“The world was full of cravens who pretended to be heroes” ―George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones
“Progressive” liberals fear the average gun owner, and, convinced of their superior moral quality, they want everyone else to fear gun owners, too.
But gun-fearing progressives are not exactly gun-hating saints. For instance, the Democratic Party’s leadership is guarded by guns, they sell assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels, our taxes for welfare programs are collected at gunpoint, and the progressive’s dinner was shot with a gun.
A real gun hater opposes the use, manufacturing and distribution of guns from top to bottom — including infantry positions available to women in the military or Obama signing legislation for armed Secret Service protection for life.
With the exception of a few barefooted, bead-wearing, brownie-eating hippies who are too stoned to know what’s going on, the so called “anti gun” progressives are very much pro gun. They just prefer the “hired gun” as opposed to the “do it yourself” gun.
It wasn’t always like this.
Prior to the liberal brain transplant of the 20th century; the classical liberals, followed by the Black Panthers, the Malcolm X’s, the George Orwells and the Eugene V. Debs’ were all pro gun leftists and unapologetic extremists who viewed the rifle as an eternal right to the poor or working man.
During the mid 20th century, western societies had begun transitioning from bourgeois societies, where those who owned the capital were clearly the ruling classes, to managerial societies, where a New Class of managerialists had emerged to become the de facto ruling elites. The late James Burnham recognized that the managerial transition had taken place in both the Soviet East and the Capitalist West, albeit from different starting gates. Though Burnham saw the Managerial Revolution as a departure from previous capitalist rule, time would reveal that American styled managerialism came into being through the employment of pet managers by the capitalist plutocrats as a means of maintaining power.
Progressive support for firearm ownership by the authorities while viewing the common man as no longer “fit” to carry a firearm is a product of the progressive managerial ideology, whereby skills and decision-making processes are removed from the public arena and concentrated into the hands of a professional class, i.e. senior management of corporate capitalism. In other words, liberals seek to remove the guns from the so called non experts (the general population) by centralizing firearm ownership into the hands of a political elite.
The New Middle Class democratic party is undeniably the most influential national party in the US and has become the center-left ruling power of the American Establishment. The ordinary liberal therefore feels that he no longer needs to touch the guns. One might recall the scene from Quentin Tarantino’s “True Romance” when the wealthy Sicilian Coccotti (Christopher Walken) shoots and kills Clifford (Dennis Hopper) then remarks, “I haven’t killed anybody since 1984.”
Though many working and middle class progressives may mean well, the general progressive motif is one that advocates a world of guns restricted to those who are “properly qualified professionals,” hence the “training,” “testing,” “background checking,” “credentialing,” and other progressive barriers to entry. Kevin Carson has aptly described the progressive’s engineer approach to social control as a “managerial tyranny,” that is, “rule by experts.”
Without a managerial hierarchy and a professional group of “experts” to deploy the hired gun, progressives would have no chance at forcing patriots, conservatives, libertarians, nationalists, anarchists and the laboring class to give up their guns.
Ultimately, liberals are enemies of the common man who provide a grassroots base of useful idiots for the US ruling class.