Land of the Defenceless Victim
“Gun control first enslaves; then it kills. That is just one more price the politicians and their allied beneficiaries of the state are happy for others to pay.” Paul Green
Below, is an article sent to me by one of my subscribers. It is written by Paul Green of
Great Britain and is about the result of Gun
Control in the ,
and how it has worked out for them. A GOOD LESSON FOR UK . This is why I say Gun Control is not about ‘Guns’,
it’s about ‘People’. This rather lengthy article is a
must read, all of it, it’s a real eye opener! Pass it on to all your friends. To read the original
article CLICK HERE! AMERICAS
Thanks, de Andréa
By Paul Green
January 5, 2013
My American cousins must at least concede that the natural right to keep and bear arms was recognized long before their forebears did – in the English Common Law and in the 1688 Bill of Rights. For what it is worth, that document is still part of British constitutional law and states: "subjects… may have arms for their defence…"
While Americans should concede that point, my fellow countrymen should also concede that King George’s invading army deserved exactly what they got from the American citizen militia, leading up to that pivotal year of 1776.
Of course, Britain’s Christian background meant that belief in the God-given right of arming oneself to defend person and property went back much further – and not just to the Old Testament: In the New, Jesus did emphasise mercy and restraint, but also instructed his disciples to sell their coats if necessary to buy a sword; his illustrated teachings included armed land owners and home owners (ref: here) resisting robbers; and he himself used a whip when driving out moneychangers from his "Father’s house".
These and other ideas were consolidated into the precedent of Common Law, as expounded upon by Blackstone, and distilled into common speech through terms like: "An Englishman’s home is his castle".
However, if the English did to some extent pass on to the early Americans a belief in the right to keep and bear arms, unfortunately it seems to have been because they were not intending to use it any more.
Especially since the early 1900’s, many of the rights and liberties of Englishmen have gradually dwindled away. How the mighty have fallen: The income tax for example, early on was well below ten percent but rose to 90% or more in the 50s and 60s. Today, according to a recent mainstream media documentary, the overall total of government spending is bigger than the private economy.
Socialism was introduced under a facade of Christian compassion in the
The underclass were promised not freedom but better masters, and sold the idea that they themselves would be in ultimate control of the new masters through "democracy". Earlier and better men had grown tired of both this servility and of elite feudalism, and had set out for greener pastures in the colonies.
What had originally begun there as free trade ended up as an empire – subjugating the local populations by denying their right to bear arms. But there must still have been something right about the Common Law and minimal administrative framework of those colonies…
Some went on to be listed among the richest and freest countries in the world – at least, relatively speaking:
But socialism, feudalism, fascism or any other form of state control "ism" can never last without the firepower superiority of the state. The over-class must have the last word and the underclass must know it. Politics is never the same when it is known that the armed population can, as a last resort, get fed up with the masters and kick them out by force.
In a society like Britain, where the government has now exceeded the size of the productive economy, that level of fed up-ness can only increase. Economic failure and failed political promises can only be papered over with propaganda and money printing for so long.
Still, the power and glory bunch don't need to have too much concern. All that really matters to them is that they keep the top military and secret police brass happy. These absolutely must be political insiders, as must the moral rubber stamp machine of last resort – the state sponsored church.
The main reason they feel they don't need to be too concerned, is because the population is disarmed. Always a big concern of the socialists, feudalists and fascists, the only way that an authoritarian end could be maintained in a country with a tradition of private arms ownership was through gradualism. Gradually at each public crisis the right would be turned into permission and then whittled away with conditions until gone.
Today it is gone, and the only reason a farmer can have a shotgun (of no more than 3 shell capacity) is because royalty and the elites have always liked clay pigeon and pheasant shooting on their estates. Anyone who has any kind of firearm has to be inspected by police annually. They have to keep the weapon under lock and key in a safe and in a manner approved by the visiting inspector.
In the 1950’s banks would require branches to keep a loaded pistol. Today, protection is no grounds for owning one. Government guidance on "self defence" has allowed for using nothing more than a few commonly available household objects and is beyond absurd.
There has been some minor adjustment in the last couple of years, but the situation is far from clear. Recent crackdowns have meant that even carrying a knife of more than two and a half inches in length can lead to imprisonment. British men have been legally turned into cowards and some have complied up to the point of looking the other way when a young woman was attacked on public transport.
The media is tightly locked down on the subject of self defence or firearms. Media ownership at the top of course, is only granted to insiders who toe the line. Rupert Murdoch was a Margaret Thatcher favourite at one stage and so gained a foothold in
I have never seen any openly pro-gun editorial or article in any major British media outlet. There is no debate and there is no objectivity on the subject. There is not even pretence of it. Public opinion is mostly guided by the BBC and the media mogul or two who has access to their minds en masse. Over in the
When a school shooting took place in
What then would a genuinely unbiased media say on the issue of firearms?
Bias is most evident when reporting on any one of the tens and hundreds of thousands of violent crime victims in the
It is important to note that government, irrespective of party, maintains power by doing the vast majority of armed stealing in the
That expectation will not immediately change when the economy tanks and welfare is dramatically reduced. Then the gloves will really come off. In the meantime, there is still a lot of private violent crime in the
A genuinely free press would report with outrage on every single case of defenceless victims with headlines like: "Victim defenceless – politicians to blame" "Gun control kills again – no protection for murder victim" "How many more defenceless victims?" "When will the innocent be able to fight back?"
The only time I ever heard a concern of that nature expressed in the
What could they do anyway? Governments in essence are organised special interest groups – headed up by pathological insiders, and assisted by self-righteous busybodies and sycophantic ladder climbers. They want power above all else and are convinced it is for the general good. They are also greedy for personal advancement and gain. They like things just the way they are.
When the population starts rising up in anger, they retreat into their modern secularised "divine right of governments" philosophy and demand "law and order" at all costs. Of course, they get to dream up the "law" and to enforce the "order". As long as the military/police state brass is in on the plot, then the tools for dictatorship are in place – provided the people are disarmed.
I never rule out miracles – but it will certainly take one of Biblical Exodus proportions to free a people once they finally realize they have been enslaved, but have no weapons. Perhaps the fall of the
Perhaps the British people will also come round, eventually. But gradualism has done its work and right now, many of them are happy being spoon fed from cradle to grave by government and bureaucrats. Natural social welfare institutions have been so shot to pieces that, landless and abandoned by family, neighbours and church many others have no alternative.
It will take a crisis to change that, along with the teaching of ideas that a state sponsored church, state franchised media and state owned education establishment are unlikely to celebrate. The crisis is certainly on the way – but which way it will go from there has yet to be decided.
Finally, what about the actual question of private crime? Are governments anywhere really capable, through police state measures, of keeping people safe?
Their own power-and-glory elite are certainly kept safe with armed personal bodyguards. That much goes without saying across both sides of the
However, in less exalted circles, the last figures I heard from the
But in the real world of real crime, that is about a 15% detection rate of perpetrators.
A 15% detection rate – after a crime has already happened – and the British people are supposed to place 100% reliance on police for protection from crimes before they even take place?
Gun control first enslaves; then it kills . That is just one more price the politicians and their allied beneficiaries of the state are happy for others to pay.
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If you want the same loss of freedom and safety for
the Brit’s ignorantly allowed, then by all means, vote for and support “Gun
Control.” The only thing that can come
out of the control of people and their means of personal defense of freedom, is
tyranny. I say as Patrick Henry did... “Give me liberty or give me death!”
“…Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry
Thanks for listening – de Andréa