“Victims” Sometimes By Decree, Sometimes By Choice

By John Farnam : Opinion

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“Victims” Sometimes By Decree, Sometimes By Choice
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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Of all tyrannies, one sincerely exercised for the ‘good’ of its victims is most oppressive. It is better to live under robber-barons than under omnipotent, pseudo-moral busybodies.” ~ CS Lewis

Manufacturing “Victims”

There is substantial political value in “victimization,” and liberals know it!

When people don’t voluntarily become victims, liberals, elected and appointed, are right there to create a new “victim class,” via official policy.

Who think of themselves as “victims” have no chance for a successful and rewarding life. The self-imposed “victim” label is permanent and is invariably characterized by an unchangeable, unproductive, exanimate, and short existence. Self-labeled “victims” are condemned to a miserable tenure of interminable excuse-making, avoidance of opportunity, and self-pity.

Democrats long-ago decided that a national strategy of manufacturing victims, and ever-expanding the “victim-class,” would keep them in power, forever.

Example:

“Artpark,” (located in Lewiston, NY and under the control of NYS Parks & Recreation) enforces the NYS Parks ban on all weapons, even when carried by off-duty LEOs. Artpark hosts open-air concerts. Off-duty cops would like to attend these concerts, armed, in case of a terrorist or active shooter.

Parks officials say “No.”

In fact, NYS Parks won’t even allow anyone (licensed or not, including off-duty LEOs) to carry any kind of gun in areas that are wild and remote.

Hiking in bear country? Lone female hiking and camping alone? NYS Parks says “No weapons of any kind”

Who don’t want to be victims, or audaciously refuse to be victims, are thus considered “enemies of the state” in liberal-dominated NYS. Fighting, in any form, is unthinkable and always “immoral!”

Non-victims thus have no access to the plethora of governmental largesse. Liberals will shower you with “benefits,” but only when you voluntarily enter “victim status,” and then promise to stay there, always with your hand out, irreversibly exchanging your personal dignity and individual magnificence for a pitiable dole!

The audacious, self-sufficient, enterprising, and armed need not apply. Far from being thanked, they are ever denigrated and violently hated for, among other things, failing to pay their “fair share.”

“Until one is personally invested, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless grand ideas and splendid plans:

The moment one irreversibly commits himself, Providence turns!

Helpful things come to pass, that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no one could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you do, or dare, begin it. In audacity there is genius, power and magic!” ~ on Goeth, by William Hutchinson Murray

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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hijinx60
hijinx60
4 years ago

Most people overlook the obvious .. You can’t legislate morality or sanity. The federal form when purchasing a firearm should include another question: Are you a Muslim or a Democrat? Automatic disqualification. That is my opinion.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

Our current victims by choice, the National Football League… enjoys incredible protection from the federal government. They have a limited anti-trust exemption which gives the NFL power to negotiate huge television deals. The exemption allows them to negotiate as one body on behalf of all teams. I think that it is time to revisit that advantage that no one else gets to have.

Viscount
Viscount
4 years ago

I grew up near ArtPark and I know many people who go there several times a year and truly enjoy themselves without thinking of themselves as victims. People who want to hike with guns have lots of other alternatives. In the decades since ArtPark has opened, I’m not aware of any incident where a visitor was injured and could have protected him or herself with a gun. The 50 people who were shot last night in Las Vegas: should they have all know better and brought rifles with scopes to defend themselves from a possible shooter on the 32nd floor?… Read more »

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
4 years ago
Reply to  Viscount

Viscount – perhaps the shooter’s wife should’ve said something to the authorities if she sensed he was getting nuttier every day. Hard to say now, unfortunately 50 people had to lose their lives. They were NOT victims by choice however! Using that as a rebuttal point is cheesy and I can’t wait to hear your take on background checks and Gun Control but you must ask yourself before you crawl up on that soapbox – does gun control really work?

Gun Control is a nice tight five shot grouping – and I practice regularly.

TexDan
TexDan
4 years ago
Reply to  Viscount

And so it begins…Freedom perhaps does consist of ordered Liberty, I don’t fully agree with that statement, I am more of the type that I choose Freedom no matter the cost. I don’t believe in being disarmed and being made into a sheep just due to a nut job shooting places up. There probably isn’t much anyone could have done on the ground as this scat of humanity shot from the 32nd floor at a huge group of humanity enjoying themselves. But, because of that, I should be fully disarmed? I say with a resounding “NO”. I do not want… Read more »

Bud
Bud
4 years ago
Reply to  Viscount

I still would not want to be the one exception of possibly being attacked and not be armed.

Marc Disabled Vet
Marc Disabled Vet
4 years ago
Reply to  Viscount

@visnut
The nutcase the other night was just that ! a nut case .
Your comment was ridiculous ! Nobody in their right mind ,
would take a rifle to a concert . Making light of such a tragic ,
event would tend to make people question your state of mind .

Bud
Bud
4 years ago

I make light of nothing. You totally misunderstood. I simply would rather be armed in any situation where the nut case might be. And no, you would not see me at a concert with a rifle.

Marc Disabled Vet
Marc Disabled Vet
4 years ago
Reply to  Bud

bud
no I was talking about the comment
from visanut not you, just a positioning problem
we cool !

erik
erik
4 years ago

a very secint and accurate argument in that it is always better to be armed and no one can or will protect you other than yourself period .what happened in las vagas could happen anywhere and this time the attacked took up an excellent position and it could have been a hell of a lot worse with a bit more planing on his part .no one can know the future nor what lurks in the heart of his fellow man .people should quite blaming the tool and look at the person .what was in his mind no one knows and… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Viscount

@Viscount, Why do socialist always look for somebody else to do something? Why not take responsibility for one’s own safety and not go into the kill zone?
It is profit convenient for businesses to attract lots of people into a small area at the same time. Lots of people in a small area at the same time is called a kill zone, a fire sack (Russian verbiage), a target rich environment, and the hot (disease transmission) zone. Maybe American business should take some self responsibility and not create these circumstances?

Bill
Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Viscount

Viscount, what are these many other alternatives?

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
4 years ago

Yes – play the victim is why we must constantly be vigilant against the libtard / Democrat / Socialists. They constantly try to pass laws that they claim are for the “public Good”. We all know they are lies cooked up to relieve us of our freedom and rights. I know someone in their 40’s that plays the victim all the time something doesn’t go the way they want it, they drag out every excuse from their childhood all the way to yesterday to try and explain away their failures. They fall under the class of Loser with a Capital… Read more »