Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Smith on Guns

Sometimes I wonder what drives other folks. Liberal, inner-city types. It helps me to understand how they think. If the way they think is understandable. So, we go to the Detroit News, where we find a blog by Robert Smith. He claims to be a liberal who admires Mathatma Ghandi, with an occupation of Christian Minister. Yet, he fails to understand what Ghandi said about non-violence.
No doubt the non-violent way is always the best, but where that does not come naturally the violent way is both necessary and honourable. Inaction here is rank cowardice and unmanly.
Ghandi understood the use of violence for social change. Smith doesn't understand what Ghandi stood for.

Smith also doesn't understand the 2nd Amendment. He rannts that:
The right to bear arms is killing all of us. In 2005 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 3,006 children and teens killed by gunfire, most of them young, black men in inner-city neighborhoods. And CNN reported yesterday that black-on-black murder of young black men is up 40 percent from last year. The harder the times get, the higher these statistics will go.
Yet, we'd wonder why young black men kill young black men and what a liberal black minister from Detroit might do about it. The easy thing of course, ban all the guns.

He's probably not aware that gun control is used mainly as race control and that banning guns is historically the way that white overlords controlled the colored classes. He's also probably not aware that the 2nd Amendment recognizes a human right to self-defense.

One might think that a liberal black christian minister in Detroit would also be a staunch defender of basic human civil rights.

You'd be wrong.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a typical liberal minister. How do I know? He claims to be a minister of the gospel, and yet who does he admire, Ghandi, not Jesus Christ. Not that Ghandi should not be admired, but you get my point.

Mad Jack said...

Smith claims Christian Minister as his occupation. In reality his occupation is political hopeful. If you keep an eye on the local politics, you'll probably see him in office soon, if he isn't there already.

Smith knows about gun control, law, the police and the futility of law enforcement as a way to control behavior. He knows a disproportionate number of African Americans are in prison. He 'gets it'.

He doesn't care.

Anonymous said...

There's probably also a handgun on the nightstand beside his bed.

Several years ago a now-deceased D.C. rabidly anti-gun newspaper columnist (Carl Rowen??) shot at a burgler with the highly illegal 22 pistol he kept beside his bed.