Tag: gun control
Forgotten Roots of the Left:
Fichte’s Moral & Political Philosophy, Part III
1. Fichte on the Nature of the State
We began to explore Fichte’s political philosophy in the last installment, as expounded primarily in his 1796 work Foundations of Natural Right. It is a basic principle of Fichte’s philosophy that subjectivity, what he calls the “I,” must bring nature under the control of reason. (more…)
In a climate where politics has poisoned everything to the point where we all probably already have Stage 4 cancer from it and likely won’t even live to see the midterms in November, is it possible for a gunman to shoot and kill seven people from a rooftop at a July Fourth parade with absolutely no political motivation? (more…)
On Saturday, May 14th, 2022, Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man concerned with “the Great Replacement” of whites by non-whites, went to a place frequented by non-whites and started shooting. At this time, ten people are dead, most of them black. You can read his Manifesto here.
Before I go into my standard boilerplate article on such shooting sprees, I need to note several things. (more…)
Near-Greatness & Shenanigans: Bill Clinton & the Unwise Right
In tyrannies. . . to test the tyrant’s authority was to risk incarceration, torture, and death; in America’s democracy, by contrast, to contest the president’s authority was to win media attention, big book advances, posses of fellow-travelers, and lawyers such as Ken Starr crowding for business and prominence.
— Nigel Hamilton (more…)
Thousands of gun owners rallied in Richmond, Virginia on Martin Luther King Day to protest the state’s new gun laws.
This rally was one of the largest right-wing demonstrations in recent memory and effectively communicated citizen dissent against gun control. Nothing violent happened, bad optics were at a minimum (but goofy optics were aplenty), and conservative media lionized the demonstrators. Liberal journalists embarrassed themselves with their desire to portray the protests as a neo-Nazi revolt. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 243
Mass Shootings, Censorship, & Gun Control
Greg Johnson, John Morgan, and Frodi reconvene our roundtable to discuss the recent massacres in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy, California and the establishment’s differing reactions to them. (more…)
Conservatives Show Their True, Pathetic Colors After El Paso
“Crush White Nationalist evil!” is the conservative answer to the El Paso shooting.
The overwhelming majority of conservatives have called for the government to treat White Nationalism like Islamic terror. Logically, this would mean drone strikes against American Renaissance conferences. But the conservatives who advocate for this drastic action are self-aware enough not to go that far – they just want the government to censor speech they call racist.
The activism of the curiously well-covered David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has resulted in exactly what he wanted: the school is taking action, and will be requiring all students to carry clear backpacks come spring.
Hogg, however, didn’t realize that this was what he’d been asking for. Now he and his fellow students are complaining that the backpacks will violate their right to privacy. (more…)
White advocates should consider gun control. Now before the gentle reader sees red, blows his top, or goes about losing his religion, hear me out. Remember, by reading a “white supremacist” website one is already prone to broadmindedness in addressing social problems. (more…)
There are issues around which we rally, and then there are issues around which we let other people rally. And as long as these issues can coexist, alliances can be formed. I think that the Alt Right and gun rights advocates (whom I will collectively and symmetrically refer to as the Gun Right) have stumbled into such an alliance in the arena of American politics.
One of the many paths to power for alt-right ideas would be to control substantial elements of the federal government. This scenario has major limitations given the Constitution and the inertia that exists in the American system due to the nebulous divisions of sovereignty it imposes. (more…)