13 Nov 17

“That nation is surest to live in peace, that is most capable of making war; and a man with a sword always by his side, shall have least occasion to make use of it.”

John Trenchard

The City of Chicago is about to pass yet another dubious milestone:

Six-hundred homicides this year alone, and we still have six weeks to go!

And, the above figure is far from revealing the whole story. The six-hundred bodies are just the ones that someone knows about. Bodies of other “missing” have never been found!

Of every six people reported shot (not including suicides and accidental, self-inflicted GSWs), only one ultimately dies.

Many non-fatal gunshot wounds (intentional and accidental) are never reported. In fact many, probably most, non-injury UDs (and more than a few intentional discharges) are never reported!

A popular media myth is that our nation’s current murder rate is reduced from previous years.

That may be technically true, but the reason is superior emergency medical care, which means wounds that would have surely been fatal thirty years ago, no longer are.

Another reason is that we have so many violent criminals incarcerated. So long as they’re locked-up, they can’t commit violent crimes (at least outside of prison). I don’t like the cost of incarceration any more than the next tax-payer, but it is money well spent!

In spite of the foregoing, murder rates in big metro areas, like Chicago, are still off the chart, as we see.

And, that’s exactly the way liberal politicians want it!

1) High rates of violent crime keep people frightened, and thus provide a convenient pretext for the continual, exponential growth of government, and thus the ability of leftist politicians and bureaucrats to lord it over people, which is what they live for!

2) High rates of violent crime provide liberal politicians with a continual reason to push for the banning of guns (from everyone but themselves). Helpless, dependant, perpetual “victims” are much easier “managed” than are proudly independent, self-reliant citizens.

3) Votes and other political support from “victims” are easily purchased and/or threatened out of them.

Thus, nearly every big-city mayor in the USA right now is a functional Communist, either openly (as in NYC), or for all practical purposes.

They’ve manipulated the system in order to keep themselves in power, forever!

In the interim, life-spans of “victims” is about the same as that for hostages.

“Given power over their fellow men, most discover within themselves evil impulses, of which they had been previously unaware.”

Arthur Custance