After English presenter (on CNN) Piers Morgan stirred the pot with his views on gun control, another (English speaking) prominent economist and European David McWilliams weighs in presenting what appears to be a logical argument for gun control.
Can you imagine if all the casual sociopaths that you knew in school, the sort of lads that you’d generally give a wide berth, could buy guns with the same ease as they buy Mars bars or laptops? Imagine if all the small time psychopathic drug dealers, not the big ones, but the two-bit lads starting out in their ascent of the criminal ladder, had assault rifles in the back of their pimped Honda Civics? Can you imagine how terrifying that Ireland on a Friday night would be?
Now consider that large sections of this imaginary Irish population thought that the best way to combat this gun epidemic was to provide more guns to more people so that we could all be ready for a gunfight at the drop of a Stetson?
Compare his comments with these from American (and fake Austrian economist) Lew Rockwell:
No sane person could possibly believe that that drugged-out little punk who murdered all those children in Connecticut would have even contemplated, let alone succeded, in doing what he did if there were two armed security guards at the entrance of that elementary school. All of the “mainstream media,” from Joe Scarborough and his fellow liberal cackling hens and crowing roosters on MSNBC, to the neocons at the New York Post, are either crazy or insidious liars and propagandists whose objective is to disarm the law-abiding civilian population. Totalitarian control is only possible in a disarmed society, as the Nazis and communists demonstrated in the twentieth century.
Global opinion sides with David McWilliams and this is important because the U.S. is the world’s biggest debtor-nation and relies on outsiders to finance its economy. The gun control issue alone is not going to sway foreign creditors to stop financing America, but it will add to the collective justification – along with the drones, the spying, the prison industrial complex, GMO, etc. etc. that eventually tips the balance of support away from buying U.S. treasuries by the world community. A growing consensus is emerging that the world has a moral responsibility to effect financial euthanasia of America and the day they pull the plug will happen in 2013.
Some more on Lew Rockwell
The Lew Rockwell gang, including Gary North and Tom Woods are worthless when it comes to engaging in intelligent debate. They will always be in the minority – and they express opinions that guarantee that they will always stay in the minority – knowing that they will never, ever have to accept responsibility for their words. They can make any senseless ‘Anarcho-capitalist’ argument they want to make – because they will never be in power. They will never be anything more than a few zipheads on the periphery pushing absurd ‘solutions’ without any chance of success. They are, by definition, a cult. They pull weak minded people into their circle but they will never achieve critical mass. Some ideas they push – borrowed from successful business people and entrepreneurs like myself – confuse some into thinking Lew’s gang is legitimate. Be warned that they are not and don’t waste too much time with them except for entertainment purposes (if you’re desperate).