By David Codrea, October 10th 2014
JPFO writer contributor, © 2014.
It was the International Day of Peace, celebrated a few weeks back by useful idiots from UN member nations at the behest of the General Assembly in its Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace.
“[T]he peoples of our planet have a sacred right to peace,” the aspiring global government declared. “[T]he preservation of the right of peoples to peace and the promotion of its implementation constitute a fundamental obligation of each State.”
“Sacred” as defined by “world body” functionaries? Well, why not, since they also presume to define “rights” in another arrogant Universal Declaration.
Article 29 of that bit of presumptuousness must be where Gomer does his “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” routine. “In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law [and] these rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations," it reminds mere “world citizens” of their place.
That must mean we get our rights from them. Freedom, you see, is what the UN or any of its despotic member regimes say it is -- as is your "law-abiding" status. And, of course, there is no recognition that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
That’s because the UN Panel of Governmental Experts on Small Arms report proclaims, "All States should determine in their national laws and regulations which arms are permitted for civilian possession and the conditions under which they can be used." So if the answer is "none" and "never," your job is to obey.
So naturally, anti-gun zealot Bryan Miller, now of Heeding God’s Call (and formerly of Ceasefire PA, which never did explain why it didn’t want to add the name of a problematic board member to its published roster), celebrated the UN Peace Day in full force with other “faith leaders.” Miller’s group is part of a larger coalition, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, which among other things, calls for universal registration under the guise of background checks, and for banning semiautomatic firearms and what they call “ammo cartridges.”
Funny. A big argument is that anti-gunners have a “right” not to feel threatened by gun owners. Understand it’s the keeping and bearing of arms where the threat is perceived -- no actual abuse need take place. Their right to feel safe evidently is supposed to trump our right to be safe. And for that, these spiritual souls want the power of the state, through armed enforcers, to bend those of different beliefs to their will. Or else.
Sounds like a sure-fire formula for peaceful coexistence to me...
What’s also funny is how many anti-gun “religious” leaders play fast and loose with IRS rules regarding political activities tax-deductible non-profits can engage in. Just ask Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina in Chicago, that is, if he’s not too busy exhorting his followers to “snuff out” a legal gun shop owner.
Not that “progressive” groups intent on shoring up the “wall of separation” that keeps the Republic from becoming a theocracy have any intent of directing fire against any but “conservatives.” Just check out what has Americans United for Separation of (Non-Left-Wing) Church and State all worked up over and see for yourself.
Curious thing about these religious anti-gun “progressive” UN-types: The global citizen disarmament they espouse is precisely what so many governments have counted on to enact genocide against captive populations. Even more curious is how many of those regimes -- just like the modern “progressive” movement -- were hostile to religion, to the point of trying to wipe out those who practiced it.
“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people,” Karl Marx asserted, in a universal declaration of his own.
So naturally, bearing in mind that for “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day, we see The Huffington Post pushing the headline “Sorry Republicans, but Jesus was a Marxist.”
And that brings us to another contradiction.
“"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun," Chairman Mao noted. How telling that China, notorious for religious persecution, declares U.S. firearms freedoms a violation of human rights. That’s OK though, because they have a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, so they must know what’s best for us, whether it’s bowing in fear or just being on our knees.
Don’t look for any of this to make an impression on the cloistered fools, secular infiltrators and wolves in sheep’s clothing making up the “faith-based” monopoly of violence community. They’re busy preaching the gospel of worshiping an omnipotent state, one with the unchallengeable power to cast heretics, non-believers, apostates and infidels into a pit they’re first made to dig.
Happy belated International Day of Peace!
David Codrea is a field editor at GUNS Magazine, penning their monthly "Rights Watch" column. He provides regular reporting and commentary at Gun Rights Examiner and blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. David Codrea's Archive page.