Sipsey Street Irregulars links us to an essay by Eric Peters, telling us something we (sadly) already knew:
Emasculation as Policy
And there it is. The crux of all this gun control, drug control, food control, mind control, privacy control, people control! THEY want to emasculate you to the point you go to them hat-in-hand, begging to be taken care of. Assuming you survive up to this point.
Because, of course, they have no duty to care for you.
And, while you’re fighting in the streets for a scrap of bread, or an aspirin, or potable water, THEY are living in their manses, being attended to by manservants higher up the food chain. Living off of you, and whatever is left of your former ‘immorally-gotten’ largesse.
Provided to them by you in the form of overt taxation and being forced to purchase something you never wanted in the first place!
Class Warfare, my friends. This religion of control is fueled by class warfare.
(GEEZ, I’m beginning to sound like some kind of neo-libertarian-anarchist, aren’t I?)
Or just another tired citizen of the Republic, tired of being ‘controlled’ by the force of government. Forced or nudged into places I’d rather not choose to go. Because they think they know better, don’t ya see?
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C. S. Lewis