Politicizing the Event

Politicizing the Event

When I was first asked to comment on the recent massacre in Las Vegas, and get the Spirit Guides’ take on what happened, I felt there was little I could add to the conversation. But the Spirit Guides encouraged me to add my voice to that of those who, like me, find America’s worship of guns offensive, if not obscene.

 

In the aftermath of the terrorist shooting in Las Vegas, young souls have been falling over themselves to avoid any discussion that might lead to the loss of their so-called freedoms. “This is not the time to talk about gun control.” “Don’t politicize the event.”

And sadly, the opinions and beliefs of inexperienced younger souls are the ones you’re most likely to hear from pundits and talking heads in the media.

If we’d allowed young souls to set the agenda 200 years ago, we’d still have slavery. “This is not the time to talk about emancipation.” “Don’t politicize my use of slaves.”

These more fear-based souls don’t want to have their beliefs questioned.

Unfortunately, with fewer lifetimes of experience, they have yet to learn that human life is sacred, and that just because their views are mainstream, and shared by millions of others, it doesn’t mean they’re right.

I’m one-hundred-percent in favor of strict gun laws.

And, though I don’t believe we can suddenly go from 300 million firearms to zero, and that change may be incremental, in my opinion guns should be so heavily regulated that buying one should make getting a green card seem effortless in comparison.

But you might find it a challenge finding anyone online, on TV, or on the radio, who shares my ultra-strong opposition to guns.

It’s not that gun-control advocates don’t get airtime in the USA, but their demands are often watered-down (like “enforcing laws already on the books”) so as not to rile the NRA or frighten those who fear the government is coming to take their guns away.

When younger souls are continually exposed to pro-gun opinions, they have their beliefs reinforced.

On the other hand, for old souls, it causes them to lose courage in their convictions. And that leads to a whole lot of sophistry, pretzel logic, and uncertainty.

Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think spousal abusers should have access to guns. And when two-thirds of daily gunshot deaths are suicides (58 out of 93), then something is clearly wrong with having such easy access to firearms.

If 2/3 of car deaths were the result of suicides, what would we make of someone who refused to address the problem of automobile safety?

I know it’s not just young souls who disagree with my hard line. Many “responsible gun owners” are older souls. But I believe it’s important to stand up for my beliefs, and do my part in supporting efforts to limit and ultimately put an end to gun violence.

I encourage you to recognize that when someone says, “Don’t politicize the event,” they’re attempting to shut down any voice but their own. If anything deserves to be politicized and confronted, it’s the issue of gun violence.

Spiritually, it’s incumbent upon old souls to stand up for peace, love, and other higher values. Guns are designed to kill, and their use is a violation of the highest principles to which all souls aspire.

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16 replies
  1. Kate
    Kate says:

    I am 100% agreement with you Ainslie. I have ALWAYS been in favor of strict gun laws! I have taken care of gunshot wound victims in ICUs and watched their families go through their longest nights of the soul when the outcome was uncertain or mortal. Even when the victim survives, there are often long term consequences of severe disabilities that deny souls fulfillment of their lifeplan. Guns are made to injure, incapacitate and kill. My life has been devoted to saving lives. Guns are in direct contradiction and violation of everything I believe and all that I have ever done. I don’t own one and never will. My voice will be added to yours: ENOUGH!

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  2. Bill
    Bill says:

    I feel the same way about firearms. Even just visiting a Civil War re-enactment camp and talking with the fine people there, the sight of the weapons — even those of such an old design — left a hollow sadness in my chest.

    That being said, I feel we must take great care not to cast younger souls as problem children who need their toys taken from them and to be sent to bed without supper. That stance only creates resentment and pushback. Worse, the more successful such a narrative in the short term, the greater the resistance, and the more awful the inevitable pendulum shift.

    Ghandi said “hate the sin and not the sinner”; St. Augustine said “with love for mankind and hatred of sins”. I feel these guys were on to something. Perhaps we can put this love into practice by focusing less on the technology, which is always going to be a genie that can’t be put completely back in the bottle, and more on the growing insanity that the technology magnifies. Why are we increasingly insane? What feeds our violent culture? Media? Pharmaceuticals? Financial repression? Food quality? Or stories of who we are that have less and less heart?

    To me, weapons are a terrible symptom of a deeper problem. Treating the symptom is of course important. Of course. But we mustn’t think of it as the cure, nor of the people who are drawn to weapons as the wrong.

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    • Ainslie Macleod
      Ainslie Macleod says:

      Thanks, Bill. “Hate the sin and not the sinner.” Yes, and it’s important to recognize that this is a soul age problem, and that old souls need to stand up for, and model, better ways of being.

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  3. Christina Irvin
    Christina Irvin says:

    Excellent, excellent, excellent. Thank you for eloquently putting into words my thoughts and feelings regarding gun control. Well done!

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  4. Serena Shaffer
    Serena Shaffer says:

    Thank you Ainslie, I totally agree. I’d like to understand more about what you wrote about suicides by guns. Do you mention this because the suicides are mostly people that are mentally ill and so shouldn’t have access to guns? Just clarifying, thanks. “And when two-thirds of daily gunshot deaths are suicides (58 out of 93), then something is clearly wrong with having such easy access to firearms. If 2/3 of car deaths were the result of suicides, what would we make of someone who refused to address the problem of automobile safety?”

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  5. Michele Baruffi
    Michele Baruffi says:

    I agree with you also. I have a severely autistic 27 year old son who can’t speak, or take care of himself, mentally he’s about 3 yrs old, but he can legally buy and own a gun in Nevada. Makes absolutely no sense at all!

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  6. Elle
    Elle says:

    Ainslie, I’m going to throw a challenging question your way. The dichotomy you most frequently use is young souls vs old souls. But I also see a tremendous amount of dark energy, demonic in nature, evil, flooding the US right now. Young souls can be trending toward the light or the dark. It is the same with old souls. As an old soul with extensive experience in spiritual warfare, I get the feeling that you shy away from speaking out on this aspect of the problem. But this matters. The correct diagnosis of the problem matters. The rampant denial of the reality of spiritual evil in the New Age, spiritual but not religious constituencies is naive at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Powers and principalities have taken over the US government, not just “young souls.” So my question is will you address this aspect of what is happening in one of your blog posts? Because in the broadest sense, choosing love over fear is a very politically correct thing to say. Who can argue with that? But it also conveniently side steps the deeper question of the immense power of evil, the source of that power, and why so many people in the US and around the world are aligning themselves with that evil, not because of “fear,” but because of their own love of evil, its goals, methods, and rewards. I would also suggest that you not take this issue to your guides. Take it to a higher spiritual source. Ask that source first, meditate on it, see what response you get. Then, if you want to, take it to your guides and compare the two responses. It is not healthy to become completely dependent on spirit guides, no matter how long we have worked with them. We need checks and balances.

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