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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 47, May 30, 1999

Hey, Mo!

by Victor Milan
vicmilan@ix.netcom.com

Special to The Libertarian Enterprise

          Congrats, Missouri: you've cemented your status as a rape-friendly state!
          We can, of course, see why all the Good People were unanimous in their opposition to allowing Missouri residents to carry concealed firearms.
          The giant media organs enjoy firm positions in the ruling class -- the permanent government which actually rules the US, and which changes not at all from election to election, from hand-puppet President to hand-puppet President. Just as it is abidingly in the interests of all politicians, regardless of party affiliation or nominal beliefs, to support the disarmament of the public, so it is for the rest of the rulership as well. Private ownership of weapons is decentralizing, which is exactly contrary to the rulers' interests. And the ownership of weapons to deter criminal aggression is especially pernicious, from the viewpoint of our masters, because after all government is not and never has been anything but a cover for criminal aggression, i.e. robbery and enslavement -- a means of maximizing the returns from violent crime. If the sheep get to thinking they can successfully resist violent crime ... who knows where that'll end?
          The black churches, like black political leaders, had a similar vested interest: they all serve, solely and devotedly, the hest and whim of the white-dominated power elite. No single American group suffers as greatly from being disarmed as blacks: the first Jim Crow laws were gun-control laws. The very term "Saturday Night Special" is a racist term derogating blacks. For truth, the Missouri black community would be better advised to look to rappers -- at least those who correctly proclaim that "911 Is A Joke."
          Hillary Clinton certainly has profound personal motives for disarming potential rape victims. If Juanita Broaddrick had been packing, Hillary would be just another widow in the workforce. The wealth available to a money laundress and high-level broker of political favors -- not to mention income the Republicans shared from their Mena import business -- would have been denied her, along with the other perqs of being married to a powerful man. Hell, without Bill to cover for her fatuous and fatheaded arrogance (so similar to his own) she'd probably have slipped up, been disbarred, and be scuffin' hash browns at Shoney's by now.
          Naturally Missouri's professional sports teams want potential victims of violent crime kept defanged and harmless. Hell, if victims started sending violent felons who attacked them to the morgue, what pro sports enterprise in the whole country would be able to field an entire team? The NBA's top center would be a 5'10" kid from rabbinical school. Batboys would fill baseball's lineups: "Now stepping to the plate, Pittsburgh center fielder Chuckie Washington, who has a note from his Mom to be absent from Martin Luther King Elementary this afternoon." The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders would be the Dallas Cowboys. With product like that, how could megamillionaire sports moguls convince cities to screw billion-dollar stadiums out of the taxpayers for them? (If only we could figure out how they did that now, and stop them.)
          Normally, the defeat of a CCW law is nothing for real devotees of freedom, especially firearms freedom, to mourn. First, such laws actually infringe and diminish an inalienable natural right, one guaranteed by the highest law of the land -- the Bill of Rights -- and require that those who would exercise their rights submit to being licensed like dogs. What part of, "shall not be infringed" don't we understand here, folks?
          Second, such laws are obviously intended, in the not-very-long run, to serve the same function as Mao Zedong's "Hundred Flowers" campaign did: he encouraged open dissent, "let a hundred flowers bloom" -- and chopped off their heads for his boutonniere. CCW permits provide the government an instantly-accessible list of people who both own guns and are compliant to government dictates. They can therefore, in the fullness of time, be demonized in the media, expropriated, and packed off to camps as dangerous undesirables -- with minimal risk, mind, since they've already bowed the neck. When the boys in blue -- or black -- uniforms show up at their door, they'll meekly surrender. They can't defy -- gasp! -- duly constituted authority.
          Concealed-carry permit laws are usually, therefore, an evil fraud. But in the case of Missouri, even hard-core freedom advocates might grudgingly acknowledge an exception. Missouri's existing anti-victim laws are already so Hitlerian that even a slimebucket registration scam like CCW would be a marked improvement. As it is, Missourians might as well reside in England, where resistance of any sort to a violent criminal is all but considered the worse crime.
          And so it will remain. Rapists, muggers, thugs, buy your bus tickets. The "Show-Me State" has shown you hospitality.


Victor Milán -- "The distinction between rulers and ruled is as fundamental as the distinction between wolf and lamb -- diner and dinner." -- Uncle John Lucero, The War For America


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