Friday, June 08, 2018

English Judge Says Solution to Knife Crime is to Remove the Point


A British judge is proposing that all knives in the country have the points filed off.  You do not really need pointy knives, he says, and they are causing all the knife crime.

The parallels to the the push to ban guns in the UK are unmistakable. From telegraph.co.uk:
A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.

Last week in his valedictory address, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge spoke of his concern that carrying a knife had become routine in some circles and called on the Government to ban the sale of large pointed kitchen knives.

Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.

In the past two months, he said, there have been 77 knife-related incidents in Bedfordshire, including three killings.

Does he really believe these young warriors, defending their honor and their turf, as they see it, will be deterred from having effective weapons because they may need to file a point back on a knife?

Does he completely miss the availability of steel, hard plastic, files, belt sanders, brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, or even flint and glass?

How far separated from reality is this judge?



According to the theory pushed to ban guns, it was the guns that caused crime. It is hard to believe that anyone in the British Government at the time (early 1920's on through the 1980's) actually believed that to be true. Some might have. People are exceptionally good at rationalizing their decisions.

Research done by Joyce Lee Malcomb in the United States and Chief Inspector Colin Greenwood have shown that it was fear of revolt (an armed population) that drove the legislation, not the extraordinary low crime rate at the time. But the crime rate rose as social cohesion was discredited, Christianity mocked, and the rise of "diversity" trumped British pride in their achievements and history.

This is what happens when you push the notion that crime is caused by inanimate objects, when you buy into the gibberish that there is no human nature.  Science and Christianity both understand that there is a human nature. It is violent, selfish, and needs to be tamed. Science would call it our predatory ancestry. Christianity calls it original sin.

The default position for humanity is the tribe. The tribe views all outsiders as enemies or resources or both. The tribe values its warriors because the warriors protect the tribe and define it.

It takes a lot of effort to turn the warrior drive into a positive value for a greater society. It has to be done every generation. Each child is a wild animal that must be tamed.

Attempting to stop crime by eliminating weapons is insane. Crime is reduced to a minimal level when societies respect their warriors, give then purpose and meaning, and shared responsibility to protect the nation, which can include week, the infirm, and the old.

Not doing this is a self correcting backwater. Societies that do not honor their warriors become prey to those who do.  Western society did not become the predominant force in the world by denigrating warriors, but by using them to spread and enforce civilized values.

Weapons and conflict are as much a part of mankind's genetic makeup as are speech and thought. 

When England banned most guns through hyper-regulation, people predicted that knives would be next. Then pointy sticks, then lumber, then rocks.

It appears England is at the second stage. Guns have been banned or heavily regulated. Crime is up. Knives are being demonized, and the strongest young toughs rule the streets.

Before 1920, English men respected property rights and individual rights. Those rights were supported by the theory of natural law and Christianity.

Anyone could purchase a gun privately, without registration or regulation. Englishmen had the right to arms. The crime rate was a fraction of what it is today.


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5 comments:

Paul Weber said...

Blame the tool not it's wielder. Judge Nic Madge is an idiot.

Windy Wilson said...

Is it the wig that causes such stinking thinking? Ban Wigs!
Pointless knives are not harmless as his fevered mind seems to imagine, I have one, it's called a "skinner".
Has this judge in his younger days never taken a date to a "Slasher Movie"?
No point needed there, and after this statement no further points need be made to remove him, if that's possible in the (formerly)Great Britain.

As they say, to be that stupid you have to have gone to Graduate School.

Wireless.Phil said...

First, the judge should ask a chef!

Second, a criminal doesn't need a knife point to slice your throat!

This judge is a royal ass!

Wireless.Phil said...

Sung to the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" song

‘This country is a horror
show’: Kindergarten
classroom song goes viral

WHEN Georgy Cohen visited a kindergarten classroom in the United States this week where her child was set to attend school, she noticed something that didn’t sit well with her.

At first glance it looked innocuous but on closer inspection it’s rather heartbreaking and has been described as “a sick sign of the times”.

On the wall, next to a chart showing the alphabet, was the lyrics to a song.

“Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door, shut the lights off say no more,” read the lyrics on the classroom wall, which are reportedly sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

The little rhyming song is about what to do in case of a school shooting or similar situation.

It continues: “Go behind the desk and hide, wait until it’s safe inside. Lockdown, lockdown, it’s all done. Now it’s time to have some fun.”

Ms Cohen posted a photo of the poster on social media writing; “This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s (sic) classroom.”

As debate around gun control continues to rage in America, her Twitter post quickly spread across the internet, racking up more than 22,000 comments.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/this-country-is-a-horror-show-kindergarten-classroom-song-goes-viral/news-story/9177ac130255fb1509702e397d009c8d

Anonymous said...

when I was a kid a neighbor had two original pirate cutlasses, very heavy, very dull, never been sharpened, they depended on the weight to lop off a head or a leg or an arm. It is against military regulations to sharpen a bayonet, dull goes in AND OUT BETTER, SHARP DRAGS AND GETS STUCK. A BAYONT IS USD FOR PIERSING NOT SLICING.