Why Empire Hates Guns
By Neil Kramer, April, 2018
When you understand what empire is and how it works, it becomes crystal clear why the Second Amendment is truly the foundation of liberty. The constitutionally protected right for an individual to bear arms in defense of life and home, and to deter wider tyranny, is not transferable to any government or outside agency – it belongs solely in the hands of every good man and woman.
The text of the Second Amendment is very clear: “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.” To erode the Second Amendment is to destabilize the entire Bill Of Rights. No Second Amendment, no First Amendment. No First Amendment, no freedom. That is precisely what empire wants: an uncodified constitution where freedom is arbitrarily granted as a privilege, not embodied as a natural right.
I often carry a gun – especially in wilderness regions. I am disciplined, train regularly, and willingly take on the additional responsibility that goes with bearing arms. I have safety certification from the County Sheriff’s Office. I have the requisite concealed carry permits that allow me to carry in multiple states. For me, carrying a gun is an instinctive, fundamental, and totally natural choice. I put my gun on my belt, just like I put my folding knife and wallet in my pocket. I would not live in a place that would seek to prohibit me from exercising that choice. What’s more, so long as I’m observing natural laws, it’s nobody’s damned business why I do what I do. Think about that. Who has the right to decide whether you or I can defend ourselves and our loved ones with deadly force? Who has the right to even ask why you choose to carry a gun? Whose business is it in a free country? There need be no explanation or justification. Nevertheless, some states restrict the constitutional right to bear arms – or even sometimes outright deny it – thereby disgracefully depriving people of basic self-defense; especially in places like California, New York, Maryland, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
I appreciate that it’s a very personal choice whether or not someone wishes to carry a gun. Most people choose not to. No problem. Some people demonstrate that they are unfit to own a gun, by way of their own immoral or mentally unstable behavior. Restrictions on ownership for such people must be intelligently gauged and rigorously enforced. Still, for the majority of judicious Americans, bearing arms is a protected right, whether they choose to exercise it or not. In fact, the US is the only country in the world with a right to keep and bear arms with no constitutional restrictions. As many good sheriffs across America continue to reiterate year after year, a lawful, responsible, armed citizenry is the most effective defense against crime and tyranny, from both local, national, and international threats.
Empire knows that disarmament breeds dependency, both physically and psychologically. “Gun violence” and “gun control” are control words for disarmament. Gun violence does not exist. Guns cannot kill people. People kill people. Registration, gun-free zones, limiting magazine capacities, banning semi-auto sporting rifles – these all represent pathways to reduction and confiscation, should a nefarious government feel so inclined. None of these things prevent bad people from killing good people with guns. On the contrary, they advantage criminals and put innocent people at risk. Empire hates citizens having the power to defend and protect themselves. It has worked very hard to condition the population into disarming itself by repeatedly suggesting that guns are inherently bad, have no place in the everyday life of civilized human beings, and are thus best restricted to use by specially trained and approved authorities. Regular people should not have them. The dream is for guns to be removed from circulation altogether and erased from the public consciousness, like in England, where violent crime rates are the highest in Europe (according to European Commission and United Nations stats from 2009) and between 4 to 8 times higher than the USA. Less shootings, but massively more criminality and violence, which is hard to defend against, physically and legally. No right to bear arms. No positive right to free speech. A wholly uncodified constitution. Dependency achieved.
When world society is principled, educated, noble, and greatly distinguished by its intellectual and emotional maturity, there will be little necessity for guns, other than for sporting and historical purposes. Those who believe we are anywhere close to that, should immediately check themselves into the nearest loony bin. You’ve been duped. The perception that we have already somehow achieved reasonable standards of cultural sophistication and international democracy, is a total fiction. We have achieved nothing of the kind anywhere on earth. Behind the threadbare veneer of orderly governance and elected officials, is a seething mass of corruption and decadence. Nowhere has achieved real liberty and natural order. We are centuries away from that. Until the disgusting Euro/American mainstream education system is totally overhauled, change will be exceedingly slow.
Most regular schools teach nothing more than conformity, repetition, collectivism, junk culture, and vocational training to be a lifelong worker drone. It is brainwashing plain and simple, and works on most students (but not all). I have never seen any real education in the mainstream, nor have any of the thousands of people I speak to all over the world. Only independent schools, with the freedom to create their own syllabus, have a chance at cultivating genuine knowledge, forethought, independence, and moral conduct in young people. While the mainstream education system remains dysfunctional (intentionally), society remains dysfunctional (intentionally). It will take many generations before integrity, excellence, and personal responsibility are innate to society at large. In the meantime, I choose to carry a gun. So do 15 million other upstanding, strong, freedom loving men and women in the USA. Not to mention a further 70 million who keep guns at home. How Empire hates that. How I love it.
Political philosopher and essayist Lysander Spooner (1808-1887) nails why empire hates the Second Amendment so much: “…the object of all bills of rights is to assert the rights of individuals against the government and that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was in support of the right to resist government oppression, as the only security against the tyranny of government lies in forcible resistance to injustice, for injustice will certainly be executed, unless forcibly resisted.”
Unhinged opponents of freedom – and occasionally well meaning impartial observers – sometimes question the bit about a “militia” in the Second Amendment. The constitutional scholar Thomas Cooley (1824-1898) clarifies matters in a few wise sentences: “It might be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been elsewhere explained, consists of those persons who, under the law, are liable to the performance of military duty, and are officered and enrolled for service when called upon. But the law may make provision for the enrolment of all who are fit to perform military duty, or of a small number only, or it may wholly omit to make any provision at all; and if the right were limited to those enrolled, the purpose of this guaranty might be defeated altogether by the action or neglect to act of the government it was meant to hold in check. The meaning of the provision undoubtedly is, that the people, from whom the militia must be taken, shall have the right to keep and bear arms; and they need no permission or regulation of law for the purpose.”
The wisdom of the Second Amendment is so simple, so clear, so important. For those unapprised of the methodology of empire, it might not make sense at first glance in a seemingly developed, contemporary world. In order to gain a meaningful perspective on the liberating purpose of the Second Amendment, a decent grasp of European and American history is necessary. Every year in mainstream schools around the world, that history is taught less and less. This must be reversed. Educate yourself. Educate your children. Choose their educational institutions wisely.
In closing, if you are a good-hearted US citizen who has ever contemplated exercising your right to bear arms, now is a good time. Empower yourself, find wise tutelage, defend life and liberty, be an asset to your community and nation, and seriously piss off empire in the process.
“Empire” is the human administration of a negative supernatural force. Empire denotes both an ideology and a group seeking to contain world society by restricting it to a lower intellectual, physical, emotional, and moral condition. Empire is old, influential, collectivist, and evil. It does, however, require the implicit consent of the people to function. Profound cultural and social manipulation deceives people into consenting to their own conscious and spiritual incarceration. The primary power of empire lies not in its might or cunning, but in its invisibility. People who are unmindful of its presence do not comprehend their own constriction. In present times, empire uses predominantly left-wing ideologies to instill collectivist and relativist doctrines into government, education, business, news, and entertainment.