If citizens aren't armed, how will we start the proletarian revolution?
Thread: Random Thought Thread
10-09-2015, 01:34 PM #57161▵
10-09-2015, 02:07 PM #57162
Sometimes what we fear and run from causes us to react in a way that causes the very thing we are afraid of.
It's like movies, when you run from the bad guy aimlessly with the purpose of running from him. You fear your life and then end up lost and alone and die anyway. As opposed to running towards what you want. You have a better chance of reaching what you want by running towards it, then you are just by running away from what you dont. Doesn't mean you will reach it, but you have just increased your odds greatly.Take what I say with a grain of salt, because that's all it is compared to the ocean of complexity when it comes to actions and real life.
10-09-2015, 02:11 PM #57163
10-09-2015, 02:30 PM #57164
10-09-2015, 02:35 PM #57165
10-09-2015, 02:36 PM #57166
I suspect citizens being armed with guns would be a nuance for the government, but not prohibitive of it controlling the population. There are much larger mechanisms of control available to the government - especially with biological weapons.
I don't have a conclusive opinion on gun control, but I do know guns aren't enough to ensure one's safety, especially from the government. It would be a more dangerous world if every private citizen had access to all available weapons in the world. It's quite a messy subject because where do you draw the line? Should private citizens have nuclear bombs and vials of small pox? Should they have tanks and nerve gas? Should they have automatic weapons, switch blades, rifles, sticks, rocks? Weapons are on a continuum and the line has to be drawn at some point. So, what is the right point to draw the line? Why is it the right point and how does it make the world safer for individuals? I don't know the answers myself.
10-09-2015, 02:46 PM #57167
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Always odd to speak to various Texans of all political bents and find out they have a personal arsenal of 100 or so guns.....Originally Posted by Archilochus
Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers" not "blessed are the conflict avoiders.....
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10-09-2015, 03:20 PM #57168
The first rule of the game is always to play by your own rules.
10-09-2015, 03:38 PM #57169
The thing with the gun is, real empowerment doesn't actually require firearms. And, I hate gun massacres, but that all that is just a small drop in a bucket compared to what goes on in the U.S. on a daily basis, sanctioned or unsanctioned, and also compared to the violence we all actually have the capacity for as the animals we are. What bothers me is how afraid we seem to be all of the time. How we now expect our governments to do so much for us to the point where the government feels it's best that we shouldn't do anything at all anymore except for keep it running, and by it I mean corporations.▵
10-09-2015, 04:02 PM #57170
If I hear one more time I'm the only person who ever requested something be done differently than everyone else, I'm going to shout "bullshit" in the phone.