I was cool with what he was saying until he got to the part about State Monopolies on the use of violence. I find it difficult to fathom how he could hear his father's story about not being able to stop the German soldiers and not make the connection with what the Nazi's did to the Jews and how they were able to implement it.
It also seems to me that he was of age when Castro, Mao, Pol Pot, and others murdered much of the population of their countries because the people had no way to protect themselves from the state monopoly on the use of violence. He should have studied what Stalin did when he was being trained, but seems to have forgotten all of that.
I think this video is a better representation of "Why the Gun", especially with what's going on in the legislatures on state and the Federal levels today.
I hear ya, "state monopoly on the use of violence " is the issue, why do good people cling to the belief that you can trust mommy to look after you, its not always true.
I always find it interesting when Americans have to list bad people, you seem to miss some of the worst,
My Bad People List Torkild Rieber, J. Stalin, Pol Pot, Tomas de Torquemada, Idi Amin Dada, Augusto Pinochet, Cheney : Rumsfeld, Himmler, Robespierre, Kissinger, Clinton, Its the snake in the grass ones I dispise the most,
And there are more that could be listed, but I generally stick to the ones from the age of when the news media showed less bias.
As best I can tell, they all start out promising sunshine and lollipops, but when they come to power, it's all reserved for them and a few boot lickers. They are all snakes in the grass, as far as I'm concerned.
So, you're not from the U. S, eh?
I spent a lot of time working in the US early to mid '80, love the place, had guns pulled on me twice, once out in "The Valley," (Ruger stainless Mini14) once in Cleveland, (snub nose 38.)
Not sure if we will be able to turn the ship around in time, there was a chance in 1850 and again 1936 but . . they have used the divide and conquer , game plan, and its worked, we have been conditioned to see everything as Two Sides, two parties, left and right, choose one or the other, otherwise your the traitor. The truth has been split down the middle, leaving half of us on one side of the river and half on the other side, With two sets of Elites who get to rule, and use us as cannon fodder, if they have a dummy spit, with each other. Now they are useing the weak and most vonorable (nice people) to fight the hardest for so called, gun control, because they believe its for the good,
Its the old "get on the train and we will take you somewere safe, away from the fighting, do it for the children"
When you (Founding Farthers) broke from Europe and Empire, to the New World the Americas it gave hope to the human race, but the Virus Greed came across the water, with a new discise and took the wealth of the Land, plus the Chaos of WW II, a sprinkel of CIA , and there flowered a Tree of Poison Fruit. What to do? prune it back and do some of that tree grafting? Invent a antidote for the poison, no wait, we got that already "take the medication and go back to bed " ? ?