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In this post on guns and the attitude towards them, Grim quotes a liberal intellectual, who says of our country's "deeply troubling" relationship with guns:

American society, in the absence of an encompassing and stable traditional culture, has embraced the gun as a substitute for that absence, and created a vast cultural ideology we can call "gunism." Paradoxically, this highly destabilizing object became viewed as a baseline and an icon that could somehow sustain us in a new form of nontraditional society.

Blah blah blah. What a perfect illustration of the mushy thinking most liberals engage in these days! Liberals think that civilization is built on words and can be sustained and protected by words. This is because most of them are quivering bundles of sensitivity who nurse the psychic wounds they received in high school when they were called "nerd" and "dork" by their fellow students. To liberals, words have magical power, especially when you call them "laws." That's why whenever something bad happens, their response isn't to change any behavior of their own but to scream for more laws to be written to stop any future bad behavior. This also explains pacifism -- "We'll just talk about how much we disapprove of war, and people will stop fighting!" In the meantime, practical people with guns are busy doing the actual work of trying to keep the barbarians at bay.

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CGHill [TypeKey Profile Page]:

"Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it." - Will Rogers

...in the absence of an encompassing and stable traditional culture...
Hey idiot, while you were sleeping things changed a bit. In terms of continuous aspirations (and despite the best efforts of the Communists, the left, the PoMos, and the multi-cultis), the United States (and the colonies before) has had an "encompassing and stable traditional culture" since at least 1700. Which is doing better than some parts of Europe. (Or maybe he means the Muslims?)

I forgot to add -- it's liberals like our prof who undermined and destroyed as much "stable, traditional culture" as they could get their hands on, all in the name of progress. Oh -- but I'm forgetting, they did it the right way. Moving to another continent to be free and helping to forge a new nation is the wrong way.

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