It Might Work, If Human Beings Were in Charge

So now the talk about “what needs to be done” is all on doing something about locking mentally defectives up before they can go shoot innocents. We mention it because some people with an IQ not below absolute zero (as in anybody not a raging leftist parasite) are mentioning it too.

Wouldn’t it make sense, seeing as pretty much all of the loser animals committing atrocities like this last one were stark raving mad, to maybe, perhaps, do something to sequester them from civilized society before their madness leads to the wholesale slaughter of little children?

Of course it would. One of the real reasons we’re even seeing this sort of madness was that idiots like the communist-founded ACLU managed to let all of the looney tunes out on the streets seeing as how it was a violation of their “civil rights” to not be allowed to go postal among us.

So far, so good. Nobody in their right mind would hand insane uncle Cletus who believes that his next door neighbor is the Anti-Christ an AR-15 no matter how much he was family.

Only problem with that suggestion is that government would be in charge of it, and they’re about as incompetent as you can get without removing your brain from your head entirely.

There is not a task so simple that government cannot fuck it up beyond any hope of repair and they will never, ever fail to do so. Just take delivering mail as an example.

But let’s use an analogy closer to the idea of putting government in charge of who needs to be locked up “for the Common Good”, not an ignoble goal in itself at all.

Quite a long time ago, society decided that, based on how many innocent children ended up dead or permanently injured as a result of parental abuse, something needed to be done.

Who the hell with a heart could disagree with that? We were born too late to see what the result of not doing something about it was, at least as far as children are concerned, but we remember only too well how abused wives, “frequent fliers” as we sometimes called them, would show up at the ER with alarming regularity and an inexplicable propensity for falling up and down stairs, bumping into doors and falling asleep on the stove top. The frustration at not being able to do anything unless said women pressed charges due to patient confidentiality and privacy concerns cannot adequately be described in words. With that, we are only too familiar. Familiar to the point where our Something Needs to Be Done™ gland was excreting to the point where it was physically painful. And fuck patient confidentiality, those women were and are in danger of their lives on a daily basis.

So we understand the motivation behind Doing Something™ for the children, because who is more deserving of protection than children?

Problem was, as is always the case, that government was put in charge of Protecting the Children™, and they fucked that up too. With the best, undeniably best of intentions, agencies were set up to investigate cases where children might be endangered, and nobody with a soul could be against that. At first, interventions were made only in obvious cases like the aforementioned frequent flyer victims of spousal abuse, but then child protection became a business, a career choice, something where the job security of the individuals employed became dependent on case load. Kind of hard to justify spending millions of dollars on keeping 200 investigators, supervisors, managers, assistant managers, clerks, assistant clerks, specialist 8th class form filers etc. employed if they only had 20 cases a year, right? So the government definition of “necessity”, not particularly well-defined to begin with since bureaucracies live and die on how broadly they can interpret their original charter, got wider and wider.

To the point where perfectly normal, loving, caring parents either are afraid to take little Johnny to the ER for a broken wrist suffered while skate boarding (let’s face it, kids get bruises in ways not involving being placed on a hot stove as punishment for peeing their pants) or bloody well should be. Because all it takes is for one overzealous or just plain incompetent “doctor” to misdiagnose an injury and that family will be in Hell for quite a while. Their kids will be confiscated, they’ll be facing the infinite resources of the state when they’re trying to prove that they’re innocent (innocent until proven guilty does not apply where the government is concerned), all because the government agency needs their funding.

That’s the reality that parents live in today. If you’re a parent, a normal parent, you know already that losing your kids is a fate literally worse than death. Because they mean more to you than life itself. Yet, as a result of undeniably good intentions, you now face the reality that taking your child to the ER because he or she had a boo-boo might just result in you never seeing them again.

All because of government “mission creep.” What makes it even more infuriating is that the system actually encourages going after innocent families since those cases clear out faster, are not as dangerous as legitimate cases since the parents were never a danger to anybody to begin with, which ups your case load statistic which, in turns, guarantees further funding and more jobs. And thus we end up with stories of children dying because of legitimate abuse while other families spend years and all of their savings trying to hold on to their kids because little Susie tripped over her feet and banged her head against the coffee table and her loving parents made the “mistake” of taking her to the ER.

Ask yourselves again: If Susie’s parents were normal, responsible individuals like 99.9% of parents and they were faced with the choice between agreeing to bullshit “counseling” not needed in the first place and the prospect of wasting years of their and her lives ruining themselves with the very real possibility that they might still lose since the state has so many more resources, they print their own money after all, and never see her again, what might a loving parent choose?

But it was all with the Best Intentions.

And now we’re asked to allow that same almighty government to decide who needs to be locked away and/or have their rights taken from them because somebody, somewhere, somebody whose job depends on churning out enough “wins”, decided that they were dangerous based on deliberately vague definitions? After all, if we make those guidelines too strict, somebody might slip through the cracks and, as every totalitarian will tell you, it’s better to convict a hundred innocent people than to let one guilty individual go free.

It will start with only bug shit raving maniacs being locked away, something with which I doubt anybody can disagree, but before you know it the definition of “dangerous to society” will expand to anybody who might pad the case load numbers of the agency in charge. More funding, more jobs. Pretty soon anybody who ever said “fuck this world, let it burn” over a drink at the local bar would have his or her rights revoked for the common good if anybody reported it. Next would be anybody questioning the justice system, anybody expressing doubts about the alleged wisdom of the government, anybody even cracking a fucking joke within earshot of an informer.

Am I being paranoid? Then please explain to me why the current DHS has anybody expressing devotion to the oath they gave to the Constitution or, indeed, anybody distrustful of government in general, listed as a “potential terrorist.” While you’re at it, please explain to me why individuals expressing a total devotion to the only religion that I know of which is responsible for 99.99999% of all terrorist attacks is not even MENTIONED as a potential suspect.

We all want to stop the senseless murders, but I just don’t trust the government to come up with guidelines strict and well-defined enough that they will not be abused. Which is sad, because all that we need in order for those guidelines to actually do some good and keep insane animals like the Newtown monster off the streets would be for them to be very rigid, very NOT open to “interpretation” and they WOULD do some good.

What we’ll end up with, on the other hand, because that is what we’ve ended up with every single Zeus-damned time in the past, is legislation that will allow government to take away your unalienable right to self-defense if you ever popped a Xanax because your entire family died in a fire.

So what can we do? Well, first of all, we can end the madness of denying the right of human beings to defend themselves. Let teachers carry guns if they’re properly trained, put up armed guards if nobody at the school qualifies, put the world on notice that if you intend harm, you will be met with lethal force if necessary, remove the targets painted on the backs of the most defenseless members of society and deny them the privilege of a barrel full of helpless fish.

Will it eliminate incidents like Sandy Hook? Of course it won’t. Evil is quite creative and it will never ever be eliminated from our lives, just as we’ll never have unicorns shitting skittles all over our lawns every morning.

But there is no denying the simple, obvious fact that pretty much every single case of mass murder shootings have occurred in “Gun Free Zones” where the beast committing the crime was assured, ahead of time, that it wouldn’t encounter any resistance.

We can’t eliminate evil. It’s part of the human condition. But we can at the very least make evil’s job more difficult.

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Tallulah
Tallulah

Well, here’s what comedy team Penn & Teller have to say on this subject. If you need a grim laugh right about now.

Savagely funny, and spot on. Pass it on — hell, put it on Faceplant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dhXOuuHcjbs

LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist
LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist

Misha, I almost did not reply to this as it hits really close to home. One other person here knows about this, and as I can give personal witness to this I’m hoping my experience will be enlightening. I can attest to this one, oh yes I can … Let’s just say that informers and bureaucrats aren’t the only ones… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

Tallulah @ #:1
Followed the link, loved the show.

Sorry to bring up Godwins Law so soon in the thread. We tried this already. Anyone remember 1934. First it was the crazy. Then it was anyone that disagreed with the Government bureaucrats. Ended up not so well as we all know. The answer is NEVER MORE GOVERNMENT. And you can thank Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society for dumping… Read more »

Well, you know what they say about the road to hell……………

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

Mish is right. There’s no way to stop evil – it will happen no matter what we do. The best we can do is ensure we’re properly defended against it. The leftards HATE that! They hate anything that allows regular folks to take responsibility for themselves, and not rely on the nanny state. When I mention Joel Myrick in Pearl,… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

Meanwhile, Ed Schultz is talking about door-to-door gun confiscations. I have a feeling that Ed-the-Red might find himself more involved in this Civil War than he imagines if they start door-to-door confiscations. In fact, I am pretty sure a great many of these media Harridans and Harpies will be shocked at just how intimately a part of this narrative they… Read more »

Yes, Hemp…indeed so.
You want my M1A?…Noooo problem, we’ll start with the business end, and do us a favor, Ed…be first in line.

It will start with only bug shit raving maniacs being locked away, something with which I doubt anybody can disagree, I can. Here’s the long & short of it. Schizophrenia is the mental illness most associated with violence. Out of 100 schizophrenics. 8 of them will commit a violent crime. Out of 100 perfectly “normal” people. 5 of them will… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

This is happening where I come from, UPDATE ON REIDLAND SCHOOL CLOSING: The McCracken County Sheriff and one of his investigators met with the author of the letter, a juvenile, and the teenager’s parents. We’ve already had one school shooting there, in 97, Heath High School. An update, Paducah Sun Publisher Jim Paxton tells WPSD Local 6 that when his… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says: I almost did not reply to this as it hits really close to home. One other person here knows about this, and as I can give personal witness to this I’m hoping my experience will be enlightening. I can attest to this one, oh yes I can … IC5…been there too…my ex kept… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

Emperor Misha I @ #:

“Gun Free Zones”

Don’t you mean “Free Victim Zones” ??
And my workplace is one for the employees. So they think….

LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist
LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist

LC LOBO @ #:

I’m going for the jugular, legally. As I said to a good friend of mine, I likened it to Gotterdammerung as a legal strategy 🙂

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

We can’t eliminate evil. It’s part of the human condition.

Sure we can. Follow the lead of the Left – simply declare evil to be good, then liquidate any heretics who say otherwise or who are insufficiently ardent in their support of the new normal.

The Left wants utopia, and utopia always leads to mass killings.

Emperor Misha, I’m glad to hear it & I’m sorry for jumping the gun. It just that I’ve been seeing the argument for universal permanent institutionalization quite a lot llately. Since the shootings in Aurora, Colorado. And it’s been ramped up unbelievably since Friday. The most disturbing part is that it has come mostly from allegedly conservative parts of the… Read more »

I agree about the only sure thing we can do is to give teachers the option to arm themselves. I’ve read that Adam, supposedly, had asperger’s syndrome which I have and I don’t like to think that people will judge me differently because of that connection and it does bother me sometimes. I guess that everyone at Sandy Hook never… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

I don’t know about you good people, but I needed this — a flash mob in Fayetteville, North Carolina, overwhelms a soldier with their welcome home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jJyq69TWug

There is something afoot, gang. Cheaper Than Dirt! suspended all online firearms sales today. WalMart removed the Bushmaster M4 carbine from their website today. Dick’s Sporting Goods announced they would no longer sell AR-15 rifles today. Academy Sports pulled all AR-15 rifles from their shelves today. Cerberus, the owner of Freedom Group (Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS, TAPCO, et. al.) announced they… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp

This is the best thing I’ve read so far on the topic. For the left, the primary reason for just about all American gun murders is the availability of guns. The moral values and the conscience of nations as well as individuals seem to play almost no role in the left’s understanding of human behavior. And because leftist thinking dominates… Read more »

Emperor Misha I says: Optimistic “let’s all calm down right now” view: They’re just keeping a low profile right now to avoid shit hitting their personal fans until it blows over. I hope you’re right. I’m not sure how many more days like today, with customers flooding our phone lines, emails and web chat accusing us of caving in on… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

This administration is about to run rough-shod over the 2nd Amendment, showing that they have no more regard for it than they do for the rest of the Constitution. While they just might get their way, I swear, as I stand here before God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, that I won’t be breathing when it happens. Make of that… Read more »

rickn8or
rickn8or

Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist, sorry you’re having such a problem with your soon-to-be-ex. MY (going on 19-year) ex accused me of giving her breast cancer. “Caused by stress.” (Well I suppose carrying a grudge for 30+ years instead of dealing with it like an adult MIGHT be a little stressful.) Yeah, I’m the crazy one in the relationship. One day,… Read more »

LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist
LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist

rickn8or @ #:

Um … I’ve asked myself that already for some time 🙂

Emperor Misha I @ #: (second time using the quotation system here) Thank you. I will also blame Adam for all the talk about autism because he was smart enough to completely mess up his computer’s harddrive making it harder to find out more about him. I also know that he had a personality disorder which was separated from his… Read more »

Emperor Misha I says: Because they’re not scoring any points with their customers, and no matter how understandable, that sort of thing is going to leave a bad taste in the mouthes of those customers even after the shit is over and it’s business as usual. LOL..you want to know the silliest part of the whole thing? In the history… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

HempRopeAndStreetlight says: This administration is about to run rough-shod over the 2nd Amendment, showing that they have no more regard for it than they do for the rest of the Constitution. While they just might get their way, I swear, as I stand here before God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, that I won’t be breathing when it happens. Make… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

LC LOBO says:

Emperor Misha I @ #:
“Gun Free Zones”
Don’t you mean “Free Victim Zones” ??
And my workplace is one for the employees. So they think….

I prefer the term Criminal Empowerment Zone.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

We can’t eliminate evil. It’s part of the human condition. But we can at the very least make evil’s job more difficult.

I haven’t even started on the comments yet, just went straight to the comment form because that boiled it down to absolute purity.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

rickn8or @ #:

One day, it will all be over, and she will truly be your ex- and you’ll ask yourself “What the HELL was I thinking??”

I once had it explained to me that the proper way to evaluate any romantic relationship is simple: Is the fucking you’re getting worth the fucking you’re getting?

Seems pretty accurate to me.

LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist
LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist

Fa Cube Itches @ # Truth be told, her brother and law and sister told me this the day my daughter was born: “When we met you last Christmas .. had we known you were such a nice guy we’d have told you to run like hell. We almost did anyway but the rest of the family told us we’d… Read more »

L.O.R. Ankle biter
L.O.R. Ankle biter

Tallulah @ #:
It got very dusty in here and I couldn’t see it, all I could do was listen to the singing.