June 13, 2016 in General
The mass shooting in Orlando Should Remind Us All that Evil Exists
After starting The Wayfarer Project anew, I was hoping to avoid, at least for a little while, addressing current events, and focus more on philosophy, utilizing current events and issues only for examples in making the case for liberty. The mass-shooting in Orlando, FL over the weekend, however, has inspired me, however, to address the event now, while the propaganda is fresh and active. What do I mean by propaganda? Allow me to proceed in a step-by-step manner, and you will soon find out.
The Tyranny of an Ideology
Firstly, the Orlando nightclub shooting was perpetrated by a man whose ideology does not tolerate gay and lesbian lifestyles. There is no argument about this, because it is simply a fact. The argument begins in how we word it. Let be avoid using any “politically insensitive word,” and just state that the man, whose ideology is a tyrannical one, wanted to kill as many gay men and others as he possibly could, because his ideology, being a tyrannical one, desires to CONTROL people and forbids them the freedom to love or be attracted to another of the same sex. I believe this statement should be acceptable to just about anyone as being reasoned fact, although these days, it is impossible to please everyone. I’m sure those who share the same ideology of this man would not like the word “tyranny,” but since tyranny refers to institutions and ideologies that wish to control people, I hardly see how they could make a rational case.
Where things get politically insensitive is when we bring a word like “Muslim” or “Islam” into the discussion. I offer the sentiment that seems to be required in going further that I do not condemn all Muslims as being terrorists, being hateful, or being evil at all. The simple fact of the matter is that this murderer was Muslim and adhered to the radical ideology of the various terrorist wings of the religion. While this is a rational and true statement, the American left would be seething right now in claiming that this man was perverting the religion and has nothing to do with it.
While he has nothing to do with the large majority of Muslims in the world and in the United States who do not engage in terrorism or hate, he does agree with various groups that are rather large in size and span the world over that engage of terrorism because of their view on the religion. If we want to be completely honest, we also might want to include some non-terrorist aspects of the Islamic world. Being a gay man or a lesbian woman is illegal in many countries around the world. These countries include, but are not limited to, Saud Arabia, Iran, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and on and on. This website claims that there are 76-77 countries around the world where homosexuality is illegal. Erasing 76 Crimes. Since it was the first site to come up on a Bing search, I believe that it is somewhat reputable, but I have independently, from other sources, verified the veracity of the countries that I listed, and I certainly did not list as many as I would be able to find if I was absolutely thorough. While not all of the countries in the list or Islamic theocracies, a hell of a lot of them are. In fact, it is difficult to name any Muslim country in which homosexuality is tolerated. At this point, I believe that Turkey, Singapore, and Syria are the only ones not on that list. If we were to recognize the newly established Islamic State as a country, then they would be added to the list. this would be the “group” that we call ISIS and that Barack Obama calls ISIL. They have taken credit for ordering the mass murder in Orlando. As a side note, the reason why Obama calls them ISIL is to call them the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant instead of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Here, Obama is subtly rejecting the existence of Israel, including the name of the region that includes both Syria and Israel. Obama would prefer if they took over there too.
Yet, it can be truthfully stated that any Muslim country in which Sharia Law is the highest law of the land, homosexuality is illegal. Not only is it illegal, it is punishable by whipping, stoning, and death. So, while we can clearly state that the majority of Muslims are not interested in killing gay and lesbian people, we can say that the overwhelming majority of Muslim countries kill them if they exist and are found out within their borders. If are only got to speak about terrorism, then we can only speak about those who work in concert with or out of concert, but individually, while praising, terrorist groups, like HAMAS, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and Hezbollah. Now, if we want to speak about the desire to kill lesbians and gays, then we have to include those who practice, follow, or enforce Share Law. Shareia Law is a tyranny, because it seeks to CONTROL behabior for the sake of ideology, not for the sake of balancing individual freedom amongs the peple as is the case with those who support liberty.
It should be understood that the majority of Muslims living in America are law-abiding people who tolerate that liberties of others who they do not agree with. Poling of Muslims living in America, however, shows that a staggering number of American Muslims do, however, agree with Sharia Law and believe it should be the law of the land. there has been extensive research done by The Blaze on the matter.
Another Tyranny Reared its Ugly Head Again this Weekend
Just a few hours after the massacre had occurred, Barack Obama came out and started playing politics with the tragedy, as he always does. After a few token words about terrorism, stating that we stand as a nation against terrorism (while he does little to nothing about it), Obama spent the rest of his speech attacking the American people for not demanding that our federal government take away our right to bear arms. Once again, the evils of collectivism were on display, as the left’s spokesman in chief told us that this was going to keep happening unless we demanded his “common sense gun reforms.” Of course, most of us know that this is encoded talk for eliminating our access to firearms.
Gun stores and dealers already are heavily regulated by the state that they are in and the federal government. They are constantly inspected and investigated. They must submit all customers to background checks and waiting periods. We already have a ton of laws on the books for gun sales. The president and his fellow leftists lie when they say that there are “gun show loopholes,” because all gun dealers are subject to the law. The only time a gun sale is not regulated is when one person sells or gives a gun to another person, and that it nearly impossible to regulate, unless you ban firearms. Then, the government will successfully keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens, who will be defenseless to the criminals and terrorists who can give a flip about the law.
France and Belgium have very strict gun laws to the point that it is illegal for the average citizen in these countries to walk down the street with a firearm. These laws did not stop Paris nor Brussels from experiencing mass shootings in the past several months. The only result was that the victims were sitting ducks in the massacres that had occurred. These massacres were even larger than the one in Orlando.
Hillary Clinton is demanding that victims of gun crimes should be able to sue the actual gun manufacturers themselves. Of course, the manufacturers aren’t responsible for the crimes that are committed by the people who buy them. Should someone who gets hit by a car be able to sue GM since they manufactured a car that was being driven by a drunk driver? How about suing Jack Daniels for making the whiskey that the driver drank? As always, collectivists like Hillary Clinton nd Barack Obama are seeking the laws and CONTROL that they want not because they want to make people take responsibility for their actions. Clinton wants people to sue gun manufacturers so that they go out of business. She does not want us to have access to firearms, and this is a way of doing that.
If Hillary Clinton gets what she wants, then law abiding citizens will not be able to defend themselves. At the same time, the criminals and terrorists will not be hindered. Guns, like illegal narcotics, would be sold illegally on the back market. Since Hillary Clinton wants to keep the southern border wide-open and undefended so that we import as may illegal immigrants as possible, she would then have a flood of guns coming across just like drugs do today. Yet, she wouldn’t mind this at all. The gun ban that the Democrat party and the left as a whole want is not to stop criminals or terrorists. Sure, many of the followers of left-wing ideology might believe this and want this, but the ruling elite at the top don’t care. They simply want to remove guns from the hands of the American people. They want us to be dependent and defenseless.
If Barack Obama and the Democrat party were concerned about terrorism, they would be doing more to eliminate ISIS and these groups that cause it. Yet, they don’t. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton oversaw the building of ISIS and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East. Terrorism around the world is rampant today under the watch of the left. Let’s face it. It doesn’t directly affect them, so they don’t care. Ruling over us is their prime concern. Just like in any totalitarian state, removing the ability for the people to defend themselves is a requirement, and that’s what they are pushing.
To the left, We The People are the enemy, not the terrorists.