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Las Vegas and the Left’s Dangerous Amorality

Las Vegas and the Left’s Dangerous Amorality

By Erik Rush •

One of the first admonitions that came from cooler heads in the hours following Stephen Paddock’s deadly shooting rampage at a country music festival in Las Vegas last Sunday night was a recommendation that those analyzing the incident refrain from politicizing the tragedy. It didn’t take long however, for liberal politicos (including those in the press) to cast aside this counsel in favor of wholesale politicization of the shootings.
My thinking on the matter is that considering the magnitude and nature of the tragedy, the avoidance of politicizing same would be prudent unless the perpetrator himself was attempting to make a some sort of political statement in carrying out the assault, but this has not been reliably established.

As one may have noticed, conspiracy theories concerning Paddock’s rampage abound. There have been as yet unsubstantiated reports that Paddock converted to a radical form of Islam at some point, as well as other reports of multiple shooters and the like. While lack of an apparent motive and information in general as regards Mr. Paddock could speak volumes, it could simply be indicative of measures he took to keep his life ̶ and subsequently, his intention to kill a lot of people ̶ a secret.

Although it would behoove anyone seeking the truth to take heed of the word “unsubstantiated” as regards some of the more controversial reports, it would also be wise to take a couple of other items into consideration: One, it’s been established that clandestine groups both inside and outside of government have been known to cultivate unbalanced individuals and fanatics to carry out such attacks as instruments of their agenda advancement. The second is that the left is operating under extreme duress, as I have indicated in this space many times since Donald Trump’s election; this has already given rise to all manner of desperate action on the part of the left.

On Monday night, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel made several false statements about gun laws, presumably to precipitate efforts on the part of Washington lawmakers to impose increased gun control measures. Hillary Clinton offered up some truly embarrassing statements relating to firearms and firearms laws, and claimed that the availability of firearms was some sort of dark conservative-Republican- National Rifle Association (NRA) conspiracy. She also criticized a “slow and creaky” infrastructure for firearms background checks.

The ever-mouthy, squat Hollywood goblin Lena Dunham said on social media that there was “no way not to politicize” the incident, and that Paddock’s shooting orgy was “about gender & race as well as access to guns.” I won’t even attempt to unravel that bit of logic.

NBC’s Tom Brokaw, instead of reporting the news, admonished citizens to organize against the NRA. Actress and perennial moron Alyssa Milano tweeted a link to “a list of the members of the House and Senate, and their twitter handles, that have taken money from the NRA.” A large and lively bunch of Hollywood ignoramuses weighed in with similar advice vis-à-vis the NRA, and a Drexel University professor blamed the shootings on a supposed narrative of white victimization advanced by ̶ you guessed it ̶ President Trump and his surrogates.

I’m actually somewhat surprised that country music itself hasn’t been cited by the left as a catalyst for this sort of violence, but I suppose there’s still time for that.

Let’s not mince words here: Those on the left who are driving the exploitation of the Las Vegas massacre to advance gun control are not interested in measures that might reduce gun violence, because no manner of precautions are capable of deterring a determined perpetrator with a gun ̶ or a knife, a bomb, or any other weapon one might obtain or devise. They are interested in neutralizing the Second Amendment and disarming the American people. Hillary Clinton and her ilk would probably adore a nationwide ban on firearms and electronic gunpowder sniffers in every home (wherein a “hot” reading would result in a visit from the local SWAT team), all to ensure our safety, of course.

Potential conspiracies and the progressive wet dream of an unarmed populace aside, my observation this week speaks to the recurring theme that the true believers among liberals (as opposed to the deluded, who simply lack epistemic reference for their beliefs) have become dangerously amoral people. One of the most offensive yet telling reactions to the Las Vegas shootings came from Hayley Geftman-Gold, a CBS senior counsel who said on Facebook that she was “not even sympathetic [to the shooting victims because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

Geftman-Gold was quickly sacked by CBS, but she wasn’t the only person on the left to publicly articulate that correlation. She was however, the only one audacious enough to suggest that the killed and injured country music fans ̶ being Republican gun-toters and by logical extension, likely Trump supporters ̶ had it coming.

I would submit that this level of callousness and inhumanity has become commonplace among the aforementioned liberal true believers. Liberal politicos and the press have worked tirelessly to dehumanize their political opponents and, while even many conservatives might disbelieve, I think that this is in preparation for some truly draconian social engineering measures in future. These people are the sort who would turn their neighbors in to police state authorities, even if they knew that in so doing they would consign said neighbors to enslavement, torture, and death in concentration camps.

The response of those on the left to the Las Vegas shootings illustrate once more that they should be regarded as our mortal enemies, as opposed to fellow citizens with a somewhat divergent political viewpoint.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns
Corrupted Means Always Corrupt the Ends

Corrupted Means Always Corrupt the Ends

By David Risselada

Democrats have really trapped themselves in a corner, haven’t they? It was all too obvious that the constant anti-American rhetoric they have been pushing would result in the kind of political violence we witnessed today. For years, ever since being a student in a radical left wing social work program, this author has been warning anyone who would listen that this was the direction we were going. The only problem is that no one was listening.

Think about it a moment; for decades now the radical left has controlled our institutions of lower learning while teaching students that they were oppressed victims of an evil, selfish, racist, sexist, homophobic capitalistic society. One that no less, caters to the privileged white man more than any other. They have ridiculed Christianity while removing it altogether from the public school system. They have replaced a traditional understanding of what is right and wrong with moral relativism which allows them to justify any action based on the view points of particular cultures or worldviews.

Isn’t it ironic? A political party who all but removed God from their political platform while pushing hateful lies to destroy their opposition wants us to believe they prayed for the Republicans? It seems that the idea of ends justifying the means is coming back to bite them right in the square of their proverbial donkey.

Alinsky always taught that believing corrupted means would corrupt the ends was a misguided principle, and that corrupting one’s self was the greatest act of morality if one was truly interested in pursuing the greater good. Well here we are, the Democrats have certainly corrupted themselves to levels unseen before and all we have to show for it are disgruntled Americans who believe Republicans want everyone to die because we are all selfish, racist, women hating Islamophobes who don’t want anyone having health care. The sad thing is liberals really believed they would have the opportunity to create a perfect world as a result of these hateful lies. Such is the way I suppose.

As usual, Democrats have come out with cries for gun control. What they fail to understand is that it was their constant politicization of tragedies such as this that cost them the election in the first place. Please, by all means keep calling for gun control and we will see whatever remaining Democrat seats there are left lost to pro-gun Republicans in 2018.

The issue of gun control, in this humble authors opinion, shows the true nature of the Democrat party. They claim to be for human rights and dignity but fail to understand that a human being has nothing if not the absolute right to self preservation in the face of danger. How can an individual maintain dignity when forced into a helpless situation where the right to defend his or her own life has been taken away by others seeking political gain? Call your congressman and senators and ask them this question. Furthermore, to suffer helplessly at the hands of criminals who never have any intention of complying with society’s laws is just a slap in the face by those who look down on us from their positions of power. Positions of power which were created to preserve the people’s liberty.

The truth is that Democrats don’t care about individual liberty or human dignity. They are collectivists and as such they see us as nothing but useful tools that can be played at will to accomplish a political objective. Sadly, their political objectives would see the masses psychologically subdued and chained to an ideology that has done nothing but wreak havoc and human misery since its inception. The fact that younger Americans are viewing socialism/communism as legitimate alternatives to our capitalist society is indicative of the fact that we are on the verge of witnessing more political violence. Blacks on college campuses are demanding segregation, college professors are calling for Republicans to be lined up and shot and there is even one student group who demanded Republicans be beheaded because they believe we want to take everyone’s health care.

Things will likely get far worse before they get any better. Democrats will continue to blame Republican gun ownership for violence committed by Democrats while still pursuing an agenda we all know is based on lies. They will continue to tell their followers that they are oppressed victims while encouraging them to revolt in the name of pursuing a better world. The question remains however, whether or not an agenda based on lies can lead to a better world at all. So far the evidence says otherwise.

David Risselada is a former U.S. Serviceman, commentator, and author of the book “Not on My Watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education.” David currently writes for Western Free Press.

Posted by Erik Rush in GUEST COMMENTARY

Mental Health Gun Checks? Let Obama go First

psychobarryOn Friday, the Our Dear Leader proposed two new executive actions to ostensibly make it easier for states to provide mental health information to the national firearms background check system. This of course means that more and likely over-reaching, arbitrary criteria will be used to determine who will and who will not be able to legally obtain firearms – and all according to the standards of the all-knowing, all-wise, all-powerful State.

Treated for depression once? Former substance abuser? ADHD? Ooh – you might be dangerous… Sorry, no Second Amendment protections for you…

While Vice President Biden’s office (which announced the proposals) claimed that “nothing in the proposed rule would require reporting on general mental health visits or other routine mental health care, or would exempt providers solely performing these treatment services from existing privacy rules,” given the deceit of this administration and nascent police-state policies, we can rest assured that this claim is perfunctory, deceptive rhetoric.

Privacy rules? They have to be kidding. Their very actions deny the existence of privacy for American citizens, rules or no!

Much of the legislation recently passed by states concerning firearms was driven by the Obama machine and its surrogates (i.e., former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nationwide initiative, for one). Last summer, prior to a vote on legislation in the state of Colorado, Joe Biden telephoned state representatives and senators and “encouraged” them to vote along the lines of the administration’s anti-Second Amendment agenda. As a result, two Colorado state senators were subsequently recalled, another resigned in the face of a recall, and many Colorado sheriffs have refused to enforce the new laws.

In the face of these new proposals, I submit that the first subject of a mental health background check ought to be the individual representing himself as Barack Hussein Obama II. After all, this is the same man who just excoriated Republican lawmakers for “going home for the holidays while abandoning the less fortunate” as he enjoyed yet another multimillion-dollar excursion in Hawaii. Some might say that there’s something fundamentally unbalanced about such a statement.

What would a deep psychological evaluation reveal about the individual representing himself as Barack Hussein Obama II, I wonder? And a background check – well, the Healthcare.gov system had no success in even finding enough information on him to perform such a check. Perhaps one of his many aliases might prove more revealing. As the federal statute 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) dictates, he would be banned from firearm ownership if convicted of a crime for which a judge could have sentenced him to a year or more in prison.

Were we to discover that there were, for example, outstanding warrants for flight from prosecution, or past mental health evaluations that included diagnoses of psychopathy, sociopathy, or malignant narcissism, he would probably be out of the running for firearm ownership.

Of course, with all of his armed security, he probably doesn’t need a gun. Do they maintain Secret Service protection for presidents while incarcerated or committed to psychiatric institutions?

 

Posted by Erik Rush in News