Plutocrat Michael Bloomberg, New York billionaire. funds gun control efforts across the USA. Ever wonder why?
It’s not because he is interested in socialism because – as the quote below shows – Karl Marx is not in favor of taking guns away from the working class.
“The whole proletariat must be armed at once with muskets, rifles, cannon and ammunition… Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary.” Karl Marx
Bloomberg is protected by armed security and yet he sends millions of dollars to candidates he deems will support gun control measures.
The mistake here is to think that “gun control” is a progressive virtue. It is not. It is a repressive action designed to hold the working class in check. Gun control is the means by which the Plutocracy hope to impose an armed police force upon an unarmed working class.
“Yet now of all times, at the present revolutionary moment, it is most urgent and essential that there be a universal arming of the people. To assert that, while we have a revolutionary army, there is no need to arm the proletariat, or that there would “not be enough” arms to go round, is mere deception and trickery. The thing is to begin organizing a universal militia straight away, so that everyone should learn the use of arms even if there is “not enough” to go round, for it is not at all necessary that the people have enough weapons to arm everybody. The people must learn, one and all, how to use arms, they must belong, one and all, to the militia which is to replace the police and the standing army.” VI Lenin
Both Marx and Lenin viewed the formation of armed police and a standing army separate from the people as being a repressive step to impose control over them.
And yet, here we are, watching the new socialist “left” attempting to impose precisely that situation upon the working class. Paid for by billionaires.
Does anyone seriously think that white privileged “intellectuals” banding together to disarm black and white members of the proletariat alike and, at the same time defending the right of Plutocrats and their affluent white toadies to armed protection from the forces that they control are actually “socialists”?