By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Last week, the Los Angeles Times assured its readers that “cells of angry men in the United States” are “preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.” The lead editorial for March 8 goes on to inform citizens of the City of Angels that “right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns … represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.”
The Obama Administration’s push for stricter gun laws, says the Times, will likely lead to trouble. What kind of trouble? “There’s no knowing,” said the Times, “but some kind of serious attack is increasingly possible.”
That same day, Huffington Post blogger Bob Burnett wrote, “Multiple excuses have been offered for the difficulty of enacting gun control legislation, but the most obvious problem has not been mentioned: the U.S. contains millions of Republican anarchists. These ultra-conservatives fear the government and buy guns for protection. Their Tea Party Congressmen will do everything they can to block common-sense legislation … [ultra conservatives] believe that Democracy gives them the liberty to seek their own self-interests by exercising personal responsibility, without having responsibility for anyone else or anyone else having responsibility for them,” lamented Burnett.
And with that, Burnett gets to the crux of the matter: free thinkers, God-fearing gun-owners or not, aren’t keen to allow “anyone else to have responsibility for them” … especially when that loving “responsibility” is forced upon them against their will.
The rejected advances of the creepy authoritarian stalker usually end in force. Psychologists tell us the goal of demented rapists is not sex but power over their victims. And the excuse often heard from the self-satisfied rapist is, “She was asking for it.”
That, in a nutshell, is what the opinion-shapers of the mainstream media tell the American people. “Freedom-loving Americans are asking for it.”
“These groups should be closely monitored,” concluded the Los Angeles Times editorial, “with resources adequate to the task, even if it means shifting some homeland security money from the hunt for foreign terrorists.”
The Times needn’t worry. The well-reported ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security are enough to have them fanning their gun hammers for quite some time. One estimate says DHS has procured enough ammunition to power an Iraq-style ground war for at least twenty years. And news reports tell of DHS urban warfare exercises taking place in cities across the United States.
The mainstream media’s coupling of al-Qaeda terrorists with law-abiding gun-owners is enough to give one the uneasy feeling that there is a greater purpose behind the anti-gun hysteria: preemptive war. The purpose of which is to defeat an enemy’s offensive or invasion before it occurs, giving the preemptor the strategic advantage.
Dissent in the face of Progressivism’s creeping totalitarianism is defined as terrorism. The Obama-adoring media that once excused PLO atrocities, saying, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter,” has abandoned the moral equivalence of the past for a new absolutism: if you don’t conform with the Administration’s anti-Second Amendment initiatives, you are a terrorist.
And you know what President Obama does to terrorists? Just ask Osama bin Laden.