Justsit wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:26 pm
How do you know what motivates others' fear?
I see two main arguments presented in favour of Americans keeping their guns.
- Protection (as a collective deterrent, and means to fight back) against government tyranny
- Personal protection against attackers
Whilst we hear more in the media about the 2nd of these, the origins and the motives of those who stand behind the second amendment actually seem more geared towards the 1st.
I believe that as we increasingly learn more about about government and bureaucratic corruption, malfeasance and abuses of power during the Obama years and prior to that, the "protection against government tyranny" argument isn't going to seem so trivial to those who would currently diminish it.
After all, America itself is a radical experiment in freedom and liberty, and those around the world (and within America itself) who wish to clamp down on individual freedom and liberty long for the day that it no longer serves as a beacon of freedom and liberty, or as the "leader of the free world". Such people are more than happy to bring America down through subversion of government. These people want to neuter the 2nd Amendment, as it is an obstacle to their subversion... hence why they've put so much effort into funding, hyping and promoting anti-2A activism. They've moved on from funding the 99%. They've moved on from funding Black Lives Matter. They've moved on from funding Antifa. This is where their virtually infinite resources go today, in their quest to dim America's light.
I do sympathize however with non-patriots who were born in America, but would prefer to be smothered and coddled by an over-bearing authoritarian police state, or imagine themselves hob-nobbing with the globalist elite who oversee and supervise stifling and stagnant socialist regimes. Hence why I do think there's some merit in an international exchange of citizens, so people have more autonomy on whether to "opt in" or "opt out" of the freedom and liberty inherent within the constitutional republic of the United States of America. (Similarly, this is why I'm not against CalExit either, as it's a similar scenario in this regard.)