I’m not going to talk about guns right now. I’m sure someone is going to call for some law at some point, and drag me into that. But, right now, I want to highlight that sick, murderous freaks are a product of a sick society.
Ours is a sick society. One that does not value reason. One that does not value control over one’s faculties. One that does not have a proper concept of a healthy self, and therefore no concept of healthy self-esteem – genuine, real self-esteem, not the fake imitation they make with gold stars.
I don’t have the first clue what long chain of failures made the inhuman freak responsible for today’s sick, unspeakable acts, but I confidently predict that a lack of those values – reason, control over faculties, and (genuine, not fake) self-esteem, was involved.
Our society isn’t focused on producing genuine adults anymore. On producing thinking, reasoning men and women – and not sick, overgrown children. Mature individuals who think independently, live productively and seek to earn real, genuine self-esteem and the pride that it brings in a life lived well. Adults capable of judgement – yes, judgement: that isn’t a bad word (and I would bet that if some more of it were applied, tragedies like this would happen less often). Reasoning beings who stand with conviction on their honor – their integrity and their honesty.
That is what we need.
I wrote the above in response to the tragedy in Newton, CT. Obviously, since then, stupid and evil laws have indeed been called for to take away our rights and make us still more vulnerable to such massacres. I’d write on this in detail, but it seems that Richard Salsman has rather beaten me to the punch.
“Gun control-freaks want to blame mass shootings on ‘too many guns,’ but the real problem is far too few guns and too little gun freedom. Restrictions on our Constitution’s 2ndAmendment right to bear arms invite slaughter and mayhem. . . . Here’s the perversity of the gun-controllers: they’ve convinced politicians and law enforcement officials that public areas are especially prone to gun violence, and have pushed for onerous bans and restrictions on gun use in such areas; but that means they themselves are accessories to such crimes, because they’ve actively encouraged government to ban or restrict our basic civil right to self-defense; it means they’ve goaded stray crazies into publically slaughtering people with impunity. Self-defense is a crucial right; it requires gun-toting and full use not only in our homes and on our property but also (and especially) in public. . . . The evidence is overwhelming now: no one any longer can claim, in candor, that the gun-controllers are ‘pacific,’ ‘peace-loving,’ or ‘well-meaning.’ In truth they are avowed enemies of a key civil right and abject abettors of evil…
The blood of Newtown’s victims are on the hands of those politicians who’ve helped impose “gun-free” public zones.”