What if I told you that the Left is not anti-gun? What if I told you that they couldn’t care less about your guns? What if I went even further and told you that not only does the Left not hate your guns, but that they don’t hate any other weapons either?
“Alex, this is nonsense! Of course the Left hates guns! Don’t you see how the 2nd Amendment is under attack these days?”
This is true - the 2nd Amendment is under attack. It has been under attack for some time. But what if I told you that what the left really believes is far more sinister and diabolical? It’s time to reveal what the Left truly hates …
In this article, I’m going to tell you three things:
Let’s dive in!
I submit to you, that the Left hides and conceals what they really believe behind terms like “gun”, “weapons of war”, “assault weapons”, “military-style weapons”, and other such monikers. These are not the things they truly hate. Here is what the Left truly hates:
YOUR ABILITY TO PROTECT YOURSELF
I submit to you, that the left isn’t anti-gun, they are anti-self-protection. They don’t hate guns, they hate your ability to protect yourself.
The big question here is, why? How on earth could anyone be anti-self-protection? How does that even make sense? I’ll tell you why - your ability to protect yourself is a painful affront to some of their most basic beliefs about the world. Your ability to protect yourself condemns fundamental presuppositions of their entire worldview. The dogmas of the Leftist religion and theology are contradicted by your ability (and need) to protect yourself. These contradictions cannot be tolerated, so they lash out and say that they “hate guns”, “assault weapons”, etc.
They lack the honesty to admit what they really hate (or they have never examined what they truly hate) so they say things like, “we need common sense gun reform”, when what they really mean is “we need common sense self-protection reform.”
But again, why are they anti-self-protection? It doesn’t seem like something anyone could be against. As I said, they are anti-self protection because your ability to protect yourself exposes shatters, and condemns two fundamental presuppositions of the Leftist worldview. It violates two, key dogmas of Leftist religion and theology. Here are those presuppositions/beliefs:
Why do Leftists believe this? Because they tend to be cultural marxists and social constructionists who make a living denying human nature. They truly believe that man is inherently good and all that is required to make him perfect is the perfect social conditioning and environment. If we can get that just right, so the theory goes, we can create utopia - peace on earth. The only problem with this theory is that it is utterly false and completely rejects human nature.
Anyone who has ever raised children has seen firsthand that man is not inherently good, he is inherently evil. You don’t need to teach your children how to lie, bite each other, slap each other, or take things that don’t belong to them. You spend the majority of your time teaching how and why to be good. The Left denies this reality. More on the Left’s denial of reality a little later...
Tied up in this dogma however is another core dogma of leftist theology:
This is a FIRMLY held dogma of leftist theology. Sadly, they get quite angry when you point out that it has no basis in truth or fact. Your ability to protect yourself violates this dogma because it means you are not beholden to the almighty “god” of government.
Why do they want you beholden to the government, their god? Because then you will be forced to accept their other dogmas, beliefs and social engineering. If you can protect yourself because you have the will, skill and weaponry to do so, you might reject their social engineering and policies if you don’t like them. Your ability to protect yourself means you are not beholden to the state for safety, security and peace. They hate this.
They want everyone to be a slave of the system because they firmly believe that only by enslaving the masses can they create utopia. Only if you and your family follows “god” - the government/state - will peace on earth be achieved. Your ability to protect yourself forces them to confront the reality that not everyone wants or needs their “god” of government to be moral and righteous human beings. They hate the fact that people like you even exist. Why can’t you just be a good little slave and trust “god” to take care of you?
If you need to protect yourself from criminals, government, or any other person, it shows that man is not inherently good. Public massacres in particular, perpetrated on people who the attacker doesn’t even know, exposes their belief most acutely. Why would someone murder a bunch of people he doesn’t even know? That is pretty evil. All you need to know is that the murderer didn’t commit his act because he is evil; he committed murder because the social conditioning and environment he was subjected to were not optimal and the state has the remedy to fix that - you don’t.
This brings us to our third and final dogma of Leftist theology:
The reason they don’t come right out and say this is because it exposes them for what they really are - elitists who want to shape the world according to their vision. You are fodder to them and you are greater fodder if you don’t believe in their moral superiority and if you don’t blindly trust them to take care of you. Your ability to protect yourself confronts them with the reality that they cannot simply do with you as they please. This infuriates them - Because they know what is best for you; you are just too stupid to realize it. They want nothing more than to be able to use the state as a tool to mold you according to how they see fit. Your ability to protect yourself stops them from accomplishing this and this is what they truly hate.
How did we get here?
How has the Left been able to fool so many into thinking they are anti-gun when they are actually anti-self-protection? Well, as it is with all things, language shapes our reality. One thing the Left is extremely good at is setting up the terms and definitions by which everyone else then argues and debates about. If they can get us arguing and debating about things that are not truly at the heart of the issue, they win by default. We spend all our energy fighting ghosts and meanwhile, in the shadows, they make progress on the real issue.
I submit to you that “Gun-Control” is precisely such a misdirection. Why do you think they push for “gun-control” instead of “Self-Protection control”? Because it’s easier to justify the former than the latter. It takes the focus off the real issue. Think about it: guns don’t need controlling, they are inanimate objects. PEOPLE need controlling. They have free will and agency - a gun does not. They are not anti-gun, they are anti-self-protection. Do you see it now?
They do not believe you should have the right to protect yourself from anything - run of the mill muggers or a tyrannical government. Your ability to protect yourself with weapons violates all three of their core religious dogmas. They believe the state should decide who lives and dies, more specifically, they wish to be able to decide who lives and dies.
In their theology, the state is god, and they are the angels who do “god’s” bidding - dealing his justice as divine instruments of truth. The only problem is, their theology does not match reality. They believe in so many things that just aren’t so. Highly knowledgeable men and women whose knowledge has not led to wisdom.
What does all this mean?
Do you want to know why it seems like you often cannot make any headway when speaking to Leftists? It’s because they sincerely believe in their theology. They KNOW in their deepest heart that their way is the best way, that their religion is the true religion. If you would just listen to them, and go along with disarming yourselves, they could bring about peace and utopia. You are evil because you are resisting them from creating peace on earth. Their god, the “state”, is a monolith, a massive corporate entity and each person within it is only important inasmuch as they are a cog in the machine of bringing about “peace” and “utopia”.
They don’t hate your guns - they hate you. They hate that you are standing in their way of “progress”. They hate that you don’t conform to the dogmas of their religion. They hate that you are standing in their way of creating a “better world”. You and your silly notion of protecting yourself. Just sit back and trust that “god”/government will take care of you. This is the fundamental disagreement. This is why it is so hard to find “common ground”. Our fundamental starting points, our worldviews, our religions, are totally different.
What can you apply to your life and what I most want you to take away from this article
Take back the language. We can win the debate and bring more people to our beliefs by clearly talking about and using the proper definitions and terminology. Clear language and terms root us in truth and quickly identifies the enemy. Names are immensely powerful - it’s why the Left uses names (racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, etc.) to control you. In light of this, I am not “pro-gun”, I am pro-self-protection. I am a Pro-Self-Protectionist (PrSP). The Left is not anti-gun, they are Anti-Self-Protectionists (AnSP). Guns happen to be one of the primary tools we use to protect ourselves from criminals and tyranny. If we didn’t have them however, I’d still be pro-self-protection. It’s not the guns I care about, it is my ability to protect myself.
So what should you do? From now on, when someone says they are anti-gun, politely correct them and tell them that they are anti-self-protection. Do not allow them to control you by playing into the language game they have chosen. Make no mistake, they are seeking to control you. If they can get you to focus on the wrong ideas, or deceive you through manipulative language, they will do so. Do not give in to this. Speak the truth.
A Call to Action!
Now is the time for bold action in the defense of your God given right to self-protection. Now is the time to boldly reject the worldview and religion of cultural marxism, leftism, and postmodernism. It leads to untold suffering and death. It defies God, nature, and all that makes human beings happy. No matter what any of them say, never lose sight of what their goal is - total disarmament of the American people. Today it’s just your “assault” weapons. It will be other weapons once those are gone. Because they are not after your weapons, they are after your ability to protect yourself. Their goal is for you to wake up completely defanged and bereft of any ability to resist the tyranny and control of the state which awaits.
A practical example to close the article and illustrate my points
Let’s put everything we just talked about into a practical example that is happening right now - you’ve likely seen the graduation photos of Kaitlin Bennett going around online. She is the girl who open carried an AR-10 on the campus of Kent State University to make a statement against Kent’s anti-gun (scratch that … anti-self-protection) policies. She has appeared on Fox and Friends, and far left anti-self-protectionist Jim Carrey is using twitter to blame her for the recent mass murder in Santa Fe, Texas as the caption photo for this article illustrates.
She has received a TON of support but she has also received some serious backlash - even received death threats. Why? For carrying a gun on campus? For writing, “Come and take it” on her graduation cap? No. Those are all the superficial excuses. Why are they really upset with Kaitlin Bennett and why did some of them send her death threats? Because her photos contradicted the dogmas of Leftist religion. Kaitlin isn’t really “pro-gun”, she is pro-self-protection. The gun is merely the tool. If we had better tools for self-protection, Kaitlin would be pro whatever that is. She believes that it is her right and duty to protect herself and that relying on the state to do that for her is foolishness.
She has received so much vitriol because people don’t like being told their religion is false. Make no mistake, AnSP attack PrSP with religious fervor. They proselytize for their religion and their faith and they get quite angry when you tell them they are wrong or when you stand in their way of making “converts”.
Never forget, the left does not hate your guns, they hate you for wanting to protect yourself. They hate you for rejecting the state as your savior. They hate you for rejecting the dogmas of their religion. They are anti-self-protection and believe the state should have ultimate power in deciding who lives and who dies and why. If you do not believe as they do, they will hate you. If you reject their religious dogma, they will hate you for it. They seek total disarmament of all private individuals and if you oppose that, you are the enemy, a non-believer.
How can you help combat Leftist hate?
If you agree and share in my beliefs, I want you to share this article as far and as wide as you can. Social media, emails, carrie pidgeon, etc. Share if you believe that all individuals have the right to self-protection. Share if you believe that being anti-self-protection goes against God, nature and morality. Share if you believe truth is greater than lies.
This Op-Ed was written by Alexander Lanshe, The Warrior Millennial. He is an author, writer, podcast host, 2nd Amendment Advocate and a staunch Self-Protectionist. He has been training and teaching people just like you how to protect themselves from interpersonal violence for over a decade. A 4th degree black belt who has studied with and been mentored by some of the greatest fighters of our time, Alex’s passion is in passing down the protective and fighting skills and knowledge he has acquired so that you can protect your body, mind, and heart from violence. He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and philosophy which he applies in his work - creating a unique blend of teaching, speaking, and writing, giving his work great potency and efficacy.
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