Former conservative David Frum continued his leftward conversion on Twitter last night, using the muddle-headed “logic” that made satirist Joseph Heller famous with his book and term “Catch-22.”
1. a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule; also : the circumstance or rule that denies a solution.
2.a : an illogical, unreasonable, or senseless situation
Frum adopted a public facing anti-gun stance in 2013, and continued it with this “brilliant” statement on Twitter last night.
Hypothesis: the people who most want to carry are the very last people on earth who should be allowed to carry.
— davidfrum (@davidfrum) February 16, 2014
Numerous people pointed out the absurdity of Frum’s position, which made for an interesting story on Twitchy.
To be a supporter of citizen control requires a refutation of human history. It requires supporters to bury the long history of disarmed subjects being turned upon by their own governments and slaughtered in democides (262 million in the 20th century, alone).
Correspondingly, to be a citizen control supporter, you must adopt a “it can’t happen here” mentality that somehow the nature of government and the nature have man that led to such a massive loss of life in our lifetimes have both changed, recently and tremendously, without evidence, towards altruistic and benign ends… even as government seeks more power and more control of the citizenry across ever facet of society.
Most terrifyingly, citizen control relies upon the belief that the government should deal with “undesirables” in society by turning them into an other that can be identified, marginalized, turned into an “other,” and then marked for destruction at the hands of government for the better of society… the exact same mindset that makes democides possible.
@davidfrum Hypothesis: the people who most want to curtail liberties are the very last people on earth who should be allowed to touch them.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) February 16, 2014
Expert Frum to continue to call for the destruction of long-standing core individual liberties in deference to his new-found love of the state.
We’ll continue to stand for the rights of the individual, including the right to bear arms.