By Dan Roberts
Trenton, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Anyone that’s had a High School or College reading assignment over the last 40 years has more then likely read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm“.
And even those few that have not read the book at some point in their lives is most certainly aware of the most famous quote from the book, “All Animals are Equal, but some Animals are more equal then others”.
For those few remaining people who are not familiar with the premise of the book and have never heard the quote, the story describes what happens when a select group of animals take over a farm under noble pretenses and then slowly proceed to be corrupted by the power they have acquired and create special laws for themselves and others like them, while insisting what they are doing is in all the animals best interest and for the benefit of their overall society.
Anyone that reads through a quick synopsis of the book, such as is found on Wikipedia; should readily realize the frightening parallels between whats related in the book and the manner in which NJ Law, the NJ Legislature and Law Enforcement Community treat the matter of firearms, their owners and the Second Amendment.
So, lets take a look and examine the examples.
The novel addresses theme’s such as the corruption of leaders but also how wickedness, indifference, ignorance, greed and myopia corrupt the entire system of governance.
That passage alone succinctly describes the daily goings on in a “business as usual” sense under the Golden Dome in Trenton. Recall, we are only a few short years removed from the largest bust of corrupt government officials in State History.
Two central characters in the book are ” Snowball ” and “Napoleon“, two piglets who grow up and eventually assume leadership positions on the Farm and over its residents, rewriting history in the process and creating various scapegoats for their failures of policy.
Sounds an awful lot like what NJ Residents always hear from the Legislature and Police Spokespersons and assorted Media outlets with regard to violent crime and firearms.
Napoleon ( The NJ Legislature) continues to consolidate ever more power and exert increasing control and rules for the rest of the residents of the Farm, whilst reserving privileges for himself and his supporters. A carbon copy of the last 40 plus years with which the Legislature and Law Enforcement have treated firearms carry permits and the right of Self Defense.
The animals (NJ residents), remain convinced that they are better off than they were when under the old system. Squealer ( another central character and ” mouth piece ” for the policies enacted by Napoleon) abuses the animals’ poor memories and invents numbers to show their improvement.Squealer manipulates the language to excuse, justify, and extol all of Napoleon’s actions. Often attempting to confuse and disorient the animals, Squealer will make erroneous claims, like that the pigs need extra luxury in order to function properly. However, when questions persist, he usually uses the threat of the return of Mr Jones to justify the pigs’ privileges. Squealer uses statistics to convince the animals that their life is exponentially improving.
Most of the animals, (like the Sheeple) having only dim memories of life before and are easily convinced.
Another striking example of everyday life in New Jersey, where the Legislature, Police and Media ardently support the idea that the Citizenry is better off not allowing law abiding Citizens to carry firearms for self defense in public. Despite the fact that recent Uniform Crime Reports from the New Jersey State Police tell us that less then 50 percent of rapes annually are ever solved, let alone the number of violent assaults. And other crimes committed against innocent people, never result in the apprehension, let alone conviction of the assailant
Several New Jersey’s Cities are routinely listed in the Top Ten most violent in the Nation, with Camden NJ reliably finishing in the Top Five with disturbing regularity.
One of the worst kept secrets in the State is that, inspite of the fact that technically speaking, NJ is considered a “May Issue” State. However,because of the impossible to meet standard of “justifiable need” in the statutes and the wholly subjective way in which this standard is defined, on a case by case basis by various Superior Court Judges; it is for all intents and purposes a practical impossibility for an average law abiding Citizen to ever meet such a standard.
But, if you know the right people, your famous, make the right donations to the right causes (political campaigns or candidates ) or your a retired Police Officer or other Law Enforcement Official, for those “Only Ones” acquiring a Carry Permit is all but assured.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal then others” isn’t just a famous quote from a book written 70 years ago. Orwell was eerily prescient in his writing, this philosophy is actively practiced on a daily basis in the State of New Jersey when it comes to firearms and the right to Self Defense.
It is inexcusable, a National embarrassment, and its long over due to be changed.
More articles, commentary and information by Dan Roberts available at That Every Man Be Armed.com