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1 EPR-radar  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 5:44:51pm

Great find. The conclusion is especially good:

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From the oligarchy’s perspective, the people were thoroughly neutralized by the false sense of political empowerment that guns gave them. Guns don’t work in this country — they didn’t work for the Black Panthers or the Whiskey Rebellion, and they won’t work for you or me either.

It takes years to cultivate a political mindset that voluntarily neutralizes itself by convincing itself that its contribution to world revolution comes down to purchasing a few guns at K-Mart, then blogging about it. That’s what reactionary plutocrats like the Koch brothers understood about the deeper politics of gun fanaticism, and why their outfits like the Cato Institute have been at the forefront of overturning gun regulations and promoting "Stand Your Ground" vigilantism as a substitute for political engagement: That by poisoning the political climate, it poisons the minds, which circulates back to the external environment, and back into the minds, until you lock the culture into a pattern in which you always get more and they always get fleeced, which makes them more fanatical and you more powerful...

This is what I missed or ignored about gun control: The longterm view that the Koch brothers and the Scaifes and everyone backing gun-nuttery understood about how gun laws or the absence of those laws can completely transform the surrounding political climate.

By now, RW nut-jobbery is a highly evolved political construct. Everything that is useful for the plutocrats has been retained and amplified, and everything that is useless for their purposes has been quietly discarded.

2 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 9:35:20pm

"Hick Fascism"? Smacks of a predetermined conclusion to me. I can't read that kind of leftist malarkey, it angers me too greatly.

3 Obdicut  Wed, Dec 19, 2012 4:27:29am

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

"Hick Fascism"? Smacks of a predetermined conclusion to me. I can't read that kind of leftist malarkey, it angers me too greatly.

It's not leftist malarkey. It's well written and the headline obviously was written after the research and argument was made, so it's not predetermined. You just don't want to read it because it makes you uncomfortable. When reasonable, forceful arguments make you angry, it's time to reconsider your positions.

4 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Dec 19, 2012 8:00:51am

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

"Hick Fascism"? Smacks of a predetermined conclusion to me. I can't read that kind of leftist malarkey, it angers me too greatly.

DF, you're the kind of person who should read it. You've got the intellect to understand if it were bullshit and you need to see just how utterly depraved the NRA has become.

I firmly believe that the Congress should revoke the NRA's charter and hand it over to a fully funded CMP.


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