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L. Neil Smith's
Number 379, August 6, 2006

"Absolutely Shockingly Amazing"

Control-Freak News
For the week of 006-07-31
by E.J. Totty

Credit The Libertarian Enterprise

This is the first of what promises to be a continuing series—maybe.

Are you a control freak?

Is it your fondest desire to control the actions of everything and everyone, everywhere? Then read on! Hints regarding every aspect of how-to are exposed herein!

On the other hand, if you want to understand how control freaks operate, then do pay close attention, for what follows exposes the modus operandi of the control freak. To know is to understand, and to understand is to effectively deprive the control-freak of control.

This is a synopsis of the past week, regarding gun culture/control, thought/mind-control, knife culture/control, and thought crime—not necessarily in that order.

Each item has one or more attributes researchable by the reader.

So, if you must take someone to task for a story which happens to be not to your liking, please =DO= take that up with the attribute source, as I merely play the part of the messenger!

My personal remarks hereinafter appear in italics.

E.J. Totty

Thought Crime Items

The idea of 'hate crimes' isn't new. It's malum prohibitum, all over again.


Hypocrisy—especially that practiced by USSC justices—knows no bounds ...

The Village Voice (US): "Hate Crimes" Trap
by Nat Hentoff
July 30th, 2006 7:18 PM


Susan and I got a lot of flack, including from a number of ACLU officials because, to my surprise and anger, the national ACLU had supported the dangerous theory behind this eventual Supreme Court decision in Wisconsin v. Mitchell. And yet, the bedrock of the ACLU's founding in 1920 was the First Amendment-after Woodrow Wilson's administration had brutally punished free speech during World War I.
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Mind/Thought Control Items

They're coming to take me away, ha! ha!

AZ (US): Snitch guilt aside, next time I'll protect our preserve
Jul. 29, 2006 12:00 AM


Yes, but come on, occasionally I've found myself inadvertently off the trail on my mountain bike. Wasn't I just as guilty of harming the park? Besides, I really don't want to go to the trouble to get involved.

Then, a very disturbing thought occurred to me. I did not want to be a snitch! Holy cow, maybe I am the same as the inner city and New Guinea residents who I was so quick to judge.

By this time, the vehicle was quite a distance in front of me. I became determined to follow it to discover the offender's license plate number or address. I would then call and report them.
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Uncle Sugar wants your life, liberty and property.

The mass media says: Give it to Uncle Sugar ...

All of it ...

(Some can't even remember what the hell happened!) Hint: Do you remember the last time you were taxed?

OU (US): Campers left blinded by the light


Participants' heads began to fall to their chests, and a few even fell to the ground and lay there motionless.

Over the next hour, participants would forget their own names, become convinced that they were watching a pornographic movie and that they had won $50,000.
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Gun Culture/Control Items

Oh say, can you equivocate, by the fascist's TV spotlight?

The Daily Telegram (Michigan US): Where they stand


The Daily Telegram asked the six candidates running for the 7th Congressional District seat in Washington, D.C., to describe their positions on a variety of issues. Here are their responses.
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What follows is a case of hideous, willful ignorance, if you don't mind me saying ...

Khaleej times (UAE): If Australia can crack (sic) on guns, why not America?
By Phillip Knightley
29 July 2006


Guns mean a lot to many Americans. After my last column in which I concluded that there was nothing to stop Congress imposing gun control on Americans except their relatively new-found love for the gun, I was inundated with e-mails of angry protest:
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And, gee, I'd been given to believe—by the mass media, that the UK was such a placid, crime-free place ...

No handguns equals less crime, correct? That is what we were told, were we not?

The supposition was that getting rid of handguns would eliminate any thought of violence ...

Yesterday it was firearms. Today it's knives; tomorrow it will be everything else.

Bedford Today (UK): Street muggings drive huge hike in crime figures


Robberies in Beds up by 28 per cent

Robberies in Bedfordshire shot up by 28 per cent last year, according to new figures released by the Home Office.

Statistics for crime recorded by police revealed the hike—part of an overall rise in lawbreaking of three per cent.

Also climbing in 2005/06 were sexual offences (11 per cent), drugs and other offences (eight per cent), and theft of and from vehicles (six per cent).
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Take note in the following that 'they' say "alerts" without any qualification as to whether those alerts actually resulted in a finding of criminality—or that a criminal act was even being committed! In the cop game, numbers are everything!!

Swindon Advertiser (UK): "Don't give these guns to your children"


Armed officers attended more than 100 weapons alerts in Swindon last year.

And this year they are on track to deal with even more, according to figures obtained by the Adver.
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The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

IOL (ZA): 'We're killing each other at a baffling rate'


Watch your back in South Africa. They kill folks there. Murder them at a bewildering rate.

Robbers kill their victims, bystanders kill criminals, family members kill each other.
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A voice in the wilderness ...

ISRAPUNDIT (US): The Second Amendment


This article's purpose is to demonstrate to even the most ardent rank-and-file gun control supporters that the anti-Second Amendment's leaders are dishonest and hypocritical at best (their attitude being that gun laws are for the commoners and not themselves) and convicted criminals at worst.
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And another!

Hawaii Reporter (US): Violence on National Mall Sparks Calls for Repeal of Gun Control Laws
By Dave Workman
8/3/2006 1:22:00 PM


Outraged by reports of armed robberies on the National Mall, spikes in criminal assaults, and the brutal murder of a British citizen working as a political activist here, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has called on Congress and the Washington, DC, municipal government to abolish the District's 30-year-old gun control regulations.
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The Cincinnati Enquirer (US): Banning handguns makes no sense


Let us say all handguns are wiped out. Not a citizen or criminal has one. The only individuals who possess them are military and police officials. What's going to stop a criminal from using a knife? What do you do then? Start a campaign for knife control?
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Knife Culture/Control Items

THE RECLUSIONNAIRE (?): "Knife Culture I"


In fact, you'd have to have years of fatalities from the fancy instruments of today's manufacturers to equal the mayhem the common screwdriver—cited in Calibre Press' 1989 video "Surviving Edged Weapons" as the "Number two edged weapon of civilian homicide." That was...up to that time.
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I am not an inherently dangerous man: I shun violence.

Up until a few years ago, I used to carry as many as 5 knives daily.

It wasn't that I was afraid of anyone—I was not. Rather, it was merely that I desired to assess the utility of each implement at any given moment. How else does one scientifically assess the utility of an object without actually employing it in real-life situations? For me, it is supremely stupid to purchase more than one of a thing, based merely upon the assumption that it 'looks' as though it will suffice. Ergo, my need to test.

But I wonder: Had some idiot cop decided to 'play fish,'—for whatever reason, would I have been labeled as 'dangerous?'

And, how much possession of any one thing does it take for someone to be declared as dangerous?

Does the desire—or inclination, to possess any particular object make one a dangerous person? And if so, is not the revilement of possession even more indicative of a consonantly dangerous psychological aberration?

The idea—or thought of possession, happens as a result of either sight, or of knowledge: Keen interest as a result of curiosity. The idea of revulsion happens as a result of psychological instability, which equates possession of an object with criminal intent—regardless.

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, 'mental illness' is defined as:

Any of various conditions characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma. Also called emotional illness, mental disease, mental disorder.

Ergo, revulsion at the thought of arms possession is a signal indication of psychological instability: A mental illness.

The following article makes use of common propaganda ploys as a means of condemning knife carriers.

The Age (AU): Edge of disaster


Why do some people carry knives?

Often those who carry weapons say they do so because of the threat of violence. They feel safer carrying a weapon and knives are accessible and easily concealed. Young people can also carry knives to be part of a macho culture.
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Typical pretentiousness on the part of the UK mass media: Excoriate a practice simply that the dregs of the community have violated the lives of others.

Punish everyone else for the acts of the few.

Leeds Today—Evening Post (UK): Time to make stand against knife culture


Knife crime is on the rise in West Yorkshire.

Latest figures show knives were used in more than 2,000 offences ranging from murder to harassment in the last 12 months, compared to 1,900 the year before.

It's a growing problem that has resulted in a number of deaths over the last few years.

Now one of those most deeply affected by this scourge is campaigning for something to be done about it.
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How times have changed! Almost every boy at school—from the time of 10 years-old on up—when I was that young, had a pocket knife! It was an object so commonplace, that virtually no one gave pause to the idea. A rite of passage, and not a thing more.

The Fabian Socialists (Labor) are turning innocence into a crime, and criminalizing innocent behavior.

IC Birmingham (UK): Schools to scan for knives at gates


Amid fears of a growing knife culture amongst the young, talks have now taken place between senior education officers and Government officials to clear the way to use a mobile metal detection service at school gates.
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