The Pestilence on Humanity
I have a reason, I think, and I hope you might consider this — excluding yourself individually, of course. One must look on the outlook of civilization, to the views of the society where we live, into the ways in which people relate to one another, and how they react when forced to disagree. This can be personal — some asshole who beats his kids across the street; or it can reflect our many neuroses about humanity as we grow farther and farther apart.
I think that having a weapon like this, an AR-15,
a hard piece of ArmiLite aluminum alloys, mixed with other hardened chemicals to keep the thing light and easy to use; I think that someone shouting angrily first thing — (the first post from The Hateful Eight should be some type of copyright infringement. I copied the above from a copied post someone online copied and shared from somebody else who may have done the same down an endless sinkhole) — I think these comments are mostly unprovoked, targeting the people whom they believe might actually say this. This is meant as a threat.
It is a provocation for the confused, annoying the people left wondering why they are being growled at. When many gun owners shout without thinking — daring — demanding you to admit that you were wrong; ready in a fight pose if you step across their line; when they begin shrieking “I have a right to have it!” and stomping on the edge of tantrum — just so angry, so angry — and they wave it around over their heads and maybe fire a celebratory shot or two into the air, and they oppressively yell their singular idea of freedom; when this is the meaning of their lives we must admit that none of these people are interested in Constitutional Law, those words out of a pamphlet they pretend to hold like a holy book. ”In the Second Amendment it says — !
- A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Looked upon one way I suppose there is a fringe justification of no truly defining characteristics suggesting exemption. There is no concession to the partisan safety of others (since America is an idea, right and wrong under the law is only in our minds). The thing does say that in the name of security you can’t take away a person’s guns — even a crazy person! Even someone who busted out of jail with the plan of killing lots of people. Jealous husbands and wives, young children being gifted and taught thoroughly how to be responsible gun owners by their gun adoring parents, who, being children, still sometimes mess around, and there have been times when people get shot, get killed, “I shot my three year old son. It was an accident!”
Give a gun to the depressed — to the suicides, the tenth leading cause of death among Americans; the number two cause among people ages 10–34
Notice that suicide is ahead of homicide at every phase of human life.
What about the increasingly dismissed purpose of the actual 2nd Amendment? “Well regulated,” for example, was meant to encompass a unified cross-section of the nation, a “militia” of the people, there to protect the rights of everyone, equally, in freedom. All fairness. And should some foreign invader attack our “Free State,” then we are damn well gonna fight for it!
Our personal safety begins as a perk, but the more nervous we grow the more we see the world filled only with enemies. “Those black invaders,” or the “jews,” or “socialists,” or the Mexicans and Chinese and Muslims and Catholics and Gypsies and Conservatives and Liberals and whites and women and men and someone down on their luck, in your line of sight, a potential threat! Bad guy with a gun, right?
The “Free State” does not have much meaning when emotional reaction dominates the world view.
There are only two sorts of people obsessed with owning and collecting guns. One is people terrified of the world, their feelings always frustrated and angry, everything a threat to them, believing in and trusting nothing. They can see the coming of the end of the world, and goddammit they are going to survive it! Survive through the shitstorm. Survive the lies. Survive getting older and watching new ways taking over the world they had always known as a child.
Such people grow paranoid, and they invent reasons why these things are happening, who to blame, and quite often they circle around and around some politician or other famous person, maybe some billionaire. Thought circles are fully corrupt, they believe. “They are inside our brains!” They provide for whichever entity is defined as evil, their lowest expectation of the damned human race.
The other group of radical gun proponents — I am positive — features the same sense of freedom they demand a part of every aspect of their lives. That quote from the above picture, Kurt Russell delivering a line he never said (at least in a movie), used as a tough guy stand-in for a threatening stance, the proud fanatic shouting “how the fuck dare you to dare fuck with my fucking gun! You fuck!”
“I can have everything,” this pose seems to be stating, an outlaw vision parallel to the violent monster in the movie depicted above.
Their sense of freedom includes a fetish for guns, a performance of any hot or gross kink act, kissing and sucking a long rifle, thin and black and automatic. They shove a handgun up their ass, nozzle pointing inward, masturbating. Every gun is loaded.
Of course there have been people doing such things, doing cruel scar games I can only imagine because I would never engage in such play.
The women, or anyone, really, might fuck their hot steel guns down on the range, after firing a hundred rounds. They could ride them, engaging in a polyamorous at least threesome with someone shoving things deep up inside, maybe drawing blood.
I am certain, also, that more than one person has been killed doing such things.
But there is a definite, far more serious side to this invention of freedom, inspiring the sort of conspiratorial thinking that puts other people in danger. You know what these self-declared freedom fighters are doing? They are preparing for war. They are panicking, self-righteous survivalists, arming for the post-apocalyptic world, a place where slavery of anybody is free again, and you can kill anyone and get away with it should you step too close to their yard.
I end with judgment, the subjects I’ve been studying lately featuring people of influence roaring points-of-view similar to the examples provided. They are the definition (and we should consider the history of slurs later, a subject for another piece) of a literal “gun nut.” They believe that personal gun ownership is the most important thing, and the one remaining proof of what it means to be an American. They are a pestilence on humanity.