Monday, December 14, 2015

Groan Again!

Mark Urbin has passed this along to us:

Someone is seriously this dumb?

And we allow them to vote?

Do I have to lecture on the practicality of semi-automatic  versus selective fire weapons?  Or the sheer idiocy of deliberately damaging any component of a weapon?

The absolute and unpleasant fact of reality is that a serious fraction of our so-called fellow citizens don't think.  They have been indoctrinated by our so-called education system to hold feelings as superior to facts and to pursue emotional states over rational thought.

It's not that they are stupid or ignorant--it's worse--they are willfully insane. 

And because they are uneducated there is no understanding that  negative actions have negative consequences.  In this case that the to enact an invalid law--such as the disarmament of citizens--will cause the deaths of actually innocent people.  And as during the Century of Death* there will be no shortage of those who are willing to wrongfully run up a bodycount.

And this all to allow a bunch of damned fools to feel good about themselves without regard to the consequences.  To feel superior about themselves while standing on a pile of innocent victims.

We must recognize that warm body Democracy**  does not work.  The fact is that all forms of authority are based on knowledge and political authority is no exception.  But in the present system political authority is granted to any warm body without regard to their the actual state of knowledge. As a result some warm bodies have traded their votes for a material object such as an IPad or a wad of cash. Or worse they have traded their votes for the warm and fuzzy feeling of having been compassionate.

My solution to the problem is simply proper education in the obligations of citizenship.

The course would be similar to a driver education course as presently taught. The first part of the class covers The Constitution, the proper functions of each branch of government, the function of each clause and amendment, the duties of the citizen as a member of the sovereign authority of the nation, and what is expected to happen when the Federal Government enters the failure mode.

The second part of the course covers the function and use of the instrument of political authority, the personal weapon. This covers rifle marksmanship and maintenance. Also covered is the basic organization and tactics of the citizen militia unit.

While the citizenship course will not be mandatory, completion and a passing grade will be required to exercise the authority to vote.

*My term for the last century with the dominance of toxic ideologies.

**Or the system of no body Democracy as practiced in Chicago and other strongholds of the Democratic Party..

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