2 July 19
“Voting, we might even say, is the next-to-last refuge of the politically impotent.
The very last refuge is, of course, giving your opinion to a pollster, who will get a version of it through a desiccated question, and then submerge it in a Niagara of similar opinions, and convert them into,
Another piece of ‘news.’
Thus we have here a ‘Great Loop of Impotence:’
Pollsters extract from you a variety of opinions, about which you can do nothing, except to offer them as more ‘news,’
… about which you can do nothing.”
Neil Postman, from “Amusing Ourselves to Death”
“Sticking-it” to law-abiding gun-owners and others who don’t vote for leftists!
When liberal politicians in New Zealand fulfilled a long-standing aspiration in April of this year by instituting a nationwide ban on all autoloading firearms, all is the wake of the mosque shooting in the City of Christchurch on 15 Mar, it was heralded by hyper-ventilating socialists, Marxists, liberal Democrats, and all other leftist groups around the world as “an example of decisive collective action” that would eventually lead to the complete elimination of the private ownership of guns- the wet dream of all leftists!
Momentum has since began to stammer!
Leftist advocates, who dishonestly claimed they only wanted to ban “military rifles,” have now been shown to be liars!
The actual legislation bans all autoloading guns.
Phoney polls indicating that New Zealanders would cheerfully, even enthusiastically, “turn-in” their guns have proved false!
So far, the number of guns voluntarily surrendered is fewer than seven hundred!
Gun-owners are pushing back. The legislation is being challenged!
The predictable arrogant leftist response is to threaten honest, law-abiding New Zealanders with even “harsher measures.”
A laughable “buy-back” program “compensates” gun-owners for their confiscated property at a pittance of its value. A “deadline” has been set at 20 Dec of this year. That it will be extended is a forgone conclusion!
The government sheepishly admits between one and two million guns, now banned from private possession are impossible to trace, and that many, probably most, will never be turned-in and that a pugnacious black market has already emerged and is growing.
Ammunition hoarding has been reported throughout the nation.
Honest and decent New Zealanders, like residents of Venezuela and Portland, OR, unable to rely on police for protection, will now turn to the black market to acquire guns they need to keep from being murdered by armed and violent criminals!
This always happens when gun-bans are instituted by arrogant leftists, who hypocritically insure gun-bans they impose on innocent citizens never apply to them!
New Zealanders, nervously awaiting the “knock on the door at midnight,” are suddenly repeating the refrain often heard over here:
“When the government doesn’t trust me with my guns, should I trust them with theirs?”