The police will protect you, so turn in your gun
March 11, 2013
David Frum, a neocon and former Bush speechwriter, wants you to disown your gun. According to the establishment media, neocons are conservatives, hence the “con,” and as such you’d think they’d line up with other supposed conservatives on supporting the Second Amendment.
Neocons, however, are not Republican conservatives. They are more accurately of a socialist pedigree. Early neocons had a falling out with Democrats and liberals over the Vietnam War and other less than palatable aspects of the so-called New Left in the late 1960s.
Francis Fukuyama, the political economist who experienced an epiphany and subsequently fell out of the neocon orbit, attributes the political movement to Leninism, while other critics point to the influence of the Bolshevik Leon Trotsky. Either way, the neocons are avid proponents of state power over the individual. On the other hand, their supposed Republican friends, at least in theory, are more libertarian in thought, though not necessarily in action.
So it is really quite natural that a guy like David Frum, a former neocon who found his calling as a CNN and Daily Beast contributor, is warning the public about the dangers of guns, a warning that runs parallel to a concerted government campaign to strangle the Second Amendment.
Unlike his Democrat friends, though, David is not calling for a sledge hammer approach. He argues instead that America is a safe place and guns are not necessary. “The good news is that as America becomes safer, fewer and fewer Americans feel the need for a weapon,” he writes in a post-Newtown era of shrill calls repeated daily for everything from exorbitant taxes on ammunition to downright gun confiscation disguised as “sensible” buyback programs.