Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gun Control and Thug Culture

The problem of gun violence, or indeed, violence period is the thug culture, which has been glamorized by Hollywood and the "music" industry.  Whether it is the television series Empire or Rap "songs" with misogynist lyrics extolling violence, the thug stereotypes are based in reality. Bob Owens, over at Bearing Arms has an article about it entitled Thug Culture Stereotypes are Rooted in Cold, Hard Facts. Those who believe in the thug culture, view the rest of society as their prey. These are the wolves. They roam among us, and seeming strike at random. Owens:
We’ve held time and again that thug culture is the single most recognizable source of criminal violence in this nation, because this subculture both justifies and popularizes violence as an acceptable way to get ahead in life. It is echoed in thug culture music, movies, and in daily interactions where they view their fellow human beings as prey, and themselves as predators.
Gun control supporters attempting to reclassify themselves as opponents to “gun violence” (as if other forms of criminal violence are acceptable) keep attempting to skate around the thorny issue of thug culture, but thug culture has an ugly way of refusing to go away when ignored.
Apparently the 3 men involved robbed and murdered another man in order to "flash cash" at a concert they were attending, in an effort to appear more affluent than they actually were. Don't have money? Steal it. Don't have a gun? Steal one. Going to prison? It just adds to your street cred, as they say, and you get an advanced degree in thug culture. Liberals would have us believe that these people are acting out of hopelessness. But in fact, it is intellectual laziness coupled with gross nihilism that is at the heart of thug culture. Thugs may never have read Schopenhauer or Nietzsche, but they have absorbed the lessons none the less.

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