Daniel Greenfield on guns
This man is brilliant, Daniel Greenfield. Another thought provoking and astute article came out, this time about gun control. What’s also funny is that I never hear the left condemning Che Guevara or any leftist “revolutionary” groups, or Hamas, for using guns. By gun control they mean no republicans should have guns, which is ludicrous, because most gun crimes are committed by democrats or other leftists. This is a fact, as is the fact that most assassins in the US have been leftist radicals, not right wing haters. Anyhow.
The gun control debate, like all debates with the left, is reducible to the question of whether we are individuals who make our own decisions or a great squishy social mass that helplessly responds to stimuli. Do people kill with guns or does the availability of guns kill people? Do bad eating habits kill people or does the availability of junk food kill people?
To the left these are distinctions without a difference. If a thing is available then it is the cause of the problem. The individual cannot be held accountable for shooting someone if there are guns for sale. Individuals have no role to play because they are not moral actors, only members of a mob responding to stimuli.
You wouldn’t blame a dog for overeating; you blame the owners for overfeeding him. Nor do you blame a dog for biting a neighbor. You might punish him, but the punishment is training, not a recognition of authentic responsibility on the part of the canine. And the way that you think of a dog, is the way that the left thinks of you. When you misbehave, the left looks around for your owner.