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Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 16, 2012 @ 12:33 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage

If you’re the biblically minded sort, then the trouble began when a jealous Cain clubbed Abel to death, but if you’re evolutionarily minded, then it’s a “chicken and egg” question. Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang; it was always here, coded into the DNA.

The issue isn’t really guns. Guns are how we misspell evil. Guns are how we avoid talking about the ugly realities of human nature while building sandcastles on the shores of utopia.

The obsession with guns, rather than machetes, stone clubs, crossbows or that impressive weapon of mass death, the longbow (just ask anyone on the French side of the Battle of Agincourt) is really the obsession with human agency. It’s not about the fear of what one motivated maniac can do in a crowded place, but about the precariousness of social control that the killing sprees imply.

Mostly it’s about people who are sheltered from the realities of human nature trying to build a shelter big enough for everyone. A Gun Free Zone where everyone is a target and tries to live under the illusion that they aren’t. A society where everyone is drawing unicorns on colored notepaper while waiting under their desks for the bomb to fall.

After every shooting there are more zero tolerance policies in schools that crack down on everything from eight-year-olds making POW POW gestures with their fingers to honor students who bring pocket knives to school. And then another shooting happens and then another one and they wouldn’t happen if we just had more zero tolerance policies for everyone and everything.

Zero tolerance for the Second Amendment makes sense. If you ban all guns, except for those in the hands of the 708,000 police officers, the 1.5 million members of the armed forces, the countless numbers of security guards, including those who protect banks and armored cars, the bodyguards of celebrities who call for gun control, and any of the other people who need a gun to do their job, then you’re sure to stop all the shootings.

So long as none of those millions of people, or their tens of millions of kids, spouses, parents, grandchildren, girlfriends, boyfriends, roommates and anyone else who has access to them and their living spaces, carries out one of those shootings.

But this isn’t really about stopping shootings; it’s about controlling when they happen. It’s about making sure that everyone who has a gun is in some kind of chain of command. It’s about the belief that the problem isn’t evil, but individual agency, that if we make sure that everyone who has guns is following orders, then control will be asserted and the problem will stop. Or if it doesn’t stop, then at least there will be someone higher up in the chain of command to blame. Either way authority is sanctified, control or the illusion of it, maintained.

We’ll never know the full number of people who were killed by Fast and Furious. We’ll never know how many were killed by Obama’s regime change operation in Libya, with repercussions in Mali and Syria. But everyone involved in that was following orders. There was no individual agency, just agencies. No lone gunman who just decided to go up to a school and shoot kids. There were orders to run guns to Mexico and the cartel gunmen who killed people with those guns had orders to shoot. There was nothing random or unpredictable about it. Or as the Joker put it, “Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying.”
Gun control is the assertion that the problem is not the guns; it’s the lack of a controlling authority for all those guns. It’s the individual. A few million people with little sleep, taut nerves and PTSD are not a problem so long as there is someone to give them orders. A hundred million people with guns and no orders is a major problem. Historically though it’s the millions of people with guns who follow orders who have been more of a problem than millions of people with guns who do not.
Moral agency is individual. You can’t outsource it to a government and you wouldn’t want to. The bundle of impulses, the codes of character, the concepts of right and wrong, take place at the level of the individual. Organizations do not sanctify this process. They do not lift it above its fallacies, nor do they even do a very good job of keeping sociopaths and murderers from rising high enough to give orders. Organizations are the biggest guns of all, and some men and women who make Lanza look like a man of modestly murderous ambitions have had their fingers on their triggers and still do.

Gun control will not really control guns, but it will give the illusion of controlling people, and even when it fails those in authority will be able to say that they did everything that they could short of giving people the ability to defend themselves.

We live under the rule of organizers, community and otherwise, whose great faith is that the power to control men and their environment will allow them to shape their perfect state into being, and the violent acts of lone madmen are a reminder that such control is fleeting, that utopia has its tigers, and that attempting to control a problem often makes it worse by removing the natural human crowdsourced responses that would otherwise come into play.

The clamor for gun control is the cry of sheltered utopians believing that evil is a substance as finite as guns, and that getting rid of one will also get rid of the other. But evil isn’t finite and guns are as finite as drugs or moonshine whiskey, which is to say that they are as finite as the human interest in having them is. And unlike whiskey or heroin, the only way to stop a man with a gun is with a gun.

People do kill people and the only way to stop people from killing people is by killing them first. To a utopian this is a moral paradox that invalidates everything, but to everyone else, it’s just life in a world where evil is a reality, not just a word.

An armed society spends more time stopping evil than contemplating it. It is the disarmed society that is always contemplating it as a thing beyond its control. Helpless people must find something to think about while waiting for their lords to do something about the killing. Instead of doing something about it themselves, they blame the agency of the killer in being free to kill, rather than their own lack of agency for being unable to stop him.

By Morgan Little This post has been updated, as indicated below. December 4, 2012, 10:52 a.m.

The Senate rejected a United Nations treaty aimed at banning discrimination against individuals with disabilities Tuesday, falling five votes short of the two-thirds needed in a 61-38 vote.

The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities calls on participating countries to work to attain equality in access to education, healthcare and more, and was based largely on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It was negotiated by President George W. Bush’s administration in 2006 and has since been signed by President Obama. So far, 126 countries have ratified the treaty.

The treaty, which passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before an attempt to ratify it through a voice vote fell flat in August, had a broad base of support, with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) standing next to each other Monday to implore senators to join their cause.

Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), backed by his wife, fellow former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), attended Tuesday’s vote to urge the treaty’s ratification. The former Senate majority leader looked on from his wheelchair as senators voted from their desks instead of approaching the room’s podium.

But many Republicans, who accounted for the 38 opposing votes, have been vocal in their opposition to the treaty, which they say infringes on U.S. sovereignty.

“I do not support the cumbersome regulations and potentially overzealous international organizations with anti-American biases that infringe upon American society,” Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said on the Senate floor.

“I and many of my constituents who home-school or send their children to religious schools have justifiable doubt that a foreign body based in Geneva, Switzerland, should be deciding what is best for a child at home in Utah,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said, also speaking from the floor.

And former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has taken up opposition to the treaty as a new post-election cause, calling it an “egregious move to deny parents of children with disabilities the right to do what they think is in their child’s best interest.”

Kerry, who has been vocal in his support of the treaty, responded to Lee’s charge that, if ratifying the treaty does “nothing” and is non-binding, why bother voting for it?

“I said it does not change U.S. law; that is different from saying it doesn’t do anything. If it didn’t do anything I wouldn’t be here, nor would President Bush have signed it,” he said, contending that the U.N. measure would benefit Americans living and traveling abroad.

“This is one of the saddest days I’ve seen in almost 28 years in the Senate,” Kerry said in a statement following the vote. “It needs to be a wakeup call about a broken institution that’s letting down the American people. We need to fix this place.”

McCain has previously stressed the importance of the treaty to disabled veterans abroad. “We need to step up and do the right thing for Bob Dole and the rest of our U.S. veterans,” McCain said Monday.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-senate-republicans-un-disabilities-treaty-20121204,0,1250722.story?track=rss

10-20-12Posted on October 20, 2012 at 9:16pm by Erica Ritz

French Reporter Sonia Dridi Attacked in Cairos Tahrir Square

(TheBlaze/AP) — A correspondent for France 24 TV was “savagely attacked” near Cairo’s Tahrir Square after being seized by a crowd, the network said Saturday.  It was just the latest case of violence against women at the epicenter of Egypt’s restive protests.

The news channel said in a statement that Sonia Dridi was attacked around 10:30 p.m. Friday after a live broadcast on a protest at the square and was later rescued by a colleague and other witnesses. France 24 did not give further details about the attack, but it said its employees were safe and sound, though “extremely shocked,” and that it will file suit against unspecified assailants.

Dridi wrote on her Facebook page Saturday that she was “more frightened than hurt” after the attack, and thanked a colleague for helping her escape.

The colleague, Ashraf Khalil, said the crowd was closing in on him and Dridi while they were doing live reports on a side street off Tahrir.

“The crowd surged in and then it went crazy. It was basically me keeping her in a bear hug, both arms around her and face-to-face,” he told The Associated Press, estimating that at least 30 men were involved. “It was hard to tell who was helping and who was groping her.”

French Reporter Sonia Dridi Attacked in Cairos Tahrir Square

A protester holds a flare as he chants anti-government slogans during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. (Photo: AP)

Khalil said they retreated into a fast food restaurant with a metal door, to keep her out of the reach of the attackers.  After they got to a car, he said men continued to bang on it as they sped away.

“It didn’t feel organized or targeted. It felt disorganized,” he said. “I felt angry. I love Tahrir. I have a lot of nostalgia for Tahrir. I am still angry. I know this is not the first time this happened; it happened to other people I know. Still, it was a shock.”

Tahrir Square was the main hub of a popular uprising that toppled longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak last year. Since then, it has seen numerous other protests staged by a range of groups.

Reuters has frightening video of how the square appears during the protests:

At the height of the uprising against Mubarak, Lara Logan, a correspondent for U.S. network CBS, was sexually assaulted and beaten in Tahrir Square. She said later that she believed she was going to die. After being rescued, Logan returned to the United States and was treated in a hospital for four days.

The square has seen a rise in attacks against women since protesters returned this summer for new rallies, including incidents of attackers stripping women – both fellow demonstrators and journalists – of their clothes.

No official numbers exist for attacks on women in the square because police do not go near the area and women rarely file official reports on such incidents, but activists and protesters have reported a marked increase in assaults against women.

Amnesty International said in a report in June that such attacks appeared designed to intimidate women and prevent them from fully participating in public life. The London-based human rights group has called on Egyptian authorities to investigate reports of sexual assault against women to counter the impression that no one will be punished.

Sarah El-Deeb contributed to this report from Cairo.

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By Gordon Bishop
 
    Here’s is what America’s illegal, fraudulent “president” has done to America in the first half of his occupation of the White House (you won’t believe it!):
 
    If any other president had doubled the National debt, which had taken more than 2 centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
 
    If any other president had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved.
 
    If any other president had criticized a state law that he admitted he never read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?
 
    If any president joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States of America to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who’s side he was on?
 
    If any other president had pronounced the Marine Corps, would you think him an idiot?
 
    If any other president had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?
 
    If any other president had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers unemployed, would you support him?
 
    If any other president had been the first to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a  press conference, would you have laughed and said it’s more proof that he is inept on his own.
 
    If any other president had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income Taxes, would you have approved?
 
    If any other president had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, wouldn’t you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?
 
    If any other president had flown all the way to Denmark to make a five-minute speech how the Olympics would benefit him and his home town (Chicago), then getting back on Air Force One to go wherever he wants to be, would you not have thought he was an egotistical jerk?
    
    If any other president had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go to plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
    
    If any other president’s administration okayed Air Force one flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan, causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9/11?
 
    If any other p resident had created the positions of 32 “Czars” who report directly to him, by passing the House, Senate and Cabinet on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved?
    
    If any other president had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
 
    Once again, what is it about Obama that makes him so “brilliant and impressive?”
 
    Every statement and action in his e-mail is factual and directly attributable to Barack Hussein Obama.
        
    Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.
 
    “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
 
    Once again, all I can say is, “God Bless America?”
 
(Gordon Bishop is a ‘Who’s Who in the World’ national award-winning author, historian, syndicated columnist and New Jersey’s First “Journalist-of-the-Year”–1986/New Jersey Press Association, founded in 1854.)
http://worth-reading-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/terrible-truth-about-barack-obama.html

 

Patriots:

    On May 11, 2011 i attended the launch and conference for the ASU School of Transborder Studies (at the Tempe Arts Center). And, what is that you may ask? Think La Raza plus the New World Order all rolled into one and you’re starting to get the picture. 
     Below are some links related to the “Transborder Studies” initiative.
 
~For Liberty~
Harry – admin. Education Action Committee
 
 
ASU School of Transborder Studies:
High Brow La Raza and Indoctrinating for a Borderless America

 

The ultimate goal of programs like The School of Transborder Studies is to Indoctrinate and move the United States toward a North American Governance (Union) and then to an American Union and then combine with the European Union, African Union, other world unions and finally a one world government under the control of the United Nations and their various cooperative governments, organizations, committees and NGO’s.

 

North American integration refers to the process of economic and political integration in North America particularly integration of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_integration

 

THE FOUNDERS THOUGHT THAT CENTRALIZED PLANNING UNDER THE  BRITISH EMPIRE WAS BAD.
JUST WAIT ‘TILL WE ARE ALL UNDER CENTRAL PLANNING BY THE U.N.!

 

My Summary on the Opening Ceremonies and Conference on May 11, 2011 of the School of Transborder Studies (by Harry Mathews)

http://teach1776.ning.com/group/theschooloftransborderstudies/forum/topics/the-asu-school-of-transborder

 

ASU School of Transborder Studies

http://sts.asu.edu/

 

ASU President Crow gives opening speech for the launch of the School of Transborder Studies on May 11, 2011

http://teach1776.ning.com/video/asu-president-crow-asu-school

 

Slide Show for School of Transborder Studies

http://teach1776.ning.com/photo/albums/the-asu-school-of-transborder

 

Transborder Competitiveness Index (Economic Zone Which Straddles the Mexican /U.S. Border):

 

ASU North American Center for Transborder Studies

http://nacts.asu.edu/

 

Indoctrinating a New Generation: “Think North American”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24973

 

New center revives North America agenda

Presses Obama administration to advance continental integration

 

Directors of the North American Union Agenda

http://www.fina-nafi.org/eng/fina/conseil.asp?langue=eng&menu=fina

 

Marxist Critical Border Theory

http://teach1776.ning.com/group/theschooloftransborderstudies/forum/topics/marxist-critical-border-theory

 

CANAMEX Corridor and the North American Union

http://teach1776.ning.com/group/theschooloftransborderstudies/forum/topics/canamex-corridor-and-the-north

 

ASU Panamerican Initiatives

http://www.asu.edu/panamerican/initiatives.htm

 

Portal For North America

http://www.portalfornorthamerica.org/fr/node/129
Kwantlan Institute for Transborder Studies

 http://www.kwantlen.ca/its.html