When Ronald Reagan Embraced Gun Control
By Francis X. Clines, Oct. 8 2015 (LINK to article)
It is worth asking what America's gun culture tells us about America.
It tells us that America is not a nation, but a mercenary "patron state" deceitfully posing as a nation, in order to legitimise itself, its ruling elites and the immense power they wield and abuse, to their own personal advantage and that of favoured (especially wealthy) clients, at the expense of society at large.
When you are amongst members of your own tribe or nation, you don't need fire arms or arms of any description. You only need arms when you are amongst potential enemies, i.e. members of other tribes or nations.
Why has this not been recognised by the academics we look to as authorities in understanding society and the state?
Because they are privileged clients and employees of their respective "patron state" themselves, with a massive personal self-interest (subconscious more than conscious) in rationalising and defending its role, self-image (as a "nation") and ideologies (social, political, economic and racial, formerly religious), on which the American state bases its claim to moral and knowledgeable authority.
My own state, Britain, isn't a genuine nation either, but like America, a mercenary "patron state". We don't have a gun culture, but there is plenty of other evidence to support my claim. But British academics too are loath to criticise their "patron state" and employer.