In an article about soaring gun sales MSNBC explained why Americans are buying guns in record numbers this way:
"Many point to fears stoked by gun-rights advocates that President Barack Obama, if elected to a second term, will push legislation to rein in gun ownership."
Notice the typical collectivist groupthink in that sentence. People don't buy guns after thinking about it; they rush to buy guns because their fears were "stoked by gun-rights advocates."
Eric Holder, in his now-infamous 1995 C-SPAN2 video, displayed the same mindset more than once.
First he claimed the reason young people think guns are cool and hip is because they're saturated by violence from the news and entertainment media.
Holder's anthill mentality apparently can't grasp that maybe young people don't think guns are cool or hip because the media make them think so, but because they're smart enough to figure out for themselves that guns are the best defense against coercion.
Then, in advocating a national campaign to make guns un-cool Holder called on "the ad agencies that create these snappy ads that make me want to buy things that I don't really need" to create anti-gun propaganda aimed at young people.
Translation: "I'm too elitist and brilliant to buy things because of Madison Avenue hype but those mindless, malleable young people will buy anti-gun hype if Madison Avenue would only spoon feed the hype to them."
The same brainwashing techniques have been at work since Horace Mann and his collectivist ilk convinced American politicians to turn all schools into government-run public indoctrination centers.
The purpose, explicitly enunciated, was to transform all children into good little taxpayers, factory workers, civil servants and soldiers for the future American socialist utopia.
Generation after generation was lied to about history, government, politics, civics, social responsibility, and otherwise taught to put the group above the individual.
And yet the burgeoning libertarian movement that teaches individual freedom and personal responsibility is taking hold and growing stronger in schools every day.
One major litmus test for libertarian thought is Abraham Lincoln. People who believe he was a great tragic hero are victims of deliberately implanted groupthink. Those who have learned that he was America's cruelest, most violent dictator are those who have educated themselves.
Finally, it seems, people are choosing to think for themselves and reach their own conclusions no matter how tenaciously the authoritarian groupthinkers demand otherwise.
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