Gun Control = Genocide

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 02 May 2005 12:00:00 GMT
# The Libertarian Enterprise - Letter from L. Neil Smith - this is the full text of the message that I excerpted last Wednesday reminding us that the police "are the very standing army that the Founding Fathers were afraid of." [tle]

# We went to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus yesterday afternoon. I've gone to the Big Apple Circus (site resizes your browser window, yuck) quite a lot in recent years, but don't remember ever attending a three-ring circus. Phew. So much happening it was hard to decide what to watch. Elephants, sheep dogs, horses, ponies, lots of lions, acrobats, beautiful dancers, dare devil motor cycle riders going round and round inside a metal sphere. My favorite acts were Crazy Wilson on the gyroscopic Pendulum of Pandemonium & Motorcycle Mania (inside the sphere) and the Upside Down World. And, of course, there were plenty of beautiful women, dancing, singing, and doing stunts.

# Gary North at - Gun Control and Genocide - Gun Control = Genocide. Etch that on the inner sanctum of your consciousness. Gun Control = Genocide. Mr. North's article mostly covers the genocide of Armenians by Turks, but it's a good reminder of how governments operate. [jomama]

The twentieth century, more than any century in recorded history, was the century of man's inhumanity to man. A memorable phrase, that. But it is misleading. It should be modified: "Governments' inhumanity to unarmed civilians." In the case of genocide, however, this is not easily dismissed as collateral damage on a wartime enemy. It is deliberate extermination.



Genocide happens.

It doesn't happen whenever the would-be targets own guns.

# L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - Some of Them Will be Your Enemies - Neil respects the new pope, and the guy he replaced, even though they're his ideological enemies. [tle]

The first thing to understand about all this is that the late Pope John Paul II and the new Pope Benedict XVI were ideological twins. In their own terms, they were fighting on the bright side of the Force. They both believed in exactly the same principles, and they both strove to uphold them in the face, not only of the Church's foes, but of hordes of weak-spined allies, who can do one far more damage than one's worst enemies, as I've been at pains to point out from time to time.

I appreciate this especially because, all my life in the movement, some forty-three years, so far, there has never been any lack of halfwits, cowards, and four-flushers begging--or demanding--that I "tone it down", that I compromise (or at least appear to) with those who oppose me, or try not to frighten the people I seek to inform. Unfortunately, I've found it's sometimes the only way you can educate them.

# Kenneth Newquist at Nuketown - Being Fat Won't Kill You - the CDC recently downgraded, by a factor of 15, the number of people the estimate die each year due to obesity. I trust this number (25,814) about as much as the previous number (365,000). What it proves is that government has no business telling people anything about the how the choices they make affect their health.

Nuketown is a site I found via smith2004. Their motto is "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Geekdom." Hehe. From the about page: [nuketown]

Nuketown is a speculative fiction Web zine that's been published continuously since 1996. It's part-blog, part-webzine, and is written almost entirely by its editor, Ken Newquist (but it doesn't have to be -- we're looking for non-fiction contributors).

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