December 15, 2019

Guns: And The Divide Grows

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I wonder how many, if any, ask themselves how a people can be so toxically divided and full of anger and hatred? For any who have entertained such thoughts, have you ever thought perhaps this is an orchestrated event? That’s right. It’s not something this is just happening. It’s something that is intended to happen. Besides the anger and hatred that continues to consume and divide this nation, I’m not exactly sure the reason for its intention beyond divide and conquer.

It was only a few years ago – I know some must remember – that any candidate for the U.S. Congress (either houses) and the presidency dared not suggest gun control. It was an undisputed formula for defeat.

Our post-normal existence has turned 180 degrees to where we see candidate Joe “The Groper” Biden declaring gun control and that he will “defeat” the NRA. (Historical Note: Who remembers when presidential candidate Edmund Muskie shed a tear because people were dragging his wife through the political knothole? That tear destroyed his run for the presidency. Today, we have a known woman groper, an acclaimed socialist, a homosexual, etc. etc. running for president and nobody blinks an eye. Tell me nothing has changed.)

However, Biden’s intent to “defeat” the NRA is that he will propose legislation the NRA opposes and he thinks he can pass it. I was kind of wondering if Biden was intending to “defeat,” as in get rid of the NRA. Maybe doing so wouldn’t be such a bad idea. While some believe the NRA is the greatest thing since spandex, I see the NRA as not much more than an organization that is slowly demolishing my right to self protection rather than those people and organizations attempting to do it all at once. Maybe it’s time to call out the real Second Amendment supporters and tell the NRA to kiss my behind.

But, back to the topic at hand. The divide continues and is growing at breakneck speed. It seems that anything that will cause more anger and rage directed at opposing “sides” (ideology) is the name of the game.

The situations that exist are so well crafted that ideology is unshakeable. With false beliefs securely grounded into individual psyches, plans have shifted away from creating two sides and the focus has become how to grow that divide.

Another example is one that we can find infiltrating even the tiniest of micro-villages in the depths of Western Maine. The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Paris voted unanimously to declare the town a Second Amendment sanctuary city.

Yes, such a move is only symbolic but certainly the mindsets are such that it causes the anger and hatred to grow. In the article we can read that the head of the Maine Immigrant’s Rights Coalition thinks the idea of declaring a Second Amendment sanctuary city, “is to create fear and conflict.”

He also claims that immigration sanctuary cities, designed to disregard immigration laws of this country and Second Amendment sanctuary cities, designed to send a message that communities believe in the unalienable right to self protection and the right to keep and bear arms, are not the same. Any comparison “is cynical and dangerous.”

The only way any person can see that one declaration is “cynical and dangerous” and the other is not, is if they have been completely brainwashed. Misguided and crafted anger and hatred funneled into blinded and ignorant understandings that a complete disregard for law and order pertaining to immigration laws is somehow acceptable and those wishing to protect the guarantees of the Bill of Rights is “cynical and dangerous” show just how cynical and dangerous things have become.

Back in the days when candidates for political office understood the dangers of threatening one’s constitutional and unalienable rights, a certain degree of caution, perhaps respect(?), existed. No longer. It’s all out war. The animosity, hostility, and antagonism that rules our society blinds us to the point we are incapable of comprehending our own foolishness causing failure to decipher whether differences exist or caring if they do.

How sad.

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