After the slaying of children in a kindergarten in Connecticut, there are calls for gun control and a focus on the violence in the society. But private gun are so far from the leading cause of death
in the US and violence by individuals with small weapons no comparison to the horrifying weapons used by the US, including against children, that the proportionality calls out for attention. The destructiveness of military weapons is so stark as to make one wonder why those calling for gun control are not first and foremost demanding a ban on these weapons instead. In that stunning disproportional logic and the silence around any call for bans on massively deadly military weapons, one wonders what is the real driver of gun control in the US and whether it isn’t in fact driven by the same forces that pushed through the NDAA and the Patriot Act, removing most of the amendments of the Constitution, leaving the 2nd amendment standing as te people’s obstacle to utter power over every citizen in the US.One hears Gandhi’s comment on holding onto private weapons as a warning.
“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”
– Mahatma Gandhi (An Autobiography OR The story of my experiments with truth, by M.K. Gandhi)
As the whole country is deploring the violence against the children in Connecticut, it might benefit us all to remember that the Amish, faced with a similar loss of its young children, met violence in a way that transformed it into a moment of transcendence. The Amish forgave. “One just simple thing that the whole world got to see was this simple message of forgiveness. …. because the Amish can express that forgiveness, and because they hold no grudges, they are better able to concentrate on the work of their own healing.”
So, we are left with series of problems with the great push for private gun control:
1. It oddly ignores a reality that the number of deaths from cars and most especially pharmaceutical drugs (which may themselves be the trigger for the use of guns) far outstrip the deaths from private arms, instead creating a fear that is unwarranted and severely disproportional to greater threats.
In 1999, there were 28,874 gun-related deaths
in the United States
…. Of those, more than half were from suicide
, which means that less than 14,000 people a year die from gun violence as we tend to think of it.”There were an estimated 6,289,000 car accidents in the US in 1999. There were about 3.4 million injuries and 41,611 people killed in auto accidents
“The Democratic Party does not point to 41,000+ deaths a year from cars as cause to ban them nor suggest that just in owning them, a person should be thought of as violent, criminal or racist.
“More than 100,000 people a year die
from the pharmaceutical industry’s prescription drugs (Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998), far
exceeding the number of people killed by car and guns. 2.4 times as many people die from drugs as die from car accidents … “
2. It puts control over small weapons that are not even a leader killer in the US, known for its violence, ahead of large weapons which threaten the world with war, and thus are horrifying in their impact on children, – nuclear weapons, drones, depleted uranium, land mines, rockets, etc.
US drones killed 178 children
in Pakistan and Yemen. So, where are the calls to stop US violence and remove drones from the US military?The killing of children is even defended
.US depleted uranium
is creating severe birth defects in babies and cancers in children in Iraq. Where are the calls to stop this grotesque US violence against children using weapons (or mass destruction)?
3. It violates the 2nd Amendment which is especially crucial at this moment in US history when the government is stripping away Constitutional protections for all citizens, through the Patriot Act, the NDAA, the pandemic laws that allow for the forcing of untested and unknown vaccines on the public, exactly what the Nazis did during WWII, the same pharmaceutical industry that George Bush relied on in office.
“The pharmaceutical departments of the IG Farben cartel used the victims of the concentration camps in their own way: thousands of them died during human experiments such as the testing of new and unknown vaccines.” http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/PHARMACEUTICAL_BUSINESS/history_of_the_pharmaceutical_industry.htm
4. Number 3, above, indicates there is yet another form of weapon that gun control advocates are silent about – bioweapons in the form of vaccines. The US has used such weapons on its own military and it even affected their children.
“The “exposures” in Kuwait and Iraq and the chronic infections picked up by our troops just didn’t “happen” like a flu infection. These men and women were actually “bombed” and “sprayed” with a chemical and biological soup from missiles and sprayers unleashed by Saddam Hussein’s forces. They were also inoculated during their deployment with questionable vaccines. What makes this even more horrific…in the soup of vaccines and environmental exposures were biological agents not created by some mad Iraqi scientist or some rogue ex-Soviet scientist hired by Saddam as part of his “Weapons of Mass Destruction” arsenal.”No. This deadly soup was actually created in the United States by our own scientists; some of whom were trained by the “Operation Paperclip” scientists brought back from Nazi Germany after World War II. And it was tested in our own prisons using unsuspecting prisoners long before the first Gulf War.” http://www.projectdaylily.com/book.htm
As gun control advocates express horror at what has happened to the children in Connecticut, they might want to rethink their definition of weapons harm children, that since 30% of children of Gulf War vets are born with severe deformities:
“And unfortunately, the suffering is not limited to vets. Reed West, daughter of Gulf veteran Dennis West from Waynesboro, Mississippi, was born prematurely with collapsed lungs and a faulty immune system. Joshua Miller, the son of veteran Aimee Miller, constantly suffers from strange colds, pneumonia, and high fevers. There are many more cases, including children who are dying of heart defects, liver diseases, and other rare disorders. It’s been estimated that 30 percent of Gulf War veterans’ babies are born with deformities; this is ten times higher than the number of birth defects one would expect to find in the general population. In Waynesboro, Mississippi, the site of the National Guard quartermaster’s corps, 13 out of 15 children born to Gulf veterans suffer from serious disorders. Infant mortality rates have dramatically escalated in four counties in Kentucky and Tennessee, where the Army’s 101st Airborne Division is based, in three counties in Georgia, where the Army’s 197th Infantry Division is located, and at Ft. Hood, in Texas.  According to Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, a molecular toxicologist at the University of Maryland, men pass toxic chemicals on to their unborn children through their semen. A whole new generation is being affected by Gulf War Syndrome. ” http://www.vaccineinitiative.org/?p=332
And there is evidence to indicate that vaccines are responsible for SIDS, in which case they are routinely killing infants in large numbers, and the government is hiding the data.
5. And it turns a blind eye to the fact that immediately following the removal of small arms from populations,f there is a history o government controlled genocidal slaughter of their own populations. Was Germany’s children safe from harm because Hitler ordered gun control?
“Here’s a short list of government mass murder
carried out throughout history, almost always immediately following the disarmament of the public (and usually involving staged false flag
events to justify the disarmament):50+ million dead: Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50)
12+ million dead: Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) – concentration camps, civilian deaths and dead Russian POWs
8+ million dead: Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886-1908)
6+ million dead: Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39)
5+ million dead: Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44)
2+ million dead: Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915-22)
1.7 million dead: Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79)
1.6 million dead: Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94)
million dead: Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78)
1 million dead: Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970)
900,000 dead: Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982)
800,000 dead: Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994)
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6. Finally, the gun control advocates are silent on the reality that armed attacks can be and have been staged
and if the aim is the removal of arms from the American people for utter control over the population already threatened by the NDAA and a president claiming the right to assassinate citizens without a trial, there is a great deal at stake. The slaughter of small children would certainly create an environment that might be conducive to introducing legislation to overturn the Gandhi-valued protection of the 2nd amendment.
So what do people and organizations do that genuinely abhor violence and are devastated by the slaughter of children in Connecticut, and yet recognize the peril of removing weapons from people, especially as the government has removed the most fundamental rights of Americans?
They can demand that the greatest of threats to our children and children in the world – wars – be ended. The weapons of mass destruction from biologic weapons of every sort (including DNA-altering GMO vaccines
created by the bankers/pharmaceutical industry involved in WWII, and GMO crops that do not qualify as food
but literally as bioweapons), to nuclear weapons, depleted uranium, chemical weapons, drones, landmines, etc.must be the weapons the country puts its attention on, not private weapons. If the country must do something here, it should be to investigate the drugs that are killing so many people and leading others to kill from psychotic rage.
The country can come together behind Gandhi’s warning, deciding solidly now that it will not let go of the 2nd amendment. And it can honor the little children who died in Connecticut, by remaining peaceful, refusing to hate or to fear, and demanding – a long with people around the world – that the US government finally sign international treaties seeking to ban weapons of mass destruction.
In the name of the children who died in Connecticut and of children everywhere, it is time to demand that the US wars which have dragged on into the longest wars in US history, come to an end. Let our soldiers come home to their own children and families in the rest of the world no longer fear our government’s extreme violence.
Let our hearts bring peace, at the season of love and peace. Let us all come together to save children from the worse violence in the world – war.