In the wake of the tragic Newton School Massacre the gun grabbers are in the forefront of America’s news media again. This always happens whenever there’s a shooting that viscerally impacts the Middle Class’ sensibilities. Immediately after any such a tragedy various Liberal and Progressive elements start calling for sundry forms of bans upon weapons and ammunition in an attempt at supposedly mitigating gun violence in America.
Americans, of course, are at least equally invested in mitigating gun violence in America. Their chosen means of doing so just radically differ from those of the Liberal and Progressives. Both schools of thought, however, are horribly flawed insofar as probable long-term effectiveness are concerned.
Perhaps a truly utilitarian approach is needed in these circumstances, one that actually addresses gun violence in America.
The rare but well-publicized spree killings aside, you cannot truly address gun violence in America without addressing the “Black Community.” Hence, that is where any real, pragmatic efforts need to be focused and enacted. Any other measures are absolutely assured of failure.
It’s a simple fact that Blacks make up only 12 – 13% of the US population but account for 56.4%% of the murderers who used firearms to kill in the country and 50.9% of the victims of murderers who used firearms.
The above statistics are an aggregate of homicides between 1976-2005 and quite clearly show where the problem is and what demographic is consistently and disproportionately to their numbers causing it. They also clearly show that, if one wants to dramatically reduce homicides in general and firearm-related homicides in specific, then we have to address the problem of the “Black Community” instead of firearms.
If we took the utilitarian approach and exterminated, enslaved, sequestered, or exiled the Blacks, we’d immediately reduce homicides, especially firearm-related ones, by over 50%. Other crime statistics, unemployment numbers, and poverty rates would drop in similar manner.
If the wholesale remove of the Blacks from America is too extreme, given that many Blacks pose no threat to themselves or others, we could just exterminate, enslave, sequester, or exile the “scary looking” Blacks. This, while having a lesser salutary effect upon homicide statistics, would likely address the worst parts of the situation and eliminate the worst of the homicides.
An even less extreme methodology would be to simply sterilize, i.e., geld, all the Black males in America. While this wouldn’t address the problem in our times it would ensure that our children and our children’s children would not have to contend with the homicide statistics that our generation has to deal with.
NOTE: I’m not being sexist. It is simply that, as veterinary medicine has proven, neutering males is far cheaper and safer than spaying females.
Any of the above measures would curtail American homicides, especially firearm-related homicides, far more effectively and surely than any other measures that could be considered. That’s the primary advantage of the utilitarian approach; it’s results oriented and solely focused on providing the greatest good to greatest number of people.
Nor can there be any valid Constitutional argument against the extermination, enslavement, sequestration, or exile of the Blacks, in whole or in part. Our Founding Fathers and our later forbears never envisioned what the state of America would be with free Black population of any size living within her borders. The Constitution was designed as a “living document” to be amended and revised to reflect the changing circumstances of the country.
Right now some Liberal’s and/or stupid Black’s head is coming close to exploding because of this post. Allow me to add to their apoplexy in the hopes that one or more of the will stroke out:
Your precious Obama is Black and very much not exempt from these suggestions!
There. That should do it. If nothing else, the froth coming from their mouths will mess up their keyboards and take them offline for a while, giving Americans a brief respite from them. 😆
The more somewhat more erudite among us will realize that my Modest Proposal was delivered in the style of- and was an homage to Dr. Jonathan Swift’s 1729 satirical essay, “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick” which suggested that impoverished Irish, the bulk of the Irish at that time, might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich people.
My post, much as Dr. Swift’s essay, is filled with absolute truths that cannot be gainsaid by rational people and, again in similarity to Dr. Swift, I have presented a purely utilitarian solution to the problem being addressed.
Again like Dr. Swift, though I do not in any way, shape, or form present myself as being in his august league as writer, moralist, or theologian, I understand that men and women of good character are not driven by purely utilitarian ethics. A deontological view that holds that some things are just objectively wrong and evil forms the core of our beings.
Sadly, the gun grabbers among the Liberals and Progressives are very much not men and women of good character. They’re eager, not merely willing, to trammel the constitutionally enumerated right of Americans to never have their right to keep arms not merely to be curtailed but to be infringed upon in order to achieve the specific goal of reducing gun-related violence in America.
NOTE: In pleasant news, gun-grabbers now only make up a declining subset of the Liberals and Progressives. Many of them have realized this particular failure of thought.
Worse by far is the sad fact that, while objectively evil in the extreme, my satirical suggestion to exterminate, enslave, sequester, or exile all or some of the Blacks in America would achieve the goals I stated in this post whereas the gun-grabbers’ ideas, as currently presented, can and will never bear the fruit they long for. It’s both sad and maddening that the gun-grabbers’ endorsed methodologies would destroy Americans’ basic rights without achieving any societal benefit at large.
It’s somewhat humorous that the gun-grabbers among the Liberals and Progressives “cherry pick” among the rights of Man and which of those they will a address in an utilitarian manner vs. which of those – and which races they apply those rights to – they will a address in deontological manner. It is both sad and maddening that the gun-grabbers chosen methodologies would destroy Americans’ basic rights without achieving their desired and laudable goals.
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