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Monday, June 13, 2016

Do you really want to live in a society that is in a state of perpetual standoff?

If you think you need a gun to prevent a tyrannical government takeover, I’ve got a newsflash for you: the government has already taken over. America was built on the illusion of freedom. This was done intentionally, because a truly free society would be anarchy by definition. So, it is impossible to have both a government and total freedom. We have dribbles of freedom, including the right to bear arms, which all feed the thing inside of us that keeps the illusion alive. I don’t think this is a bad thing, because people, for the most part, need rules, and they, for the most part, need something to hope for. I think this is what the founding fathers had in mind.

If you think owning an assault rifle capable of mass killing is integral to keeping the fabric of society intact, then your end game is literally to kill people who disagree with you. How is your ability to overthrow a government (killing innocent people) not tyranny in itself? And once the government is overthrown, who will be in charge? You? That’s fine, but what else is on your platform besides “I need guns because other people have guns”? Do you really want to live in a society that is in a state of perpetual standoff?

The only weapon that works against tyranny is love.

Laugh all you want. Killing begets killing, and the only way out of the vicious cycle is to break the chain.

Legislature to regulate guns is not tyranny. Threatening actual people with actual guns to overthrow a system you find unnecessary is tyranny.

Getting money out of politics, including the gun lobby, isn’t tyranny. Blindly supporting an organization that wants to keep money in politics, and therefore limit our freedoms under the guise of expanding them, is tyranny.

Nothing is as it seems. Keep the people you love close, and try to accept their differences. Don’t read articles online. Don’t argue with people on Facebook. Don’t post pictures of you holding guns, or any flag, or any divisive symbols. If you are religious, take comfort in it, but don’t impose your beliefs on anyone else. If you are not religious, take comfort in it, but don’t impose your beliefs on anyone else.

You are a person, not an idea, a statistic, or a tool.

Just.. try to be decent to your fellow creatures inhabiting this ball of rock hurtling through space towards an imminent crash landing in a ball of fire.