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Response to another comment about gun control

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This comment by “MoreSigmasThanYou” helps to explain things:

The level of disgust directed at “those people” (the wrong kind of whites) can get pretty crazy. How much have you paid attention to “signaling” and the emotional motivations for political decision making? Some of the rage and hatred is faked, and some of it is totally real. Usually, it’s a mix of both, and frequently it’s also mixed with other emotions.

I used to date a woman who was left of center politically. She had only touched a gun once in her life. While cleaning a friend’s apartment, she found what she thought was a toy gun. She picked it up, realized it wasn’t a toy, dropped it, and started crying.

She was not telling me this story to impress me. She told it to me matter-of-fact in response to me asking if she had ever touched a gun. She knew I was a gun owner, and had no reason to virtue signal to me that she hated or feared guns.

Pro-gun commenters have been concocting a ridiculous story about how gun control is a secret liberal plot to disarm the people so they can finally implement liberal policies like gay marriage and transgender bathroom rights. Oops, no one had to be disarmed to do any of that stuff, all liberals have ever needed to do to get their policies enacted is to vote enough liberals into office and onto the Supreme Court and use their control over Hollywood to brainwash the masses to support them.

Nope, gun control is about how educated liberals feel disgust towards guns, primarily see them as objects that dumb proles fetishize (and they are right about that too), and which cause unnecessary deaths because guns kill people so easily.

Meanwhile, we have right-wing types making very poor illogical arguments. They can’t just admit that they love guns and don’t have to justify owning them by concocting benefits for society. They can’t just say “I love guns so much, it’s too f-in bad that a few thousand people have to die each year because there are so many guns in society, but I love them so damn much that it’s worth the cost.”

One or two commenters argued that it’s a good thing that judges are afraid of an armed populace, but I see absolutely no benefit to society of judges being afraid of retribution from the mafia or criminal gangs.

Stop looking to the American Revolution as an event that has any relevance to the 21st century. The correct model for a nationalist revolution is Hungary, a country where only 1.3% of the population owns a gun. Not a single shot was fired, the people voted nationalists into office, and nationalists took over the newspapers and universities, all done peacefully and without any violence. We have the same power to do that in the United States.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 17, 2019 at EST am

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Response to a comment about gun control

with 101 comments

Commenter Antipodean Coward writes:

I think this is a good post by the Lion, and there’s no need to call the man senile!

Liberals aren’t afraid of guns because of the threat of armed insurrection – they just don’t like them and think they increase the murder rate. Likely they increase the suicide rate more than anything else, so reducing that is an added bonus.

Philosophically there’s some attraction to the idea that you should be able to take your own life, but when I think of my friends with mental illnesses etc and the impact of suicides on families I conclude that reducing suicide is good. If I saw someone about to jump off a bridge I’d try and talk them out of it.

Now in a dissident blog like this one we are well aware that guns aren’t the reason that the US has a much higher murder rate than Europe. But the revolutionary fantasy behind American gun culture isn’t really allowed by the current laws. For instance rocket propelled grenades would be much more effective for armed resistance but are not allowed. Also there is very little appetite for this kind of fight.

It would be much better if we could just focus on winning our main points against the elites rather than getting drawn into redneck causes that will make the right look bad to most voters (nearly all college educated women for starters).

Our main points are that the West is a net good, we don’t owe the world admission, HBD – other groups doing badly aren’t our fault, education can be expensive signalling and affordable family formation (less immigration, cheaper college, more building approvals and safe public schools which give a decent chance of admission to the upper class for high IQ students).

Thank you. But actually there are two reasons why the U.S. has a much higher murder rate than Europe:

1. 13.4% of our population is a high-violence ethnic group.

2. There are guns all over the place making it easier to murder someone. Even in states without that high-violence ethnic group, the murder rate is much higher than in Europe.

Of course, I agree that people who never interact with drug dealers or other types of criminals are quite unlikely to be murdered and are probably at least 10 times more likely to die in a car accident. Nevertheless, people worry about things they have no control over, and people think they can control cars because they drive them. Liberals say the same thing about conservatives worrying about terrorism. Even in 2001, there were more than 4 times as many murders in the country than people dying from terrorism. And if you look at the 20 year average, dying from terrorism is an extreme unlikely event.

And we see conservatives worrying about “home invasions” and needing a gun to protect themselves, even though the chance of dying in a “home invasion” is practically nil. There are approximately 100 burglary-related murders per year. Which is one-fifth of the approximately 500 accidental firearm deaths per year. Conservatives worrying about needing a gun to protect themselves from “home invasions” is even more stupid than liberals worrying about dying from random gun violence. You’re 300 times more likely to die in a car accident than in a “home invasion.”

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And going back to the issue of protection from the gummint, if people are too lazy, or too brainwashed by leftist media, to go to the voting booths and vote for nationalist politicians, then I don’t see guns being the answer.

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And going back to “home invasions”:

State-by-state statistics totally disprove the theory proposed by pro-gun people that gun ownership discourages “home invasions.”

State with the lowest burglary rate: New York

State with the third-lowest gun ownership rate: New York

New Mexico has the highest burglary rate, and also a very high gun ownership rate.

In Alaska, 61.7% own guns, highest in the nation, but the burglary rate is pretty high, 12th highest in the nation.

Sorry for pro-gun people who believe in this “home invasion” argument, but actual real-world statistics show that, at least within the United States, low gun ownership is correlated with FEWER “home invasions.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 16, 2019 at EST am

Posted in Crime

Another gun control post

with 146 comments

Need to write this to respond to stupid comments, even though this is preventing me from getting to why college is so expensive.

First of all, gun people tend to totally misunderstand the liberal point of view. Far-right gun nuts fantasize about using their guns to have an armed revolution against the evil gummint. Thus they imagine that liberals fear the same thing, while in fact liberals find the idea of an armed revolution absurd. Liberals just find guns disgusting, plus they have Europe-envy, and in Europe, except for maybe Switzerland and Iceland, the population hardly has any guns.

Armed revolution in the 21st century is a dumb idea anyway. ISIS’s guns are totally useless against American drones and helicopters. The real weapons people would need to have an armed revolution, like anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles, are all completely illegal.

People arguing for guns on the basis that gun ownership made sense in 1791 (when the U.S. was a frontier, there was a constant low-level war against hostile Indian tribes, and guns only fired a single shot) are just like liberals who argue for immigration because “we’re a nation of immigrants” and nonsense like that. Get with the times.

And once again, IT’S COMMON SENSE THAT FEWER GUNS MEANS FEWER GUN DEATHS. Ignoring suicides (I’m not so sure that people shouldn’t be allowed to take their own lives if they want to), gun deaths tend to happen because of stupidity, low future-time orientation, etc. It’s not smart people carefully planning how to murder someone. More like it’s two morons get into an argument, and one of them has a gun and uses it to “win” the argument. Sometimes the moron misses his intended target and hits someone else.

I also believe that merely owning guns causes some people to fetishize them and imagine how they might use them, and I think that leads to a lot of those stupid mass shootings. In other words, gun ownership causes people to want to be mass-shooters instead of merely just enabling would-be mass shooters.

Regarding other crimes that don’t involve guns, the purpose of gun control is to reduce gun deaths, and not to make people more honest or less criminally inclined. There’s a myth among gun nuts about how mass gun ownership is the only thing preventing a massive increase in “home invasions,” but there’s no evidence of a massive amount of burglaries in other first-world countries all of which have much lower gun ownership than the United States. For countries where statistics are available, the U.S. has typical burglary rates for a first-world nation.

What’s different about the United States is our massively high incarceration rate, which is probably reducing crime in the U.S. compared to other countries in the world. The U.S. incarceration rate is 655 per 100,000, the highest in the world, compared to only 140 in the United Kingdom and 75 in Germany. No doubt all crime levels would be a lot higher in the U.S. if we released 85% of our prisoners to make our incarceration rate equivalent to other first-world countries, because would-be criminals can’t commit crimes if they are locked up.

Most moderates support common-sense gun control. Restrict handguns (because people can carry them around and then use them when they get into a stupid argument), and guns with large clips that fire many bullets and thus enable mass shootings, but still allow reasonable guns for sport and hunting.

I would completely support Trump putting gun control on the bargaining table in order to get funding for the Wall plus other measures like E-Verify and visa entry-exit tracking.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 15, 2019 at EST am

Posted in Crime

Thousand Oaks gunman posted pro-gun-control message on social media

A Facebook post published to his account around the time of the attack said, “I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’.. or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening…,” a spokeswoman for the company confirmed.

I’m sure the same sort of people who think that a pizza restaurant in a SWPL part of DC was secretly trafficking in child sex slaves will say it’s a “deep state conspiracy.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 10, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime, Proles

Another mass shooting

Early eyewitness accounts suggested that the shooter, who may have dressed in all black with a large trench coat, threw a smoke grenade into the bar before opening fire with a handgun.

Sounds like beta-male rage. A white supremacist nutcase wouldn’t be wearing a black trench coat, and he would be using an AR-15 and not a handgun.

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There were some tweets about the shooter possibly being Middle Eastern, but I doubt that will pan out.

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Gunman was 29 years old, “heavily tattooed,” and drove his mother’s car. Definitely not Islamic terrorism. Religious Muslims believe that tattooing causes impurity and that tattoos were prohibited by the Prophet Muhammad.

If he drove his mother’s car because he doesn’t have his own car, that would make beta-male rage more likely. I’m not sure how the tattoos fit in with the typical profile of a beta-male-rager.

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David Ian Long, white male.

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Marine war veteran with PTSD (allegedly).

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I don’t think it’s beta-male rage. Ex-marine with tattoos, doesn’t sound very beta to me. It’s just regular rage.

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I categorize this shooting as “prole rage.”

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November 8, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime

Explosively bad news

If the guy sending out bombs turns out to be a white supremacist, then for years afterwards liberals will be smugly saying that “the real terrorists are white supremacists,” and it will be used as a further excuse to crack down on free speech and rights of assembly, and lead to FBI investigations of right-wing organizations. While at the same time it will be used as a rebuttal against immigration restriction, because the “real terrorists” are white people who were born here and not immigrants.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 24, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Crime

David Katz update

The father claimed she had diagnosed their sons with ‘affective disorders’, alleging: ‘Whether or not children suffer from an affective disorder is a matter to be determined by a mental health expert. There is no evidence that Elizabeth Katz is a mental health expert.’

In an affidavit on May 7, 2006, Richard Katz wrote: ‘David has informed me that he does not want to take the psychiatric drugs, they make him feel worse, and is making efforts to refuse them. I was unaware of David’s efforts to avoid taking these drugs until I was informed of them by David. I have not seen evidence of schizophrenia in David Katz.

‘Elizabeth Katz purchased medications for David after a single visit with the prescribing doctor, during which the doctor was given information that was not correct or significantly exaggerated.’

He continued: ‘I believe that Ms. Katz is not acting in the actual best interests of the children and that her conduct is inappropriate and suggestive of a possible mental disorder.

Consistent with my diagnosis that the mother had Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, presumably the “possible mental disorder” that David’s father mentioned in the court filing. But obviously the family court believed the mother.

A classmate who attended Glenelg, an independent middle school in Ellicott City, Maryland, revealed to that David Katz was picked on by other students. ‘I can tell you that he was bullied,’ the classmate, who did not wish to be named, said.

Most mass-shooters have that in their background.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 29, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime

David Katz: mentally ill or not?

This article has the most detailed explanation of Katz’s problems that I’m aware of.

Richard Katz, a NASA engineer, asserted that his ex-wife had “an obsession with using mental health professionals and in particular psychiatric drugs to perform the work that parents should naturally do.” He said she routinely gave false information to mental health care providers.

It’s possible that Katz’s problems can better be described as having an extreme high-N personality, but that’s not something that the mental health system currently believes in. However, I don’t know as much about Katz as I know about Elliot Rodger who was kind enough to leave behind a detailed autobiography.

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More here:

He also attended the University of Maryland previously, but was not a enrolled this semester, university President Wallace Loh said. He enrolled beginning in September 2014, and majored in environmental science and technology, a university spokesman said. He did not live on campus.

Natalie Gill, a former teaching assistant and graduate student at the University of Maryland, said Katz struggled and kept to himself when he was in her class in the fall of 2015. She said the picture of him going around online “with no smiling” reminded her of “how he looked all the time.”

“I knew the other students very well, but he did not open up the same way as the others did,” Gill, 27, said. “I pulled him aside and asked if there was anything I could do to help and he basically had no reaction to that.”

Sounds like social anxiety.

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I would say that the mother also has a high-N personality, but for her that didn’t manifest as extreme social anxiety, but she engaged in other neurotic behaviors like calling the police for trivial issues. Exaggerating her son’s mental problems sounds like a case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

If she couldn’t handle her son, and her ex-husband wanted custody, there was an obvious solution there that she refused to avail herself of.

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CNN also obtained police records that show 26 calls for service to the police from the Katz family home in Columbia, Maryland, from 1993 to 2009, for issues ranging from “mental illness” to domestic disputes. At least two of those calls involved Katz arguing with his mother, though none of the reports provided to CNN show any physical violence.

We see that the mother called the police for frivolous reasons (attention-seeking behavior). If she couldn’t handle her son, she could have let his father give it a try, but she never did that.

I’ve decided that I agree with the father, that the mother exaggerated the kid’s problems because she herself had mental problems, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, which did harm to the kid who might have turned out a lot more normal if his more mentally stable father had been able to parent him. Being subjected to mental health treatment he didn’t need may have, ironically, contributed to his depression and anxiety.

As for why the kid was so into video games, boys have a natural desire to compete with other boys for status. But the kid was too ectomorphic to compete in sports, and too shy for in-person socializing, so videogames were his only outlet.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 28, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime

David Katz

“Significant medical problems and healthcare needs” add to the mystery.

So far, I have heard nothing about Katz having a college degree or having any sort of career (other than playing videogames which he wasn’t making a living wage from doing even though he won $10,000 once). It’s strange that he would not have any college degree even though both of his parents are well educated. Did his mysterious health problems prevent him from having a normal life?

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August 27, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Crime

Beta-male rage in Jacksonville FL

Normally I wouldn’t jump to conclusions so quickly, but it was at a video-gaming tournament.

But why shoot up his fellow nerds?

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Another witness, Javaris Long, told the Tampa Bay Times that the suspect was “nerdy” and got mad because he lost, so he went to his car, got his gun, came back and “started blasting everybody.”

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UPDATE: I agree that David Katz is an ugly looking guy, plus very ectomorphic. That would undoubtedly cause him to be disgruntled because girls would reject him.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 26, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Crime

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