Right wing madness

No, not metaphoric madness, but serious insanity from the US right wing.

I’ve always felt as if I were dealing with people who were in an alternate reality when I deal with gun loons, zionists (pro-Israel folks), and others from the US right wing. The Man with the Muckrake took one of my comments in his post Ladders and pointed out that there were actual “personality disorders which have been identified as ‘abnormal.’ They get my attention because the titles themselves seem to define their anti-social distress”.

I added Antisocial Personality Disorder, commonly known as sociopathic behaviour which includes such traits as:

* Feels entitled to certain things as “their right”.

* They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible.

* Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

The trait of feeling entitled to certain things as “their right” seems to define the gun rights crowd, which has distorted the history of the Second Amendment and created a “right” which is detrimental to “the security of a free State”. So much has this right become detrimental to “the security of a free State” that people on the terrorist watch list can buy firearms!

Likewise, there is the insurrection theory of the Second Amendment which posits that the right is there to fight “government tyranny” which seems to contradict Article III, Section iii of the document that right is supposed to protect.

We have the absurdity of DC v. Heller which shows that the Second Amendment as currently interpreted promotes tyranny. The District of Columbia’s gun laws were locally enacted laws, which were overturned by a special interest group influencing judges and justices to violate myriad canons of proper legal practise.

I thought the War for American Independence was to promote local governance, not overthrow it.

To be quite honest, I find that the gun rights argument is flawed and only an insane person could truly believe that there is a right to own an object which is detrimental to society.

If anything, the Cumbrian shootings have shown that strong gun control does work and is necessary.

To place gun control as a litmus test for being “conservative”, “liberal”, or what have you is madness.


Posted 04/06/2010 by lacithedog in Uncategorized

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