If there is one particularly virulent strain of self-loathing that runs throughout contemporary leftist thinking — and so vividly illustrates the true nature of this fundamentally fascist political theology — it’s the implicit insistence that citizens of the United States ought to have little or no right to defend themselves.
For proof, here’s New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in the Aurora aftermath, arguing that it’s better that a citizen die and have his corpse be collected by a unionized city worker — in this case, the police — than for him or her to have a fighting chance against homicidal criminals. From CNN:
“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike,” Bloomberg told the “Piers Morgan Tonight” host. “We’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.”
A co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns – a coalition of more than 600 mayors fighting illegal gun trafficking and gun violence – Bloomberg is frustrated with the level of dangerous ammunition and supplies that are readily available:
That’s right — in Bloomberg’s universe, the ungrateful taxpayers should count themselves lucky that the cops don’t just say the hell with them.
This absurd statement does conservatives a valuable service, by framing so clearly how people like Bloomberg — who commands an armed NYPD and no doubt employs private security guards to protect his Manhattan mansion and his Bermuda retreat — think about the role of the police: that the cops are there to prophylactically “protect” the citizenry.