Nanny State: May 2007

05 May 2007

Defenseless Victim Zones

Mass murder invariably gets the Victim Disarmament Lobby into a lather promoting safety through helplessness. The Virginia Tech shooting is no exception. A brief but honest look at how the world works, however, should convince any but the most craven cowards that there is not much safety in being as helpless as a newborn. Acts of senseless violence will never be stopped by simply declaring them illegal.

It is ironic to me that many of the same people who so adamantly oppose self-defense in the face of violence are the same who claim that boosting “self-esteem” is the highest goal of education. Once we’ve created people enthralled with their own individuality and inestimable worth how can it be that the lives of those people are not worth defending?

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