“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
With the Fast and Furious scandal, we are seeing how Rand’s words manifest in the real world. We are also seeing how Progressives operate more clearly and openly displayed than any time since FDR and Woodrow Wilson. It goes like this:
Progressives want to control you. They know that they cannot control an armed populace. So they set out to take away the 2nd Amendment, but they cannot do it by repealing the Amendment or even by Executive Order. They have to do it by regulations: so many regulations piled upon each other that gun ownership becomes effectively nullified. Even then, they need public support to pass these laws and regulations. So they design a gun running program where they lift some regulations, the drug crime shows a marked increase immediately afterward, the Mexican President then says the rise in crime shows a direct connection between American gun laws and reducing crime on the border and then President Obama will join him, supported by our own media and – eventually – Americans will call for the gun restrictions on their own. At least, that is the idea, but it doesn’t work that way because Americans are nowhere near as stupid and gullible as Progressives think them to be.
So, all we have to do is prove that Progressives really do want to take away our guns. This shouldn’t be so difficult; they have been telling us this is their goal for years. If you are a long-time reader on the RNL, then you might remember I actually chased down this quote from then Attorney General Janet Reno:
“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.”
Reno said that on a morning TV show aired on the MSM. When Reno said this, she connected her political ideology directly to the ideology of Progressivism’s European cousins:
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”
“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”
This MO has been recently demonstrated by the media attempt to make Romney look out of touch by intentionally editing a video clip to make Romney appear to have been saying something he was not saying. In fact, once you wake up to this process, you will see it being used everywhere around you.
But this manipulation is like one of those optical illusion pictures that you have to stare at until you suddenly see the image. Then, once you see it, you can see it every time you look for it, yet the person standing right next to you will insist there is no image in the picture – just like you did before you learned to see it. That’s what you need to do here: you need to start reading history – real history – until you start seeing how this works. Once you do and you start to see what they are doing to manipulate people and how their methods work, you will feel as though you have just been liberated. You will see it everywhere, and you’ll be right nearly every time. But I warn you, that sense of liberation will soon give way to a state of deep concern as you suddenly realize just how many of your friends are still denying the image in the picture. That’s when you come to understand just how much troublke we’re actually in.