The Buzzards Drool Again

By L. Neil Smith

No, that’s not an eagle, it’s a BUZZARD

Attribute to _L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise_

The all-too-public reaction on the part of liberal Democrats and 
their vile collaborators in the “news” media, following the election and 
inauguration of Donald J. Trump, proves beyond any possible doubt that, 
for decades, this country has been in the hands of infantile, malignant 
hysterics whose “advice” is the last thing you’d ever want to follow in 
any crisis. While giving vandals, rioters, and terrorists a pass, they 
wail melodramatically (and with an ulterior motive) about incidents like 
last Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas.

And yet their actions are exactly analogous to those of the Las 
Vegas sniper and criminzals like him: they perch high up on Capitol 
Hill, waiting eagerly for an opportunity to launch one life-destroying 
item of legislation after another,  down onto innocent millions of 
Productive Class individuals below. Forget Thomas Nast’s donkey. The 
cartoon logo for the Party of the Left, Sam Francis’  “Evil Party”, 
should be a vulture.

Given _any_ current problem, be it social, economic, or otherwise, 
the one and only thing that liberal Democrats can ever think of doing is 
to take something away — anything: money, property, precious individual 
rights — from the Productive Class who pay their salaries and have made 
this nation possible. They destroy it or consume it greedily themselves. 
For my entire life, seventy years, liberal Democrats have been trying to 
take things away from me and from people like me. From people like you. 
Actual criminals, it develops, are much too hard to find and much too 
hard to catch. Liberal Democrat lawyers have made them almost impossible 
to prosecute. Why even bother, then, when _non-criminal_ individuals are 
so much easier to punish _en-mass_ for the evil deeds of a few?

This also brings to mind the demented assertion that our cars cause 
global warming and that you must be deprived of the transportation, 
freedom, and privacy that automobiles provide, in order to save a planet 
that doesn’t require saving, from a threat that is completely 
fraudulent. While Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio fill the skies with 
their thick black jet engine exhaust, you and I should pedal our 
bicycles. Ding ding!

     If President Donald J. Trump, who, when he was registered as a 
Democrat,  once championed gun control (more properly termed “victim 
disarmament”) long ago,  gives in to the pressure being put on him now 
by the Charles Schumers and the Elizabeth Warrens and the Gabby Giffords 
(her husband used to be an astronaut but now he’s just an ass.) of the 
disminded left, he can kiss his voter base — the genuinely useful 
people of America — goodbye. His promises to protect our Second 
Amendment rights were as important to his unexpected victory as his 
promise of a border wall, which he also appears to be welshing on.

Time will tell. As for the more collectivist party, to a subculture 
absolutely obsessed with controlling everyone and everything within 
sight, just the thought of individuals off the leash, owning and 
enjoying the physical means of securing their own independence, 
security, and privacy must be nightmarish. They have tried for decades,  
insulting the intelligence and sanity of those they burn to 
micro-manage, but the pathology is all theirs.

And what can be said of a political movement so thoroughly bent on 
disarming their own  population that they seem never to notice each time 
they mount an anti-gun campaign, ordinary people go out and buy an 
unprecedented volume of firearms, and their party loses thousands of 
voters. Where they could once credibly claim to represent and stand for 
the great middle classes of the American heartland, now all they have 
left is effete bicoastal Volvo-driving wine-and-cheese-nibblers and a 
horde of welfare parasites. Each time a party apparatchik calls for “gun 
control”, his party is committing another act of long, slow suicide.

In this age of street terrorism, those who would take your weapons 
away are trying to get you killed. They are your enemy, as much as any 
ISIS militant or North Korean myrmidon. Moreover, collective punishment 
is for incompetent Kindergarten teachers. Copy this essay, and my 
cyberpamphlet “Americans Have Obeyed Their Last Gun Law”  and spread 
them as far and wide among your friends — and your enemies — as you 
can. Liberty won a squeaker in 2016. It can win again now by shutting 
the hoplophobes and mass disciplinarians up for good.

 I didn’t want to do this ever again. I’ve probably written two 
million words on this subject. Second Amendment rights are the reason 
that I began write, directly in essays like this one, and braided 
not-so-subtly into my thirty-odd novels. I’m tired, now, and I want to 
write something else. Something nice, Something pretty. But it’s enough 
that the detestors of freedom, the enemies of liberty, understand 
clearly that I’ll willingly collapse over this keyboard and exhale my 
last breath on it, writing about the individual right to own and carry 
weapons if I have to.

 What can you do? Two things. Phone or write the White House — 
which may also be more open to electronic communication these days than 
it was during previous administrations — and tell the President’s 
flunkies to tell the Donald not to listen to the sleazoids and 
jibber-jabbers of the left. Tell them that you didn’t do anything wrong 
last Sunday and that you won’t tolerate being treated as if you did.  

That era is now over.


L. Neil Smith

Celebrated and award-winning author of over 30 books and countless shorter pieces, L. Neil Smith is available, at professional rates, to write articles and speeches for you or your organization, providing that our principles are compatible. Contact him at lneil@netzero.com.




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2 Responses to The Buzzards Drool Again

  1. William Hicks October 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

    BRAVO! well said.

    • William Hicks October 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

      To say that every gun owner is responsible for the act of a single person is equal to saying every driver is responsible for a single car accident.


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