You may have heard rumors that there is a debate underway in our country. People say that it is an intellectual, ethical, and spiritual dilemma which has embroiled our greatest minds in a turbulent battle between conflicting ideas. Ask anyone and they will tell you that the nation is divided between two camps: those that think guns are dangerous and those that are too stupid to know that guns are dangerous. But in actuality that is not a debate at all. In fact the debate about “gun control” is not really about guns…
The real debate is about Equality and Civil Rights. You might assume that President Obama is the physical embodiment of those concepts, but he has proven to be in direct opposition to them. The foundation of his political philosophy is Inequality - implied by the establishment of a management class which is necessary to oversee the wonderfully contrived economic utopia. To properly serve the “public interest” one has to elevate the right people to positions of extraordinary powers and to limit the powers of the wrong people. This will ensure that society will function efficiently and “fairly”. Of course the "public interest" is almost entirely subjective, varying from person to person, and is actually nothing more than a particular personal interest being forced on the public – but that’s not important right now since the real topic is gun violence.
We are told that Civil Rights…oops, I mean “guns”…are dangerous when the wrong people have them and are not so dangerous when the right people have them. The management class shall make these decisions for us and will protect us from Equality when it becomes dangerous. Those people who are duly authorized shall become part of a new warrior class and shall have the right to possess and use particular guns which those in the less important categories of society shall not. Our politcal leaders are very concerned with the safety of the nation’s children and are trying to protect them from Civil Rights…I mean “guns”. What kind of a world will our children grow up in if we allow Equality and Civil Rights to get in the way of progress and security?
Can you truly understand the notion of Equality if you accept, in the name of the collective good, that some people have rights which you do not - or from a bureaucrat's perspective – that you have rights which others do not? Those that promote the virtues of collectivism are either those with extra rights, those that want to be, or those too foolish to know the difference.
- Sal E. Mustang