Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mamet: Hands Off My Gun


The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so.

Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.
‘In announcing his gun control proposals, President Obama said that he was not restricting Second Amendment rights, but allowing other constitutional rights to flourish.’
For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.”


  1. WOW! I thought The Daily Beast was a liberal rag. I'm surprised this was in there.

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan

    1. Me too. I remember after the 2008 election people who voted for Obama were even buying guns, because they said he was going to ban them! I really question their intelligence.:)