Additional thoughts on the UN and world-wide Gun Control
I read the previous thread on the UN and world-wide gun control with great interest. THEN, I finished reading a great military sci-fi book and the authors, (both Vets) had a great "Afterword" that touched on this subject, and I wanted to quote a few lines which I think, shed great light on this whole issue. The book, by-the-way is Yellow Eyes by John Ringo and Tom Kratman
"Unfortunately, the West itself has largely fallen under the control of civilizations Dr. Kevorkians, some call them 'Tranzis'....'Tranzi' is short for Transnational Progressive. For a more complete account of their program, look up John O'sullivan's Gulliver's Travails....one of the difficult things about analyzing Tranzis and their works is that they are NOT a conspiracy. What they are is a consensus. Don't be contemptuous; civilization is nothing more than a consesnsus...moreover, the Tranzis are a fairly cohesive consesnsus, espicially on certain ultimate core issues..... at the highest level, the ultimate Tranzi goal, there is complete agreement. (bold added) They want to end national sovereignty and they want global governance by an unelected, self-chosen 'elite. Much of what they say and do will make no sense, even in Tranzi terms, unless that [ultimate goal] is borne in mind...the Tranzis claim that Tranzi courts, to include notionally national Tranzi courts like those of Spain, have universal jurisdiction....Their goal is the destruction of national sovereignty. The right of a people to democratically make their own laws, to govern themselves, is anathema to Tranzi goals and dreams. When they say 'Global Governance,' boys and girls, they MEAN IT. They really intend that unelected bureaucrats and judges, and self-elected elites ought to be able to tell you what to do, how to live, what to pay in taxes, what rights you are not entitled to."
I think that this gives a very telling insight into the philosphical foundations of the whole idea of the UN trying to dis-arm individual people and ultimately their governemnts and thus our right to fight for our freedom. For those of you so inclined, the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer spoke to this movement in his book "How Should We then Live: The rise and fall of Western Civilization" and he wrote this book (if my memory serves me correctly, back in the late 70's/early 80's.