Sunday, August 05, 2018

Lazy C, Against Guns but for Socialism?

This blog has never shied away from stating how the Lazy C, aka the Columbian newspaper, fails the very community it claims to serve with its bias and ignoring allegations of wrongdoing when it comes to Democrats.

Where they lack in deep investigative journalism locally, they make up by promoting whatever the latest agenda of the left may be.

Case in point, two editorials in the Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 edition, In Our View: Printing Guns a Dire Danger and Fear of socialism distorting nation’s political discourse.

The sudden irrational fear of 3D printed guns doesn’t come as a surprise. The media has long been against private citizens owning firearms and fearmongering on easily printed out guns they claim are untraceable is par for the course.

While we usually see an onslaught of calls for gun bans and more intrusive background checks right after a mass shooting, now we see it as news has come out of plans being available to just print out a plastic gun on a 3D printer.

They claim, “Making blueprints available would provide a loophole in gun laws to be exploited by criminals ranging from terrorists to street gangs.”

What seems left on the editors floor is how inefficient such plastic guns would be as well as the extreme expense of creating one, 3D printers capable being excessively expensive and the several days required to have one come out of the printer.

Also ignored is criminals and terrorists could obtain real firearms quicker and cheaper from illegal arms dealers or even assemble them from discarded materials found in dumpsters behind machine shops or hardware stores.



The Lazy C does approach some honest journalism, though, but don’t quite get there when they state, “Americans must focus on the sickness that is our obsession with guns. That sickness is rotting us from the inside; 3D weapons are merely a symptom.”

The “obsession” isn’t in owning a gun as much as it is wanting to defend ourselves and our families from those obsessed with doing us harm in some manner.

The real “obsession” is the severely mentally ill not receiving adequate treatment or their illness not being included in background check data that should prevent them from purchasing a firearm legally.

Also in play is the “obsession” of some communities today wanting to blame and prosecute ‘victims’ of theft should a firearm they own be stolen and used in committing a crime.

In other words, the Lazy C along with many in the leftist media laying blame on everything for shootings, except the one pulling the trigger!

You can read more at Five things to know about 3D printed guns

Fear of Socialism

It’s almost laughable to see the Lazy C expressing a deep fear of plastic guns the same day they claim some nefarious “fear of socialism” distorts national political discourse. Especially considering the unreasonable and ongoing vitriol exhibited towards the duly elected president, Donald Trump. (Disclaimer: I remain no fan of Trump, but accept he was duly elected and entitled to govern within the constitution and laws of the United States)

Where the paper gets it wrong is that we “fear” socialism. It isn’t fear motivating those of us opposing it, but “knowledge” of what socialism is and where it leads.

The failures of Socialism are clearly seen where once prosperous and wealthy Venezuela languishes in poverty and unrest today: Socialism Has Destroyed Venezuela; Venezuela, a rich country ruined by socialist dictators.

Socialist Democrats like Senator Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently defeated an incumbent Democrat in New York’s 14th congressional district primary quickly point to Scandinavian State Socialism as a counter.

In typical fashion, the increasing angst of those countries is ignored or glossed over: No, Bernie Sanders, Scandinavia is not a socialist utopia; Look at What’s Going to Happen to Sweden’s Fabled Welfare State.

Should we ever slide into so-called “Democratic Socialism,” would get to the point where a woman is Shamed for being a stay-at-home mum and as reported in a Wall Street Journal article (behind a paywall), “The Swedish government … promotes the false idea that mothers are not uniquely important to babies. Women who prefer to stay home with very young children are stigmatized as regressive and antifeminist. The Feminist Initiative, a radical political party, touts [Government funded] day care as a way to ‘liberate women from their maternal instincts’.”

This barely scratches the surface of what harm Socialism has done to human beings over the years.

I cannot imagine working hard every day just to be forced to pay between 60% and 70% or more of my paycheck to pay for those doing less than I do.

And that is the main failure of Socialism. In spite of grand claims and promises of “free stuff,” someone must pay for it, whatever it is. When those working the hardest see the rewards of their labor going to those who do little, they lose the initiative to work harder, seeing no reward to it.

That is when society begins crumble with fewer and fewer working hard to make society succeed and prosper.

Again I’ll state, no it is not a “fear of Socialism,” but knowledge and awareness of just what Socialism is and what harm it always leads to.

2 comments:

Canuckguy said...

I couldn't agree with you more on guns and socialism. I don't understand the blindness of leftists on the brutal failings of socialism, there are plenty of other examples besides Venezuela. As for guns, the increasingly leftist liberals running this country(Canada,for an outsider reading this) are in lock step to eventually ban guns from law abiding citizens. The recent shooting in Toronto by a 'mentally ill' Muslim was done with an illegal firearm that his criminal brother(hospitalized) had. So what does the mayor of Toronto start bleating like a liberal sheep right away? "We need to ban all guns in Toronto". What an idiot, like that is going to do any good. It would not have prevented in this case the tragic slaying of a young woman and a young girl. I personally own two registered hand guns that were war booty my father picked up during WWII. With this leftist mindset, they would also want to take my souvenirs away. FFS!!!

Lew Waters said...

Leftists fail to comprehend that criminals and other bad guys will not surrender their weapons if banned. They have yet to figure out those bad guys don't give a damn about the law, any law.

What should be a wake up to all citizens are two articles pertaining to Venezuela;

2012: Venezuela bans private gun ownership

2017: Lethal violence, a state policy to strangle dissent

It only took 5 years for a tyrannical government to strangle dissent by violence against their own citizens.

In the past I am sure there were other tyrants that did in less time.