes coercive change above all things.  Everything that stands in the way of their crusade to remake America must go.  Nothing prevents oppressive change more than an armed citizenry, so nothing needs changing as much or as quickly as that relic of individual liberty.  You can’t make people servants of an all-powerful government when they can still prevent being bound to the yoke chosen for them by their “betters.”

We who still believe in the Bill of Rights are presently being treated to a hefty serving of hate, not because we have done something wrong, but because we have refused to surrender.  We have declined the demand that we sacrifice our rights to make happy those who would overwhelm and control us.  We have resisted the demands that we permit “commonsense” acts that are anything but sensible, which will erode or erase our rights to defend ourselves against those making the demands.  We are told we must continually agree to incremental rescission of the Second Amendment, but progressives can create rights out of whole cloth to which we can neither object nor suggest limits.  We are to pretend that we don’t see this, or understand where it is intended to lead, and we certainly are not permitted to discuss it without being attacked. 

As a country, we should ask ourselves a few things: is it virtuous or wise that the rights of all citizens should be determined by public protests arising from the experiences, identities, politics, or emotions of those few whose positions are shaped by their involvement in an event or a group?  Is it virtuous or wise to listen to those demanding, on the basis of a subjective experience, that rights be taken from millions of citizens who played no part in their event and committed no crime?  How about this: should the rights of Americans be determined by the most emotional among us?  Should our human right of self-defense be decided by the very people who have ensured that mass shootings continue to occur in “gun-free zones” because their agenda isn’t advanced by actually protecting people in those zones?  Should our rights be decided by angry children?  Should we condone seeing children who have been willfully exposed to this danger manipulated to demand “change” by those who consciously make their schools fertile ground for shooters?  Are the children who were forced into shooting galleries by their sudden political friends wise enough, or mature enough, to process and understand these facts? 

Progressive change is never about what is best, or wise, or virtuous.  This explains why their solution is never tailored to cure the alleged problem.  It is about what is necessary to their seizure of power and control over all things.  Emotion is the enemy of wisdom.  Rage and reason are mutually exclusive.  Those who knowingly force children into gun-free zones have an unlimited capacity for cynicism, knowing that it will go badly for anyone who points out that the emotions of those children should not bring about the wholesale revocation of rights that children do not understand, with effects they cannot fathom in their limited experience.  The adults understand, even if the children do not, that the larger goal is the disarmament of free people whose insistence upon individual liberty has no place in the new progressive political order.  The children have no idea that the behemoth they are helping grow will one day consume them, too.

Many children and adults know nothing about the people who lawfully own guns, yet they are taught to hate them instinctively.  They know nothing about the social and cultural observations of lawful gun-owners over the last few decades and how the country is being transformed by the irrational hatred with which the vulnerable are indoctrinated within progressivism.  They have no concept of what it is like to watch a country succumb to groupthink, bigotry, hatred, censorship, and incitement to open violence against them for holding the very beliefs upon which this country thrived for hundreds of years.  They do not realize the rights that Americans once had relative to those they now have, or see where that erosion inevitably has led throughout history.   They do not understand that the extent of degradation of our culture and society is directly proportionate to the rise of progressivism.  The shooters whom so many fear have appeared in direct proportion to the left’s control of education, entertainment, media, health care, perception of religion, and the criminal justice system. 

Lambs are not equipped to lead their shepherds, yet they are told they are guiding us as they are herded where their adult handlers want them to go.  They have no idea what they stand to lose, or how much harm they are being led to commit.  If they succeed, they will only have diminished their own country and their own future.  Once our rights are forfeit, theirs are, too.  Shame on the adults who are doing this to them and to us.



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