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Alleged Roanoke Shooter Bryce Williams. Credit: Daily Mirror
Alleged Roanoke Shooter Bryce Williams. Credit: Daily Mirror

For a short while, the thing called “gun violence” was uppermost in the minds of the blabbering class. Two lovely young people, Alison Parker (news reporter) and Adam Ward (photojournalist), of Roanoke, Virginia, were gunned-down on live TV, is a scene reminiscent of the film “15 Minutes,” in which an anchor’s drive for ratings and a murderer’s quest for his 15 Minutes of Fame result in … gun, fist, and other gratuitous, on-air violence.

A week on, CNN’s Poppy Harlow was using the language of George Orwell’s Oceania to describe the entity, “gun violence,” that “took” the life of poor Deputy Darren Goforth, of Harris County, TX. Shortly thereafter, the same inchoate culprit claimed Lt. Joe Gliniewicz of Fox Lake, Illinois.

Ambush assaults on police are, indubitably, up. And so is Orwellian newsspeak.

In Roanoke and Harris County, black men were implicated in directing the guns at Parker, Ward and Goforth. The killers acted on a tip from their mentors in media. That’s right: Do not be so hard on the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The movement is in its infancy. Most people are unfamiliar with it. “Black Lives Matter,” moreover, is not nearly as innervating and enervating as the meme disseminated, year-in and year-out, by media, academia, by the pedagogy and the politicians; over the airwaves, on the teli, in classrooms, in the halls of power; in textbooks, film, music and in every other cultural outlet and product.

For decades has this “Racial-Industrial Complex” been schooling Americans in the fiction of systemic black oppression by white America. The threshold for oppression is remarkably low. To be white is to oppress The Other; to be black is to be oppressed.

Concomitantly, there has been an epidemic of citizen fatalities at the hands of police officers. Combine the latter with the ritualistic, imbecilic, systemic and baseless drumbeat about oppression of blacks by whites—and you have your catalysts (not causes) for why so many blacks imagine they’ve been wronged, and how some individuals are encouraged, inadvertently, to act on their anger.

As to the former catalyst: In 2014 alone, attests activist William B. Scott, police “gun-violence” dispatched 1,100 people, an average of three every day of the year. Scott’s son, Erik, a decorated ex-Army officer, West-Point graduate, and Duke Univ. MBA, was shot to death by a slob of a cop in Las Vegas. Erik’s BlackBerry was mistaken for a firearm. (Excellence runs in this family. Senior is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.)

One can’t help but wonder at the incongruous specter of black leaders and advocates (media, pols, pedagogues) complaining when those they consider incorrigibly racist—cops—make themselves scarce in black neighborhoods. The “Racial Industrial Complex” conflates higher arrest and incarceration rates among blacks (rather than lawbreaking and too many laws), with “scientific” proof of systemic racism. Surely, then, police presence in black communities will only increase arrests and bolster these “racist” statistics. Surely a lack of police presence in black communities is to be celebrated.

Go figure!

As kids, we knew our local policeman by name. He patrolled our neighborhoods regularly and joshed around with us. He lived among us. Community policing, however, is a thing of the past. Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson—notorious for shooting Michael Brown—gave a clue as to why. Wilson told The New Yorker that while he didn’t want to work in a white area, liked the black community and had fun there—he had experienced “culture shock.” Wilson described venturing into a “different culture”: a “pre-gang culture where you’re just running in the streets, not worried about working in the morning, just worried about your immediate gratification.” For his candor about an alien culture, Wilson was called racist by CNN’s Boris Sanchez and Kate Bolduan.

“To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely,” said Edmund Burke, in his “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” Darren Wilson’s words suggest a variation on Burke’s theme: To make cops love the communities they police, the communities they police ought to be lovely.

Burke further reminded us in 1790 that, “To love the little platoon we belong to is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections.” But what happens when those little platoons are not so little and not so lovely?

A country that is without a modicum of cultural cohesion and is, by D.C. design, comprised of ever-accreting, competing factions—this kind of country cannot be lovely in the Burkean sense. In fairness to law-enforcement, communities in America must be damn difficult to police.

Ultimately, thinking logically about crime and the criminals who commit it is likelier to lead to solutions than irrational thinking.

Repeat after me: It was not an inanimate object or an abstraction—“gun violence”—that murdered innocent cops and cub reporters, but malevolent men with murder on their minds and weapons in their hands.

Columnist Jack Kerwick’s reductio ad absurdum illustrates the absurdity of “gun violence” speak:

Imagine if, while discussing the Holocaust, we spoke about ‘gas chamber violence,’ or while discussing Islamic State mass beheadings, we talked instead of ‘machete violence.’ Or suppose that discussions of the lynching of blacks were peppered with references to ‘rope violence.’ None of this would sit well with decent human beings, for it is clear, or at least it is thought that it should be clear, that such descriptions miss entirely that which is fundamental to the phenomena being described—the perpetrators responsible for these wicked deeds.

Let us speak, then, of “goon violence.” For to grasp the distinction between goons with moral agency, on the one hand, and inanimate guns with no such thing, on the other, is to come to grips with reality. (Of course, it would help a lot if stupid liberals quit their litany of lies about eternal, never-ending black oppression.)

We’ve covered the catalysts. Let us address the causes:

ORDER IT NOW

Guns are not the root cause of man’s evil actions. Neither are the multiplying categories of the psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Evil is part of the human condition, always has been, always will be. Evil can’t be wished away, treated away, medicated away or legislated away. Evil is here to stay.

Bad people do bad things. Deal, as they say in the hood.

 
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  1. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:

    To put it simply, we need guns because US has too many blacks, and blacks are tougher/stronger/more aggressive.

    Gun is the equalizer against the ghastly Negro.

    What would happened to Darren Wilson without a gun?

    Negro Brown would have sacked and cracked his white ass.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Gun Violence’? No! Goon Violence

    When I first read the title I had to do a double take as I thought it said ‘Coon Violence’, lol.

    ‘It’s Open Season On Whites’, after all:

    http://www.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=5VJYcla9Sr8

  3. Realist says:

    I notice you had no qualms about using the horrible photo of a human being murderer.

  4. Sean says:

    “Let us speak, then, of “goon violence.”

    Well maybe. Congress banned research on social epidemics of gun violence. However reporting of gun violence is a perhaps a root cause of gun violence in the way that reporting of suicide is a known cause of suicide clusters, especially among young people. The media have protocols for reporting suicide (don’t put it on the front page, don’t say no one can understand why they did it). The way shootings and suicide are described and the prominence given to them is very important, no question.

    Accidents are often followed by a rash of similar ‘accidents’. There are a lot of unstable folk in this world, and the media have a responsibility. Prosecutors too.

  5. There is something wrong with this analysis, which could have come out of the NRA. Guns are an instrument designed to kill and capable of killing large numbers of people very quickly. If someone with a severe mental disorder had to do his killing with a kitchen knife or a sharp stick the death tolls would be much smaller. I am not necessarily advocating national gun registration or anything like that because in our fractured society people need guns to protect themselves and their families, but there is a clear reluctance on the part of many to even consider any common sense approaches for keeping guns out of the hands of the incompetent or homicidal. National background checks for buyers with a sunset provision so the information is not retained by the government beyond thirty days might be a possible place to start.

  6. Flower says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    I think you are missing a point. If a nutjob grabs a weapon (knife, stick, rock, 30.06) and begins to kill a person, and then the nutjob turns to me, and I’m packing, the possible death toll that that nutjob will end his career with will be 1. The only smaller number would be zero, which, if the nutjob, in his more lucid moments, realizes that every victim he chooses may be as armed as he is, the chances are better that the number will remain zero. Now, if the nutjob is really on a rampage to suicide by cop (or anyone else that’s handy) there is nothing that anyone can do. Here are some ways to kill people other than a gun: molotov cocktails, a late model sedan moving at 40+ mph, cyanide/CO gas in a theater, just to name a few. The problem with your comment, Phill, is that automatically assume that “someone with a severe mental disorder” bent on killing others is somehow normal, and is to be expected. If that is really how you feel, then why are you not advocating that everyone be armed?

  7. Ilana, your writing is lucid and rational.

    “Ultimately, thinking logically about crime and the criminals who commit it is likelier to lead to solutions than irrational thinking.

    Repeat after me: It was not an inanimate object or an abstraction—“gun violence”—that murdered innocent cops and cub reporters, but malevolent men with murder on their minds and weapons in their hands.”

    When our group was being robbed by three black guys, one with a pistol, one with a shot gun and the third with what I don’t know because he was holding one of us hostage in a separate location, the spokesman for the gang said, as they were about to depart, having cleaned out our wallets, that they needed a hostage. I spoke up and said “You don’t need a hostage, there’s not even a phone nearby (this being before the age of cell phones), you’re safely gone”, thinking it best for our safety if they felt that they could make a clean get away.

    In response to my saying this he swung his revolver towards me and held it a foot from my head and said “What did you say?”. Well, I hadn’t read Lorenz’s On Aggression for nothing, so I looked away, avoiding direct eye contact, and made myself smaller by sitting down on the dining chair and said “Nothing, I didn’t say anything.”

    They left without shooting me or any of the rest of our outdoor party (in what was one of the most violent cities in America). We were lucky. The cops eventually caught the guys and at the lineup we spoke with widows, surviving co-workers etc. I’m not kidding.

    But the thing I’m getting at is this. At the moment he swung his pistol on me a spark flashed back and forth between us. I knew that he held my life in his hands. And he knew that I knew it. And I knew that he knew it. And so on. Our eyes locked for just an instant before I looked away. And in that instant he conveyed “Now I’m in power”.

    Which brings me back to Ilana’s thought which I quoted above. It was not an “inanimate object or an abstraction” behind the glint in those eyes. It was a conscious, calculating mammal. A predator. I was the prey. And I was cornered.

    How can there NOT be agency when he was acutely conscious of his power over me at the very moment when he could have squeezed the trigger? This is very Existential here, in Kierkegaard’s and Sartre’s sense. This was a moment of choice distilled down to the essential microsecond. And he knew it. He knew that he was not a victim, but more like GOD. He had the power of life and death over me and was triumphant in making me yield.

    These actions and thoughts that flashed back and forth in this microsecond demonstrate that at that moment the perpetrator of violence is not the victim of anything. He is the agent. Realistically, the only agent in the situation. And you (I) are (am) the victim i.e. the one denied choice. Enough with making excuses for perpetrators of violence. It doesn’t hold up to existential, psychological analysis.

    So there.

    • Agree: Vendetta, Clyde
  8. kenny says:

    so what, then , do you propose to do with blacks?

    to their credit, they simply don’t wish to participate in a capitalist society based on work rather than play. would that all humans were that healthy and sane.

    however, our society ruthlessly penalizes anyone who opts out of the industrial society work ethic, based on consumerism.

    those who get their kicks from working hard in order to consume should be allowed to do so. seems a pointless life, but I’m not one to be judge. however, saner people who understand life is to be savored and enjoyed should be allowed to do so as wel.

    since machines with a tiny complement of humans do most essential work anyways, the work nuts should be allowed to tire themselves out for tjat Gucci bag or “prestige”, and everyone else should be guaranteed a reasonable living.

    not gonna happen though, will it. primarily because the work nuts would have less prestige under such a system. and so those incapable of happiness impose their condition on everyone, and our dystopia lurches on till destruction .

    • Replies: @Kyle a
  9. Flower says:
    @Threecranes

    That is an interesting story. I have a question, however, when this gang of black guys began the robbery, did they check you for weapons?

    • Replies: @Threecranes
  10. “The “Racial Industrial Complex” conflates higher arrest and incarceration rates among blacks (rather than lawbreaking and too many laws), with “scientific” proof of systemic racism.”

    The disparity of arrest and incarceration rates between the sexes is even higher than the disparity between races. Scientific proof that misandry is a bigger problem than racism.

    #menslivesmatter

  11. MarkinLA says:

    to their credit, they simply don’t wish to participate in a capitalist society based on work rather than play. would that all humans were that healthy and sane.

    Food doesn’t grow itself in quantities that can support a society. Clothes don’t grow themselves and neither do the public utilities or medical services.

    I am guessing this is some kind of spoof.

    • Replies: @kenny
  12. @Philip Giraldi

    The Roanoke shooter passed a “national background check”. All gun laws currently on the books are unconstitutional, period. If a man cannot be trusted with a firearm, then he cannot be trusted to walk the streets. A five gallon gas can, a few feet of chain and a padlock or two will cause as much mayhem as any firearm.

  13. @Threecranes

    innocent cops

    No such creature exists.

  14. Realist says:

    Ilana, much better choice of photo to accompany your article. I am sure the family of the slain lady is appreciative of any compassion they can get from the media.

  15. @Flower

    No, they didn’t check for weapons. They had a strategy. The one with the pistol came forward and did the talking and took the cash. The (sawed off) shotgunner stood back ten paces with his gun held at the ready. Any threatening move on the part of any of our party would have brought the big gun into play, so even if one of us had succeeded in distracting, tussling with, disarming, (whatever) the pistol guy, many of us would have gotten hurt or killed because we never could have rushed the backup guy successfully. Plus, one of our party was being held hostage in another location. Our resisting would have surely resulted in his being instantly killed (though most of us didn’t know this at the time). This happened at a fourplex.

    A friend and I, apart from the main group, watched them approach and knew that there was no good reason for their being there. “Here comes trouble.” We were hidden from their sight but could see everything going on (we were in a darkened outbuilding, it was dusk). We chose to expose ourselves to them in order to reassure our more vulnerable friends and to complicate things for the robbers. Another guy who had just arrived did as well. The robbers were visibly concerned when we stepped out but there’s safety in numbers and things worked out well in the end. There were too many of us for them to kill or rape, whatever. That’s what I meant when I responded to his saying that he wanted a hostage; easier for them just to scram with the loot.

  16. joe webb says:

    Philip Giraldi says:
    September 4, 2015 at 11:46 am GMT • 100 Words
    “There is something wrong with this analysis, which could have come out of the NRA.”

    First, Phil, there is nothing wrong the analysis. There is something wrong with you. Anybody can see there is a difference between a knife and a gun. As you say, with regard to the NRA, any liberal could have written your lib-enfeebled objection.

    Reminds me of Richard Pryor’s great line about 100 years ago: “You white folks wonder why us niggers do so much cuttin’…..its cuz we ain’t got no guns.”

    Liberal “males” have been transgendered. You whine about any small point, Talmudically, I might add.

    Joe Webb

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  17. Rifleman says:
    @Priss Factor

    Gun is the equalizer against the ghastly Negro.

    You sound like a sissy. Ghastly sounds like a term a gay guy would use.

    What would happened to Darren Wilson without a gun?

    Negro Brown would have sacked and cracked his white ass.

    Sounds like what you wish he would do to yours.

    • Replies: @Curle
    , @Truth
  18. kenny says:
    @MarkinLA

    in today’s mechanized economy about 3% of the population is needed to produce essentials.

    it’s the machine age, which everyone in the past thought would bring an age of leisure. instead we work harder than hunter gatherers or agriculturalists, much harder. for that wonderful Gucci bag.

    about 90% of the work everyone foes today is superfluous.

    blacks see thru it. bravo I say

    • Replies: @rod1963
    , @Kyle a
  19. Sam Shama says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Entirely in agreement with Dr. Giraldi’s viewpoint. Those suggestions are indeed the least of what we should adopt.

    Often, I find it clarifying to filter an issue through “corner-point analysis” (quite aware that this will provoke mirth among the gun rights advocates), however, here it is: If all guns – by which I mean all in the hands of civilians and most of it from the militarised police force – were magically removed, what is the likely outcome? We certainly would not have the grisly mass murders, drug and gang related deaths, nor would the police be quite so trigger happy.

    Obviously it is is a tall order to remove all guns, but its the right choice and can be done. Didn’t Australia do it?

    Its really a shame that things are moving precisely in the opposite direction worldwide, where even the once friendly London police is taking an example from its trans-Atlantic counterpart.

  20. “Guns are not the root cause of man’s evil actions. Neither are the multiplying categories of the psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Evil is part of the human condition, always has been, always will be.”

    Evil is part of man’s condition – his morality is derived from animal behaviors. To be human is to discard those in favor of other people are not your property and initiating aggression against another is forbidden.

    The numerous moral behaviors man has promoted his survival in the animal world and it’s quite apparent they function very poorly at this point in time. The morality a human has promotes survival in a civilized world, unfortunately there are few human beings.

    “Man appears to be the missing link between anthropoid apes and human beings.”

    Konrad Lorenz

  21. Sam Shama says:
    @joe webb

    Joe if I might make an observation. In Israel, a country which has a much higher population density, a seriously military-trained population (one that seeks and succeeds in preventing Palestinians to penetrate its borders), gun related civilian deaths are less than a fifth of what is experienced in the U.S!! The reason is obvious, and I needn’t state it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

    It is a Talmudic point 🙂 and I wouldn’t be tarred as a Liberal even if my life were to hang in the balance.

  22. rod1963 says:
    @kenny

    They don’t see through it, they’re just lazy, dumb and have zero impulse control which makes most of them unemployable – especially the males.

    As for those who work for the Gucci bag, there will always been slaves to fashion and trends. See status is a big thing in our society. Even blacks want it. Hence their desire to have a Escalade and more bling than Sharpton. Bling is everything to them.
    .

    • Replies: @George123
  23. Wally says:
    @Sam Shama

    Australia?

    Australia has nowhere near the numbers of Negroes that the US has. Therein lies the difference, let’s face it.

    The Cultural Marxist, Jew dominated media is essentially inciting violence against white European-Americans. They are sending the not so subtle message to attack whites. We must defend ourselves, with vigor.

  24. @Sam Shama

    If all guns – by which I mean all in the hands of civilians

    Good thing I am not a “civilian”, a government employee not in the military, but instead a CITIZEN and a free man. I won’t be disarmed.

    If you are proposing disarming government employees, I am in favor of that, including most police. Citizens should be armed, the King’s men should not be allowed weapons.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  25. rod1963 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Ahh another tyrant lover.

    The fact is: our violent crime problem stems from two groups blacks and Mexicans. Especially blacks. They are 6 times as violent as whites, commit murder all out proportion to their population. Most have no interest in anything but being predators and parasites upon society.

    Find a way of walling these two groups off from society and violent crime drops to nothing.

    But you’ll never see a gun grabber admit it’s a ethnic problem. This is why they are silent when blacks kill each other by the hundred in our cities. They only get energized when there is Newtown or Columbine. Then they jump up and down on the corpses and say “see if we only had gun confiscation none of this would have happened”.

    Their goal was never a safe society, they want a disarmed society that is prostrate before the state. The only way to achieve is to disarm the law abiding citizen.

    • Agree: Realist, dc.sunsets
  26. Curle says:
    @Rifleman

    Neither of the highlighted comments have the slightest connotation you try to give them. How about commenting like a grown up?

  27. Sam Shama says:
    @Chris Mallory

    And presumably when the King’s men are disarmed, the citizens would then be free to turn on each other, merely for sport?

    I have never been able to understand this deep desire in the USA, among gun rights advocates to own these lethal objects. It might have been useful 200 years ago, but today? If you speak to CITIZENS of the U.K., the overwhelming majority has not a fig for owning guns!

  28. Biff says:

    This chick is obsessed over black dudes.

  29. George123 says:
    @rod1963

    lazy is just a shaming tool society uses to get idiots to work so unhappy people can be rich.

    don’t fall for it. all wise men are lazy.

    blacks are dumb from the perspective of industrial civilization, but i dont see whats so great about it. seems to make people unhappy and work way harder than there is amy point in doing. blacks are fine for hunting/agriculture.

    if u want to use all the land for your pointless industrial civilization and make life dull don’t be surprised not everyone wants to play your silly game.

    you’re making their way of life impossible, so you owe them. they don’t have to take the leftover shitty jobs tjat are all they are suited for in your system.

    impulse control is way overrated. makes life dreary. I can see why the unhappy status seekers praise it in their undeings tho. work wouldn’t get done otherwise.

    you’re a good noy. now jump.

  30. Mudhole says:

    Bryce Williams did not kill anyone. This ‘shooting’ was just the latest in a series of well hyped psy- ops by the Evil Elite.

    1st was ‘Isis in Texas’- Garland Texas, May 4th 2015. This was an exercise that had been planned for weeks.

    Then came ‘Terror in Tennessee’ another dastardly Muslim killing Our Uniformed Heroes.

    Next were the ‘Theatre Shootings’ in Lafayette LA and Nashville TN. This switched the propaganda theme to Evil White Males. both were exercises.

    Then it was ‘Lets Roll Part Deux’, the absurd high-school level fakery in France. More evil Muslims.

    I guess you’d call the latest hoax ‘The Affirmative Action Assassination’ since they tossed Black, gay and crazy into the salad.

    They’re all fake.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Revusky
    , @Truth
  31. @Mudhole

    They’re all fake.

    Alert! Alert!

    This one can see!!

    • Replies: @Mudhole
  32. Art says:

    Gun Violence” – NO prescription drug violence.

    All these guys have been on mind altering psychic drugs. DA!

    It is not reported by the Jew MSM, because it would cost them money.

    Same with the political class.

  33. Svigor says:

    There is something wrong with this analysis, which could have come out of the NRA. Guns are an instrument designed to kill and capable of killing large numbers of people very quickly. If someone with a severe mental disorder had to do his killing with a kitchen knife or a sharp stick the death tolls would be much smaller. I am not necessarily advocating national gun registration or anything like that because in our fractured society people need guns to protect themselves and their families, but there is a clear reluctance on the part of many to even consider any common sense approaches for keeping guns out of the hands of the incompetent or homicidal. National background checks for buyers with a sunset provision so the information is not retained by the government beyond thirty days might be a possible place to start.

    “Common sense” here means “gov’t bureaucrats whims.”

    “Is not retained” means “retained surreptitiously.”

    If all guns – by which I mean all in the hands of civilians and most of it from the militarised police force – were magically removed, what is the likely outcome?

    The price of guns would go way up. This would contribute to a dramatic rise in the gun smuggling business (and a concomitant rise in violence surrounding same, as with the prohibition of alcohol) and in the business of people machining their own guns domestically. Violent criminals would gain the upper hand as long as the gun vacuum obtained; nobody loves the Mad Max, muscle-and-violence-powered medieval milieu the way violent criminals do (baseball bats are much cheaper than guns). Violent crime levels would go through the roof, because law-abiding citizens’ ability to defend themselves would be effectively destroyed. Vigilantism, militias, and “autodefensas” would rise in response, in rural and suburban areas. White flight would ramp up substantially. Crazies would use “petrol bombs,” cars, and other improvisations instead of guns to perpetrate their crimes, and we would see no drop in the number of fatalities they produce.

    These are the outcomes that spring to mind first.

    Joe if I might make an observation. In Israel, a country which has a much higher population density, a seriously military-trained population (one that seeks and succeeds in preventing Palestinians to penetrate its borders), gun related civilian deaths are less than a fifth of what is experienced in the U.S!! The reason is obvious, and I needn’t state it.

    I think you should probably state the reason.

    They don’t see through it, they’re just lazy, dumb and have zero impulse control which makes most of them unemployable – especially the males.

    Kenny is obviously either having a laugh, or a total nut.

    If you are proposing disarming government employees, I am in favor of that, including most police. Citizens should be armed, the King’s men should not be allowed weapons.

    My sentiments exactly. I’d much rather see our military and gov’t disarmed than see the citizenry’s 2nd Amendment Right infringed (any further).

    And presumably when the King’s men are disarmed, the citizens would then be free to turn on each other, merely for sport?

    I have never been able to understand this deep desire in the USA, among gun rights advocates to own these lethal objects. It might have been useful 200 years ago, but today? If you speak to CITIZENS of the U.K., the overwhelming majority has not a fig for owning guns!

    Cars kill far more people. I have never understood this deep desire in Europe and among American leftists, to own those lethal objects. Never mind their obsession with drinking and driving, and their right to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel. But, leftists gonna leftist.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  34. Wally says: • Website
    @Sam Shama

    Guns are more necessary today than ever before. I suggest that Sam review violent crime rates, especially black on white in the US.

    And how are things going in the UK cities these days?

    I submit that Sam lives nowhere near blacks or Mexicans.

    How to identify an irrational liberal:

    slap him in the face and see if he apologizes.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  35. Svigor says:

    Re UK sentiment and guns: nothing a gelding likes more than to see all the rest of the stallions gelded, too.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  36. @Philip Giraldi

    “I am not necessarily advocating national gun registration or anything like…”

    Oh, yes, I am sure you’re not. I particularly like the use of the word “possible” to suggest that you’re just spitballing and open to anything that works. I totally believe you, but then again I enjoy huffing paint.

    “National background checks for buyers with a sunset provision so the information is not retained by the government beyond thirty days might be a possible place to start.”

    Excellent. And there is no question but that we can trust the government to implement ethical, effective and efficient programs. Isn’t that the essential point that you (assuming this is a post by the Philip Giraldi who authors articles for http://www.unz.com) make in all of your writings regarding this government’s foreign policy over the last 15 years or so?

  37. @Sam Shama

    But it’s okay for a subject of Communist China to pack a pistol at the Olympics in London. Don’t you believe in your own laws? The Swedes didn’t allow boxing at the 1912 games– it was against their law. I guess the IOC can play Parliament like a marionette.

    The gun rights of which you speak are an inheritance of common law– English common law. Unlike so-called rights to religion, free press, and the vote. All of which you plagiarized from us.

  38. Gun violence, goon violence, or another G-word violence?

    Enjoy another fairy fugitive story that gripped the Twin Cities for a whole month last summer.

  39. Mudhole says:
    @Jonathan Revusky

    Americans- I’m not sure, but I think they live in an Idiocracy.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. Sam Shama says:
    @Svigor

    You wrote:

    I think you should probably state the reason.

    Certainly if you insist: civilians DO NOT OWN firearms. Police have handguns and batons. Use of handguns by the police is rare. There are the usual fistfights and fights involving clubs, knives and the rare firearm, etc. between various groups, but hardly significant fatalities. Believe me there is more than ample opportunity for firearms to get smuggled in civilian population in this part of the ME, but the country has decided to not let that happen, with the aid of the army (do you get get the point now?) Most gun related fatalities are these days attributable to ex-Soviet immigrants, and even that is being cracked down heavily by the police.

    That is about it.

    • Replies: @Kyle a
  41. Sam Shama says:
    @Wally

    Most of what you stated is quite true (Except the part about getting slapped. If slapped, I punch 🙂 ).. I am very aware of the violent crime stats and the Black on White crime. Hard policing is the answer, not civilians keeping an armoury at home! I understand that whites in this country are distressed by this (is the majority of whites really distressed though?)

    • Replies: @Bruce D
  42. rupurt murdoch,harvey weinstein,spielberg and tarrantino
    murdochs vice tv
    why was ths production so bad

    rita katz site intel group
    baked in film student bad

    Cartoon World Hoax Exposed. Why Was It So Easy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QaWz9SAyg0

    • Replies: @Mudhole
  43. Truth says:
    @Rifleman

    You sound like a sissy. Ghastly sounds like a term a gay guy would use.

    LOL, Priss, you give yourself away within 10 words every time.

  44. Truth says:
    @Mudhole

    I’ve tried this one, Chief. They’re 10 years away from understanding. So I just let them set the parameters, and debate within.

    PS; a “fake” event doesn’t always mean that someone didn’t die.

    • Replies: @Mudhole
  45. Mudhole says:
    @charles drake

    Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend….. And then mow the lawn. Yep, you got it, Bubba. Knowing this, it’s still our duty to speak out, whenever and where ever we can, to anyone who will listen. Do your duty, and damn the consequences. Your video kicks ass, btw.

  46. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Mudhole

    Amen!!Preach it brother. Our leadership is definitely filled with idiots.

  47. @Svigor

    Re UK sentiment and guns: nothing a gelding likes more than to see all the rest of the stallions gelded, too.

    Speaking of gelding stallions…

    (Skip to clause 4.)

    Freedom of conscience, freedom of the press, the right to vote, and gun prohibition. America had them all, long before Britain!

  48. @Philip Giraldi

    …but there is a clear reluctance on the part of many to even consider any common sense approaches for keeping [votes] out of the hands of the incompetent or homicidal.

    Sound better, guys?

  49. @Sam Shama

    I have never been able to understand this deep desire in the USA…

    To get a better sense of the outrage that (white, male) Americans would feel should our government attempt to disarm them, imagine for a moment British men faced with having their pornography taken away. You’d have riots in the streets!

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  50. Kyle a says:
    @kenny

    ” to their credit, they simply don’t wish to participate in a capitalist society based on work rather than play” …….. That’s being a bum where I come from. Even in a communist economy, participation is a factor.

  51. Kyle a says:
    @kenny

    ” blacks see thru it” lmao! Future time orientation would argue against your position. Most blacks do t know the agriculture age has been replaced by a system that favors an IQ above the daily temperature average for the country of Sweden . You give them to much credit for them being them.

  52. Kyle a says:
    @Sam Shama

    You don’t hang out with the correct Englishman

  53. Kyle a says:
    @Sam Shama

    Or….. They lack a black and mexican population.

  54. Kyle a says:

    [Instead of publishing a large number of very short comments, it’s much better to combine them into one or two longer and more substantial ones.]

    Why is it every time I go and purchase a firearm the individual doing the background check asks me if I’m Mexican? Why not Swedish? I look more Swedish than mexican

  55. Dilbert says:

    Phillip Geraldi

    Kindly keep your liberalism contained within Canadian borders. Are you still wearing those Palestinian head scarf thingys?

  56. Mudhole says:
    @Truth

    They are not 10 years away from understanding. All it takes is the right event to trigger their awakening. Some, of course, can never awaken- Phil Giraldi being a case in point. A smart guy, who usually tries to do the right thing- could he ever admit to himself the true reality of the Ziopath monster he helped create? Never- the guilt, shame and cognitive dissonance would split his old grey head like a melon.

    Myself, I was Asleep until Jan. 7th of this year, when I witnessed the Charlie Hebdo Hoax unfolding on my computer screen. Since my knowledge base dovetailed so exactly with the ‘circumstances’ of this third rate TV show, I could see immediately that it was fake. Instantly I Awoke.

    Previous to the CH fraud, I had no clue to the depth of the Evil Elites’ deceit. I knew nothing about media hoaxes, nothing about 9/11 even. I vaguely knew the official story was bullshit, but beyond that, like most Americans, I didn’t WANT to know. Charlie Hebdo shook me Awake-others will Awaken as well, until slowly, a critical mass exists.

    • Replies: @Truth
  57. Svigor says:

    Certainly if you insist: civilians DO NOT OWN firearms. Police have handguns and batons. Use of handguns by the police is rare. There are the usual fistfights and fights involving clubs, knives and the rare firearm, etc. between various groups, but hardly significant fatalities. Believe me there is more than ample opportunity for firearms to get smuggled in civilian population in this part of the ME, but the country has decided to not let that happen, with the aid of the army (do you get get the point now?) Most gun related fatalities are these days attributable to ex-Soviet immigrants, and even that is being cracked down heavily by the police.

    That is about it.

    Much better. So, if America were a small ethnostate, run like a military camp by serious patriots, and the people and gov’t were united in maintaining an apartheid state, we could probably pull it off.

    But, we’re not (in fact, the same ethnocentric tribe that makes all of that possible in Israel is the most powerful, determined, and successful group opposing all of that for America.). So we can’t.

  58. Truth says:
    @Mudhole

    They are not 10 years away from understanding. All it takes is the right event to trigger their awakening.

    Well, we’re getting one a week now. It won’t be for shortage of opportunity.

  59. A natural flaw in the argument over firearm limitations is the ease with which firearms can be manufactured. Anyone with access to quite basic metal-working tools can build a submachine gun in his basement. Handguns are laughably easy to make.

    The day the Federal ban on so called Assault Rifles was announced, I chanced to pass the window of a bookstore with a magazine rack. Prominently displayed on the cover of a home mechanic magazine were the latest plans for turning out one’s own high caliber target rifle. Remember, there are hundreds of thousands of Americans with lathes in their basements.

    So much for controlling firearms by people who really want them. It’s just not going to happen.

  60. I forgot to mention that as far as I know, it is not against federal law to make a firearm for your own personal use.

  61. Never forget this fact:

    A billion times more innocent people have been killed and maimed by armed military, policemen, and criminals than by armed law-abiding civilians.

    Yet, the left always tries to disarm the armed law abiding civilian.

    Draw your own conclusions.

  62. Bruce D says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    but there is a clear reluctance on the part of many to even consider any common sense approaches for keeping guns out of the hands of the incompetent or homicidal. National background checks for buyers with a sunset provision so the information is not retained by the government beyond thirty days might be a possible place to start.

    That’s because of self-righteousness of the gun-control movement and the lack of trust of it. The history of gun-control is all about steps toward prohibition, gathering of lists etc. People sense that the real aim is prohibition.

    Gun-control advocates have gotten wise and now refrain from public calls for prohibition, but they don’t fool anyone. They can’t help themselves so instead, they talk of “reducing” the number of guns in society. Their focus is predominantly on guns, not reducing the incidence of homicide per se – “gun” violence rather than violence in general. So people rightly conclude that their real hidden agenda is prohibition or prohibitory regulation.

    Regarding sun-setting of data, the FBI and the BATF have repeatedly tried to save background check data. There would have to be a special inspector general’s office with powers greater than the FBI and BATFE that ensures the destruction of data. But none of the gun-control advocates would ever advocate that, because that would close the door on prohibition, which is their ultimate goal.

    Gun-controllers are going to have to earn peoples’ trust. Repealing gun-control laws in return for enactment of others, having concrete measures protecting firearms ownership, and supporting nationwide concealed carry even in movie theaters and schools would be a good start.

  63. Bruce D says:
    @Sam Shama

    If all guns – by which I mean all in the hands of civilians and most of it from the militarised police force – were magically removed, what is the likely outcome?

    “magically” That says it all.

  64. Bruce D says:
    @Sam Shama

    The armoury at home is why non-Hispanic whites have a homicide rate lower than in the UK. The U.S. is actually safer than the U.K. in the non-Hispanic white areas.

    Do a search on: Pew Research gun firearm ownership white Hispanic black. You’ll see that whites’ firearm ownership is about twice the incidence as black and non-Hispanic whites. Then do a search on: FBI UCR homicides by race Also search: BOP Bureau of Prisons incarceration murder homicide Hispanic white black. You’ll see that the vast majority of homicides are committed by blacks and Hispanics. If one subtracts those homicides or adjusts the percentages, one finds that the homicide rate in non-Hispanic white U.S. is lower than the homicide rate in the U.K.

    It is because of our personal armouries. The policy you advocate puts us at risk. The data clearly shows that the higher the incidence of firearms ownership the lower the incidence of homicide.

    Hard policing is the answer

    You mean oppression. The armoury at home is far superior.

  65. @Sam Shama

    There are no citizens in the UK. They are Subjects.

  66. Hrw-500 says:

    A bit off-topic, someone on the blog Chateau Heartiste mentionned that video titled “Kissed a groid”, parody of Katy Perry’s “Kissed a girl”. I don’t know how long it’ll stay on Youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMDObbVTHgc

  67. […] “Gun violence” is the term used by conservatives with this messy habit of mind. A careful thinker would allude to “goon violence.” […]

  68. […] “Gun violence” is the term used by conservatives with this messy habit of mind. A careful thinker would allude to “goon violence.” […]

  69. […] “Gun violence” is the term used by conservatives with this messy habit of mind. A careful thinker would refer to “goon violence.” […]

  70. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I agree with the article in so far that I can see need for another term or phrase when talking about gun violence. I also think that this might be misleading in some ways, since a gun itself cannot kill anyone, but the person that is pulling the trigger of that gun can. While I can also relate to the examples given in the article saying that we also do not refer to the holocaust as “gas chamber violence,“ I fail to see the improvement of the phrase when referring to it as “goon violence,“ as Mercer is writing in the headline. Just from a merely psychological perspective, isn’t belittling the whole issue of, let me call it violence with guns, missing the point? By using a substitute for the word “gun“ that almost sounds like it but has a completely different, colloquial and insulting meaning firstly does not solve the problem. Secondly, it obviously creates a superiority, not only over the perpetrators, but also over the victims since the term “goon“ oversimplifies the whole issue, in my opinion.

    As Mercer mentions in the last parts of her article, evil is in rooted in everyone and “evil is part of the human condition, always has been, always will be. Evil can’t be wished away, treated away, medicated away or legislated away. Evil is here to stay.“ If that is true, it still calls for stricter gun control. If there is evil inside everyone, I think the access to guns is what enables people to use guns and go on a killing spree. If the gun control laws were stricter, yes, people who wanted to do harm would find another way, but probably one that would not be as harmful as shooting several people in a blind rage.

  71. @Philip Giraldi

    I absolutely love sophistry. Begin with a statement of fact, use it to vault to a non sequitur and then employ Outcome Utilitarian theorizing to arrive at a political policy that has proven to have absolutely no relationship to reality time and again.

    The embrace of Outcome Utilitarianism is in my view one of life’s best signals for shallow thinking.

  72. @Threecranes

    How can there NOT be agency when he was acutely conscious of his power over me at the very moment when he could have squeezed the trigger? This is very Existential here, in Kierkegaard’s and Sartre’s sense. This was a moment of choice distilled down to the essential microsecond. And he knew it. He knew that he was not a victim, but more like GOD. He had the power of life and death over me and was triumphant in making me yield.

    THIS is why those who perpetrate such acts must be put down, with prejudice.

    THIS is about what Jeffrey Snyder described in his seminal 1993 essay, A Nation of Cowards. It is a complete repudiation of the civilizational compact, and every single person, from teenager to adult, who acts in this way should be turned off like a light switch.

    Failing that, (and I’m sure the Theocratic devotion to Universalism is strong enough to “fail”) then the only sensible alternative is permanent exile, on pain of instantaneous death (think Escape from New York.)

    This is the only way to defend civilization.

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