Gun Control and the Psychology of the Left

Shane Eide

November 15, 2017

The West and Genital Mutilation

We need a new west.

There's no better time to rethink some of our common assumptions than now. We disparage other cultures for female genital mutilation, and as heinous as it is, we dismiss male genital mutilation in this country because we suppose we have a better reason to do so. While we're busy fighting to keep people out who would prefer a clit-cutting community or even just arguing with people who think that letting them in is a gesture of tolerance, perhaps we will take a minute to examine just what it is we're defending.

The following are some common precepts about western life, practices and ideas which are as enduring as they are unquestioned and ignored as often as questioned:

Monarchical Insolvency

Monarchy already lost its way by the time it adorned itself with gold, silver and diamonds. Nobility itself can be defined by one's ability to appropriate everything which is alien and dress it as virtue. The same ornamentation which adorns the bodies of royalty can be likened to the virtues adorning acts of violence lying at the heart of their dominion. 

Parliamentary Inheritance

Perhaps one day we will forget the parlaimentary seating arrangements which occurred after the French Revolution, but until then, we have at least some psychological means of measuring the distance between Left and Right (no matter how absurd the distinction is at the end of the day).