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The stray voltage of firearm fetishism


So the completely contained, non-Islamic, unserious and thoroughly JV organization known as ISIS just successfully shot up a Christmas Party in San Bernardino. If they couldn’t get the guns, (or the funding, or the pipe bombs, or the remote-control explosive devices…) they never would have killed anyone.

Clearly, the guns (not the ideology, not the total lack of seriousness about vetting immigrants to the US, not the complete inability and unwillingness of any diversity groups to assimilate the children of these immigrants after we let them in…). Ban all cars, bars and liquor, and we’d never have drunk driving wrecks either.

Excuse me while I’ll argue that not even Barack Obama is that reprehensibly stupid. If you thought his recent prime time address on how he wanted to solve terrorism by blaming gun owners was deliberately obtuse, than you should check your email in the coming days for your Kewpie Dolls. Why be deliberately obtuse? Because deliberate obtuseness, like the terrorism committed in San Bernardino, works like hell. His favorite Spin-Doctor, a master of his trade, David Plouffe, calls this bit of deliberate shiftiness The Stray Voltage Strategy.

The theory goes like this: Controversy sparks attention, attention provokes conversation, and conversation embeds previously unknown or marginalized ideas in the public consciousness. This happens, Plouffe theorizes, even when — and some­times especially when — the White House appears defensive, besieged, or off-guard. I first discovered and wrote about this in July of 2012.

We have a President who is unwilling, and ideologically unable to effectively stop a terrorist group that is now killing Americans inside our country. He cannot stop them from coming in without offending his donor class. He cannot profile them and ban specific profiles based upon likelihood of evil intentions without offending the multi-culturalism dogma that is at the bedrock of his political coalition.

He does have to do something about the problem. He unleashes the stray voltage of gun control to focus the public attention elsewhere. President Obama throws gun control out there and the dutiful scribes of The Cathedral dredge up their old storylines about Dylan Storm Roof. Obviously Robert Dear and Dylan Storm Roof are !NO DIFFERENT! than the Islamic Terrorists that shot up the silly, religious-themed holiday gathering in San Bernardino.

This Stray Voltage will be sent through the circuits of our idiot media until the batteries lose their charge. Just last week it was Global Warming, not Islam. According to our Prevaricator-In-Chief:

“If we let the world keep warming as fast as it is, and sea levels rising as fast as they are . . . then before long, we are going to have to devote more and more and more of our economic and military resources . . . to adapting to the various consequences of a changing planet.”

Let me explain the obvious despite our president’s strained efforts to prevent that from occurring. The terrorists are not gun nuts. They are not too stupid and ignorant to understand their own religion’s holy book. Nor are they crazy from the heat. They are rational, somewhat idealistic individuals who believe they can improve their lives and the futures of their people by killing you and taking their crap. Think of it as Manifest Destiny; however you translate that into Arabic. They are here on a mission and they put the crap in the toolbox that gets the job done.

Gun Control would stop these guys. The way Prohibition stopped Al Capone. It would stop them the way Cocaine Control stopped Tony Montana. It would amplify their effectiveness by placing them in target-rich environments. One thing I’ve noticed about mass-shooters; they are far more likely to strike the gun-free community centers than they are to target The Drunk Old Redneck Huntin’ Club. Gun Fetishism would prove to ISIS the same thing that The USA Patriot Act proved to AL Qaida: Terrorism works like hell.

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