I had an experience I’d like to share. I went to a gun range to practice shooting. In case you didn’t know I’m a New York City resident. This range was outside of the city. I arrived early and had a wait a bit for my turn. There were two employees and a half dozen regulars talking to each other casually about guns.
From what I gathered at least three of the regulars were present or retired law enforcement. Nobody gave me the creeps, and they all knew each other, so it was pretty clear these were all upstanding citizens. They were loud and maybe a bit boisterous. Perhaps it was a lifetime of a deafening hobby effecting their ability to hear their own voices.
I was first shocked when I signed in. The manager told me I would be tolerated this visit but I was not welcome. That I should not come back. Looking to diffuse the situation and not waste my trip, I agreed. I took it on it’s face and sat down. That’s when the ribbing started. Nothing was said directly said to me, but hypothetical conversation started among the regulars. It’s rapid conclusion was that ‘city slickers’ should stay in the city. One poor fellow who was also clearly a regular defended his status as ‘not a city slicker’ for a full minute. This went on for the duration of the wait. Without knowing anything about me except that I lived in NYC, it was clear everyone there was prejudiced against me.
Eventually it was my turn to shoot and I did. I paid and left without any altercations.
What were they really saying? They were criticizing my society, New York City. As you know from the type one civilization paper, that prejudice is really the observation of psychopaths controlling someone else’s society. What were they trying to accomplish? Rationally nothing, or maybe trying to get me not to come back. But subconciously, they were signaling to me that by living in the city I was supporting psychopathic control. Their metaminds were trying to persuade mine that it was acting in an unconciousnable way. They want to hold me responsible for some harm caused to them by a society I support, or to get me to hold myself responsible. Is it rational? Perhaps not, but it is useful information. My society is being manipulated by psychopaths.
Of course this information is too vague to locate the psychopaths, and even if I could, what could I do? NYC is a very large complex hierarchy which will excel at hiding them from me. I certainly can’t identify them much less demand their removal. All I can do identify the psychopathic behaviour and shun it. but how do I do that?
Well lets look at the context. I’m at a gun range and nearly every conversation I heard was gun related. So perhaps they are saying that NYC psychopaths are trying to do something to their hobby, perhaps even their livelihood or freedom. That fits perfectly. NYC is the largest city in the country by a factor of two. There are legitimate reasons to not want a gun in every house. Mistakes are very costly. Stray bullets can and do kill in cities. It’s part of the population density. But I’m not in the city. I’m at a gun range in a much less dense area. If you don’t want to disarm, simply don’t travel to the city.
But that’s the rub. The city and particularly it’s mayor are trying to change gun laws everywhere on earth. The city is trying to change the world to suit it’s needs. It is trying to eliminate guns everywhere so they can’t be brought into the city. A wish of homogeneity of sufficient scope is ultimately psychopathic. It’s insane to try and dictate rights of others, everywhere else, where population density isn’t so high. The cities society must think it’s the master and the world is the slave.
So the city IS attacking these folks and they are angry that I am part of it. They are right, it is my society. I recognise this and before I leave I apologize for my city and promise never to return. I would love to shun the city, but everything I can do that directly shuns their gun policies is illegal. I can sell my home and leave but that doesn’t suit my smallest society, my family. So because I won’t leave the society of my family, the city has become an ultimate authority for me.
My options are limited and there is really only one choice for me. Work to make NYC less powerful. Break it down into smaller pieces until it’s citizens can clearly see the corruption before them. Not talking about cutting off funding. Leave that intact and break it up fairly. Instead return jurisdiction and regulation back down to to the burroughs. Time for burroughs to make their own decisions. The mayor of Manhattan is not your king. It’s our responsibility to reign in the insanity. It’s time we claimed responsibility for what we enable.
In case I seem flip, or damn casual about my intent to legally dismantle NYC into five smaller cities one law at a time, I don’t take this lightly. Of course I don’t, it’s my society. I actually choose it. I grew up outside the city and longed for the equity of race and religion, the lower taxes, and the sensible convenience of a well established mass transit system. In fact I was not predisposed to this conclusion and reached it while writing this post and reviewing my own document on a type one civilization. I’m as shocked as you are, perhaps more so. But until we can screen for psychopaths we don’t have a choice. To protect our societies from those who only compete and wish to make us slaves, we must shrink our economies until they are obvious. Only when we can screen out psychopaths at a distance, can we trust at a distance as well.