Monday, March 5, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei Lectures U.S. On Gun Control


Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter last week to call on the United States to repeal or ignore the Second Amendment to the Constitution in light of recent shootings that have occurred there.
Via a series of tweets, Khamenei wrote: "No one dares apply the clear solution to the promotion of guns and homicide in America. What's the solution? It's to make guns illegal. In U.S., 100s are killed every week by homicide for no crime—no reason—not at the hands of police, as US police brutality is a separate issue. The accessibility of guns leads to homicide; it's created problems for a country like U.S., everyone admits, fears, & is concerned about it. Gun companies are so powerful that House representatives and U.S. senators don't dare pass prohibition of guns, and U.S. president doesn't dare speak out, rise against it. This is corruption. Corruption means domination of a mafia greedy for power & wealth, in a way that the big political & military system like U.S. won't dare stand up for prohibition of guns—which is clearly positive. This is due to lack of spiritual ideals, leading western societies to this point."
It’s good to see that the Ayatollah was able to take a little time away from monitoring the imprisonment and slaughter of those protesting his brutal regime, and overseeing Iran’s various military interventions and proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, etc. This makes his remark, “US police brutality is a separate issue” even more precious. “But that’s for another tweet.”
His purported concern about “corruption,” and those “greedy for power & wealth,” is the stuff of stand-up comedy given the nature of his regime. All tyrants want—and need—to disarm their nation’s citizens to take and solidify their power. But my favorite line is the one where he notes that “the accessibility of guns” has “created problems” for the U.S., “everyone admits, fears, & is concerned about it.”
If the Supreme Leader has indeed lost sleep about this, it is for the same reason he denies the Holocaust took place: he wants to be the one to wipe out the Jews…and their benefactors.
If an astute observer reads between the lines of these most preposterous of tweets, he or she will discern his real message: “It is intolerable that those friends of the Jew-monkeys in the Great Satan should kill each other off before Iran itself can wipe the American imperialist running dogs off the face of the Earth forever!”
Speaking of Jews, in 1938 the Nazi government extended the German Weapons Act, which made gun ownership very difficult for its citizenry and banned Jews from owning firearms entirely. A few years prior to that, the Nazis had engaged in a massive nationwide seizure of weapons from political opponents. The Jews, of course, were among the targeted groups. In fact, in Breslau in 1933, Jews were ordered to surrender any firearms they might own to police authorities based on spurious accusations that some used their weapons for unlawful attacks on members of the Nazi organization and the police themselves.
Who doesn’t remember Hitler’s heartfelt plea to the U.S. government in early 1942? Der F├╝hrer sagt said: “The accessibility of guns leads to homicide; it's created problems for a country like the  United States; everyone admits, fears, & is concerned about it.”


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