As night follows day, the mass shooting in Las Vegas has increased the pressure on and from the political establishment to begin limiting guns and gun accessories.
Of course, there are unthinking people who sincerely believe that removing guns from society, or even just passing one more law, will make everyone safe. The politicians and state media understand that, and they use it to their advantage and pour on the propaganda.
But here’s what those unthinking people — and those who will tend to accede to the overwhelming pressure to ban this or that thing or pass this or that law in the name of “safety” — fail to understand. Government men and politicians are not interested in your safety. They are interested in staying in power and maintaining the illusion that they are interested in your safety and well-being.
All modern governments are organized crime legitimized by the police power of the state. In rare fits of honesty, government men will even admit this:
One of the definitions of a nation state is that the state has a monopoly on legitimate violence. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.
If the premise of your question is that people are going to resist a tyrannical government by shooting machine guns at American troops, that’s insane. — New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler in a 2012 interview.
There is illegal crime, and there is legal crime. We tend to accept government crime because it has made itself politically legal and politically palatable with such propaganda myths as “democracy.”
All economic power, political power and religious power are vested in the state. The state manages the system backed by police power. Police power is civil and military.
Disarmament first comes by words and psychological warfare. The wide use of the word democracy is proof that people don’t know freedom from a house cat. The word democracy neutralizes and disarms the mind to the reality of authoritarianism and the danger to personal freedom. Adolf Hitler called his Nazi Germany “a great democracy,” and he disarmed the German citizens.