We’re seeing a sort of collective insanity taking over the political left in the United States, and the decline seems to be accelerating in recent weeks.
Despite the FBI’s recent release of Crime in the United States for 2014—showing that violent crime is continuing a dramatic long-term decline of over 18-percent for the past 15 years even as gun ownership has skyrocketed almost 82-percent—left wing pundits, journalists, and politicians have thrown rationality to the wind to launch a hysterical and poorly thought-out attack on the Second Amendment and their fellow Americans.
Going far beyond their “normal” calls for mere infringements on constitutional rights that have protected this nation since 1791, they’re now calling for forcible disarmament in newspaper op-eds, blog posts, and social media rants.
This comment from Cornell University Art Professor Carl Ostendarp to the NRA’s Facebook Page is sadly one of the less profane examples of the latter.
The final two paragraphs of Ostendarp’s rant seem to sum up the collective id of the radical left in the United States at this moment in time.
I don’t understand your rural traditions or you tribal culture of whatever it is you people call a lifestyle. Civilized people do not own arsenals, ok? Your paranoia is turning you into a bunch of f*cking savages. You are foaming at the mouth, grunting, and jumping up and down. With guns.
Civilized people can’t get on peacefully with good living as long these nuts are out there with guns. Period. All of you need to be forcibly disarmed.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that a flaky and delicate art professor more concerned with feelings than logic would be so un-self-aware, and succumb to the very sort of violent tribal behavior he imagines in others.
Another academic, writing at the perpetually deranged online e-zine Salon, wants gun owners to be shot.
Sadly, they’re only following the lead of their political and cultural masters.
President Barack Obama has stated several times his desire for firearms confiscation. Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton is likewise endorsing the calls of her fellow leftists for the gutting of the Second Amendment.
This vocal, radical fringe of progressives that makes up perhaps one-fifth of the political spectrum in our Republic now dominants the Democrat Party, and they want to use the power of the state to forcibly disarm more than 100 million firearms from between 105-160 million American citizens.
The Founding Fathers knew that would-be tyrants like this would come.
They created the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to protect this nation from them.
Like my compatriots at Hot Air, I think that the Democrat Party is speeding towards yet another crushing electoral defeat by making the destruction of a constitutional right their rallying cry.
I merely hope that we get to the 2016 elections.
The radical left is getting much louder, much more shrill, and much more insistent in their desire to use force to get their way and impose their ideas on the American people.
If they try such a radical path it would end poorly and quickly.
The military and local law enforcement agencies in the United States that the radical left has been trashing in public since the Vietnam War until now will not take part in any plot to disarm American citizens.
Soldiers, Marines and sheriffs may even defect to actively resist any federal officers from a pool of just over 100,000 who would take on the suicidal task of taking on the military, local police, and a hundred righteously-angry million gun owners, led by over a thousand angry Green Berets that warned President Obama in 2013 not push his luck.
Who is left to carrying out these confiscatory fantasies but the radicals themselves?
Are Cornell University Art Professor Carl Ostendarp or Coppin State writing instructor D. Watkins going to going on raiding parties? Are comedian Amy Schumer and her Senator-cousin Chuck going to kick in doors? Somehow, I don’t see President Mom Jeans picking up a breaching ram and leading by example.
I’m glad that these totalitarians are finally showing their true colors to their fellow Americans, as it will assure a crushing defeat of their anti-American ideals at the ballot box. Perhaps then sane Democrats like Jim Webb can pick up the remains of the Democrat Party and either return it to something President Kennedy would have respected, or start something new.
Of course, we’ve got to get the elections, and these radicals are pushing hard for action, now, and they’re proving with every passing day that reason and constitutionality are the least of their concerns.
We do not want a civil war against the radical left wing of the Democrat Party, but let it be made abundantly clear that if they start one, they will be utterly destroyed by armed free citizens, as the Founders intended.