Guns do not GUARANTEE liberty.Submitted by OctoBox on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:20
I own guns (period).
I like guns (nuff said).
---Because I like the "awe-inspiring" finality of them"
---I like that I can kill animals with ease with them.
---I like that I can kill humans who would kill me "with ease" with them.
---I like guns because they are dangerous, I like dangerous things.
I like snakes -- because they can get us to eat apples when we are not supposed too. And because they are dangerous (they can kill us).
We do not have "Trout Week" -- We do have "Shark Week"
The Dandelion Hunter was not as thrilling as the Crocodile Hunter
---RIP Steve Irwin
---The videos talking about Irwin's death rank in the 1.2M hits mark
---The videos "claiming" to show Iriwn's death are 2 to 3 times that
"We" humans lovvvvve death and danger.
1) If we did not have guns - would we find are "danger / badazz" fix elsewhere -- say bow-and-arrow or swordmanship or throwin-knives?
2) Have we "had" the kind of liberty Mises talks about (EVER) in this country (while having more guns in civilians hands than in all armed forces combined)?
My argument is that "consumers" (free-choice to buy whatever) with no bailouts are the "rulers-asleep" of this country.
We "rule" not by gun but by decision-authority over consumptive-goods.
We ARE 2/3rds of the "evil-they" revenue stream -- in fact we are more than 2/3rds if you think about it the way I do.
We are engaging "the enemy" in the wrong field.
It's not "guns" -- as there would be FAR FAR FEWER guns available in a free-society ("think" gov't subdization of metal industry, price setting, loopholes, and bailouts) OR we would have evolved past metal guns and flung-ammo tech decades ago (either or) -- it is not guns that that make us free it is CONSUMPTION and the fact that we are asleep to logic Mises presented. Consumer-sovereingty.
Wake Up People -- You've had guns (I've had guns) and corporatism marches on.
They will take your guns VIA corporatist mechanisms -- because you fail to "rule" at the POS (point of sale) and you continue to create wealth in corporatist vehicles (ballot-box) -- by your participation, by your investment, and by your labor.
That is the cold-dark truth of it!