The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

Why are people so blind?

Posted By on September 22, 2007

Linky to what prompted this

Look, it's simple:

  • The largest scale massacres in history were perpetrated by governments (aka “state actors”).
  • By attempting to ban sale of arms to “non-state actors”, you facilitate these massacres
  • When these massacres are against a specific racial/ethnic group, we call this genocide.

This is important, so I will make it clear:

The UN is not your friend. The UN is populated by regimes which routinely deny human rights in the name of government stability. They would seek to disarm all people, restrict small arms to military and police only, and then will sit and vote on resolutions chastizing governments when they abuse that monopoly on force (or, the resolution will get vetoed because China decides it's not really a human rights violation).

I prefer a more direct approach. I offer up this Rifleman's Prayer:


Oh Lord, I would live my life in freedom, peace and happiness, enjoying the simple pleasures of hearth and home. I would die an old, old man in my own bed, preferably of sexual overexertion.

But if that is not to be, Lord, if monsters such as this should find their way to my little corner of the world on my watch, then help me to sweep those bastards from the ramparts, because doing that is good, and right, and just.

And if in this I should fall, let me be found atop a pile of brass, behind the wall I made of their corpses.

Call me simple, but my ideas of right, wrong, and justice don't seem to be nearly as fragile as the ones these UN folks hold.


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