Hello thoughtful and concerned followers. I know that many of you don’t wish to deal with the content of this post. I don’t want to either. I am tired of seeing news of another mass murder committed by our children on our children. I am tired of hearing the same old platitudes, the same solutions that have not worked. How many more children must die before you realize doing the same thing time and time again has failed? THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DO NOT BRING MURDERED CHILDREN BACK.
The following is the contents of a letter I sent to Mom’s Rising in response to a signature campaign after a mass murder from several years ago. In here you see my thoughts on how we need to change the how we are confronting this issue. We need to show the proponents of these continued useless policies that the blood is on their hands. Enough is enough. Patriots need to put the children of this country ahead of their childish need for any gun they want. Patriotism is about the willingness to sacrifice for the whole, not the the whole sacrificing for you. Here is the content of the letter.
Do you want to know the biggest reason why we are making little to no headway toward more rational gun laws? We are using rational methods to deal with the irrational nature of humankind.
There is this prevailing idea that humans, for the most part, are rational, which comes mostly from the left where they tend to be more so. However, human history should more than remind even the staunchest advocate of this view that we are no where near such a state.
So what do we do? Well, first off stop fighting them directly. The harder you hit them with facts and figures, the more entrenched they become. One of the most irrational acts humans partake in is the act of self-delusion. People who fear reality, change, and responsibility will almost always run and hide behind an image of the world they prefer. They will delude themselves into believing their individual choices have no effect on the world, while screaming loudly to maintain a terrible system they are comfortable with.
Second, learn to deal with the short term focus of American society. There is just so much going on, so much information impacting us every day that we are becoming more and more selective about what we allow in and how much terrible news we can tolerate. In addition, most of the thinking and planning in our country is done by months and years instead of decades and centuries. How much can we get and how quickly?
Lastly, embrace a simple straight forward approach to changing people’s minds. Don’t spend months collecting data to collate and present in a well thought out campaign. I am not saying you should forget or not be mindful of such information; just don’t make it the focus of a campaign.
Again, what do we do? Here is my suggestion. One fact I have learned is that after each mass shooting incident there is a hew and cry from both sides of the issue, but one side always succeeds in muddling and quelling the chaos long enough for human nature to kick in, the human nature of being overwhelmed by sad news and seeking to run away from it by tuning it out. This has been the case for decades. All the right has to do is wait out the storm until the ad campaigns from the left cause people to tune out.
What do you do? Understand human nature and take the long view. Instead of waiting for the next event and shoving it in the right’s face, create a campaign that runs 24/7, 365 days a year, for decades until change occurs.
What do I mean? Don’t, don’t, don’t let them forget all the tragedies. Put them into their faces daily. The ad campaign should be simple. Show ads with surviving members holding pictures of their lost loved ones. Try not to coach the emotions, just let the stark pain show through. Also, try not to have anything said. Only place the date of the tragedy and the name of the person lost, maybe not even music. Run them constantly on every channel you can and make as many as you can. Remember, these need to play 24/7, 365 days a year for decades. Finally, at the end have a simple tag line “How many more NRA?”
Create a campaign like this and you will get my support. Work with everyone involved in this fight to bring all your resources to bear on this campaign. Never let them run away again until they do something.
When confronted by gun blind people shouting you down, just ask how many more? How many murders will it take for you to realise your policies fail? We have followed your policies for decades, have the murder rates inproved? Has any gun owner stopped any mass shooting? When is enough is enough? When will you face this ridiculous fear you are attacking me over?