Monday, June 22, 2015

Why 'Establishment' Republicans ALWAYS Loose

from the Daily Caller
Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday” the only way to stop gun-related violence, like the Wednesday massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston S.C., was to repeal American citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

When Chris Wallace asked Rove how we can, “stop the violence,” the long-time gun-rights advocate stated that we have made great strides as a nation in empathizing with the victims of these types of shootings, but the only way to guarantee they will stop is to “remove guns from society.”
WALLACE: How do we stop the violence?

ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answer

We saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was met with grief and love. Think about how far we’ve come since 1963. The whole weight of the government throughout the South was to impede finding and holding and bringing to justice the men who perpetrated the [Birmingham] bombing.

And here, we saw an entire state, an entire community, an entire nation come together, grieving as one and united in the belief that this was an evil act, so we’ve come a long way.

Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.
Establishment Republicans frame their "Solutions" to problems in the exact same way as their Democrat counterparts do. In terms of "Legislative Changes", when what is needed is NOT a change in legislation, but a change in actual human behaviour. And even here Rove, et al, makes a fallaciously premised case (that ONLY gun violence need be addressed) that an absolute ban on guns would ABSOLUTELY stop humans from killing each other, as if humans had never used explosives, knives, swords, or even poisons to accomplish their "hateful" ends, as if there weren't a legacy of hundreds of millions of extant guns in homes, arsenals and museums scattered throughout American Society, and that the kid next door couldn't just "print-out" a plastic firearm on his 3-D printer the next time someone made him angry.

But perhaps I'm being a bit too hard on Karl. At least he isn't as stupid as his "Ban the Confederate Battle Standard" compatriots, who believe that "erasing/ white-washing" the Nation's history and legacy of racism will prevent future racist acts. Especially as the government ardently embarks upon affirmative action policies that seek to remediate the effects of the very legacy it would now "deny" ever occurred.

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