Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm – David Mamet

Gun Laws

Writer David Mamet

Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.

For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.”

All of us have had dealings with the State, and have found, to our chagrin, or, indeed, terror, that we were not dealing with well-meaning public servants or even with ideologues but with overworked, harried bureaucrats. These, as all bureaucrats, obtain and hold their jobs by complying with directions and suppressing the desire to employ initiative, compassion, or indeed, common sense. They are paid to follow orders.

Rule by bureaucrats and functionaries is an example of the first part of the Marxist equation: that the Government shall determine the individual’s abilities.

As rules by the Government are one-size-fits-all, any governmental determination of an individual’s abilities must be based on a bureaucratic assessment of the lowest possible denominator. The government, for example, has determined that black people (somehow) have fewer abilities than white people, and, so, must be given certain preferences. Anyone acquainted with both black and white people knows this assessment is not only absurd but monstrous. And yet it is the law.

President Obama, in his reelection campaign, referred frequently to the “needs” of himself and his opponent, alleging that each has more money than he “needs.”

But where in the Constitution is it written that the Government is in charge of determining “needs”? And note that the president did not say “I have more money than I need,” but “You and I have more than we need.” Who elected him to speak for another citizen?

It is not the constitutional prerogative of the Government to determine needs. One person may need (or want) more leisure, another more work; one more adventure, another more security, and so on. It is this diversity that makes a country, indeed a state, a city, a church, or a family, healthy. “One-size-fits-all,” and that size determined by the State has a name, and that name is “slavery.”

The Founding Fathers, far from being ideologues, were not even politicians. They were an assortment of businessmen, writers, teachers, planters; men, in short, who knew something of the world, which is to say, of Human Nature. Their struggle to draft a set of rules acceptable to each other was based on the assumption that we human beings, in the mass, are no damned good—that we are biddable, easily confused, and that we may easily be motivated by a Politician, which is to say, a huckster, mounting a soapbox and inflaming our passions.

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2 Responses to Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm – David Mamet

  1. Anonymous on February 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    We cannot ignore that Hitler, he was one of those “The experts agree…Gun Control Works!!!”

    This issue was articulated in an excellent blog “Ammo For Gun Rights Activists”. Hitler was one of those who became a national hero of Iranians and all so-called ‘oppressed Aryan peoples. For instance, a journal titled “Nameh-ye Iran-e Bastan” (the Journal of Ancient Iran) identified Hitler as “one of the greatest men in the world”. Has Hitler been replaced by the Mullahs and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Have the Jews in America caved, some 78%, in favor of pieces of silver, to let their comrades in Israel, again, line up for the atomic crematoriums. Some people never learn. And a very strange thing is happening. Christians are joining those extermination lines. And do they control “guns”? You bet they do!

    Adolph Hitler, do we still despise him, apparently not enough, the spirit this great scholarly man of the Aryan race, is still trying to destroy a 200-years old plan of the Jews for a nationality in the world, against nationalism, and particularly the Aryan races adversaries on earth…and have they created a new day for the new world? For any of you of the Jewish persuasion, this global unrest train is most likely not going to stop at another Republic, the odds favor Holocaust II. All of this accomplished with “gun control”.

    Wake up, all of us. “At the risk of biting the hand that feeds him, acclaimed playwright David Mamet has written a new book likely to enflame the liberal audience that has embraced him since his rise to fame with 1984′s “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Do ourselves a courtesy and read David Mamet’s book “The Secret Knowledge On the Dismantling of American Culture”. Then if you still don’t understand, look to the cement around your feet and the crematorium line shuffling in front of you.

    “At the risk of biting the hand that feeds him, acclaimed playwright David Mamet has written a new book likely to enflame the liberal audience that has embraced him since his rise to fame with 1984′s “Glengarry Glen Ross.”

    On the cover of “The Secret Knowledge On the Dismantling of American Culture,” Mamet proclaims: “The struggle of the Left to rationalize its positions is an intolerable Sisyphean burden. I speak as a reformed Liberal.””

    Gun control is the elixir of tyranny.

  2. Dawne on February 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Welcome, David Mamet. Now please convert as many “Hollywood” Dems as possible. They have no idea what they do.

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