Maybe they - the ruling class, the self anointed coastal progressives who want to lead us "forward" - maybe they just hate you and me. We're ... distasteful. Those "cousin humping" rednecks with their stupid, icky guns! (I see Sebastian beat me to some of this)
One of the people who influenced me in this was Michael Bane, who wrote plainly:
Our enemies aren't antigun, they're anti-people-with-guns. It's not the guns they hate...it's us.Part of the problem is our world views are so different. We are responsible; we've stood up and taken the awesome responsibility of the lives and safety of not just ourselves, but our families and even strangers who we happen to be around. Sheep and sheep dogs, is another common idea. The coastal/blue county elites apparently believe that only the wise and wonderful government should be armed, which is ok because they can go try to emulate Lindsey Lohan or one of those "famous for being famous" twits and not have to be a grownup. They don't trust themselves with this responsibility, so they project that distrust onto us. This leads the self-adoring elites to simply declare anyone who has a different viewpoint to be "stupid" or "dumb". Look at how they savage attorney Gayle Trotter in this Twitchy feed, who testified in the senate's gun-grabbing committee hearing last week. Twitter isn't a place where one can present well-reasoned arguments or even just facts, but instead of just calling her stupid or crazy, maybe they could cite some studies instead of just name calling. Of course they can't because the facts are on our side.
How many people have you heard call for the deaths of not just the NRA president and his family, but the NRA itself? How about that Donald Kaul in the DesMoines Register saying
Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.Many people have wondered out loud just how far this goes. Do they really want to instigate an open civil war to allow the state to clamp down with absolute tyranny? How many millions do they want to kill? It's said that before you can succeed with genocide, you need to create a common sense that the victims are not really human. They're dogs or pigs (or the descendants of pigs and monkeys) or worse. Al Gore delivered some shocking rhetoric last week when he ventured into this territory
Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
The scientists now know that there is in human nature a divide between what we sometimes call liberals and conservatives, and it gives an advantage, you can speculate, to the human species to have some people who are temperamentally inclined to try to change the future and experiment with new things, and others who are temperamentally inclined to say, wait a minute, not too fast.
This is the stuff of Eugenics, the early 20th century progressive movement to get rid of those inferior races. Al is saying conservatives are genetically different. The slope from genetically different to genetically better and worse groups (Gore seems to be here already) and then to totally ignoring anything you have to say, at best, or eliminating you at worst is not just a steep slope, it's greased and ready. It took less than 30 years, at the beginning of the 20th century when life was much slower than today, to go from sterilizing blacks and other "undesirable" groups to the gas chambers in Europe.