his goal for The American People
This is how the Nudge works:
1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia:
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did.
But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”
American Digest [RTWT]
You see what that says right there? “Proudly Gun Free” + “Against Senseless Violence”
The sense of it is that if you are *not* Gun Free, you are not against “Senseless Violence” nor ought you be “Proud”.
You should be ashamed of having guns as you are, therefore, assumed not to be Against Senseless Violence.
Silly? Yes. It starts with the Kool-Aide drinkers and hipster doosh-tools – but the pressure on the “low-information voter” neighbor becomes more and more intense. And a kind of cascade of PC happens. Used to work in favor of Civilization when neighbors shamed those who stole or adulterered or otherwise behaved in ways that tore at the Social Contract of Civilization. It is thus that the Alinskyites are using our own methodologies against us.
As we must use them in return. How about a sign that says, “Proud Gun Owner Prepared to Defend My Family Against Senseless Gun Violence”? [when seconds count, police are half an hour away]
I’m sure you can do better than that….
Aside: Interesting qualifier they have there; “Senseless” Violence. Somehow means that they are in favor of “Sensible” or “Reasoned” Violence. I wonder what shape that could take….