(Editor’s note: In lieu of doing hackneyed April Fool’s content, I thought I’d have a little fun and write something that prognosticates the future of the Second Amendment. As you’ll see, this article is meant to be comical and, therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt.)
I was thinking of what the future holds for our right to keep and bear arms. And the more I thought about the question, the farther out in time I began to contemplate it. So, what’s the future of the 2A in 15 years? In 50 years? In 100 years? In 500 years?
The cynic in me eventually came to the conclusion that the Second Amendment is fated to go the way of the dinosaurs. Total extinction! That’s right, in the future, say 500 years from now, one’s right to keep and bear arms will be a thing of the past, a mere vestige in time when men and women could really keep a government in check, protect themselves in the public square, shoot a buck during hunting season, hit the local range to destress, you know, all the things we need our 2A rights for.
How is this going to happen? Well, here are five future developments that will indubitably lead to the revocation of one’s fundamental right to keep and bear arms.
1. One World Government
At one point or another, all of humanity will be united under a one world government. A U.N. on steroids. It’s sorta the de facto state right now when you think of the international oligarchs, industry elites, and private bankers that pretty much control the vast majority of wealth and commerce in the world.
The only difference between then and now is that currently there’s a tacit understanding of hegemonic rule, but eventually that will change and the ruling class will go public with their scheme to
unite control the world.
Once it’s made official, the NWO (I guess I’ll call em that) will make no bones about its main priority, ensuring its reign of global domination goes unchallenged. What is the biggest threat to those in power? Armed resistance from a civilian militia. Consequently, a massive effort to disarm the citizenry and promote a “guns for me and not for thee” agenda rolls out.
Since most of the civilized world have already willingly (and in some cases enthusiastically) given up their right to keep and bear arms, I’d argue that the wind is at the backs of the gun-grabbing NWO power elites. Sure, there will be some resistance in what was formerly known as the good old USofA but ultimately resistance will prove to be futile.
2. Orwellian Surveillance
Eye-in-the-sky technology is already a reality. But when it goes mainstream and becomes a permanent staple in every town, city, state and country around the world is anyone’s guess. Conservatively speaking, I’d say in the next 50 years government drones will be as common as street lights.
What this technology brings to the table is a world in which no crime goes unsolved as the government will have the capacity to track down and watch everyone at all times. When a crime is committed, the watchers will be able to zero in and track the criminal as he or she leaves the scene, they’ll also have the ability to go back in time (via the recorded tape) and discover where the criminal was just prior to the incident, who they were with, what they were doing, where they live — all the necessary information they need to apprehend them.
Given the widespread adoption of this technology, the government will brainwash people into believing that it — and not the individual — is responsible for one’s safety. What follows is the complete decay of personal responsibility (and personal privacy) and an abrupt increase in government dependency.
You can see the banners now from the Ministry of Safety (an agency within the NWO) promoting the surveillance state at the expense of the 2A and other fundamental rights, “Disarm yourselves. We will protect you. You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide.”
3. Universal Doping
What’s the best way to control a population?
Not physical slavery. Enslaving a population by force is too much of a hassle. For one thing, cracking the proverbial whip is a messy business that only hardens the resistance and deepens the hatred for those in power. For another thing, it’s expensive as it commands a lot of time, energy, manpower and resources.
Don’t get me wrong, our overlords will use force when they have to but in the majority of cases they will rely on something infinitely more powerful and effective to keep us in line: drugs!
We’re already way over-drugged. I’m not even talking about the controlled substances we consume recreationally, I’m talking about the stuff Big Pharma shills constantly. I mean, when was the last time you watched a nightly news telecast that didn’t have commercials advertising the latest and greatest wonder drug to treat a disease or affliction that probably doesn’t even exist? “Low T,” for example, is that even real? Why do I need a pill for it? Can’t it be prevented or cured, like almost everything else, with a healthy diet and exercise?
Long story short, the drug culture that exists now is only going to get worse. As we become more dependent on government for our personal safety, so too will we become more dependent on Big Pharma (which will be subsumed by the NWO) to make ourselves healthy and happy. In short, we will become a global nation of addicts. As such, we will do just about anything our overlords want for a quick fix of whatever it is we’ve become hooked on.
4. Flesh Farms
In the near future, no one will hunt. Why? Harvesting a living animal will be considered a crime. Animals, it will be decreed, are entitled to certain inalienable rights, like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — a novel and bitterly ironic idea that will sound vaguely familiar to our descendants living under the NWO.
Yet, while animals are awarded all these rights, they lose the very thing that has kept them alive all these years: the tax revenue generated from hunters and gun owners. That’s correct. The vast majority of conversation efforts are funded by hunters and shooters. And as a result, the decision to kill hunting will ultimately kill all the wild game in our “forests” — which thanks to government geoengineering, massive deforestation, rampant pollution and anthropogenic climate change will be nothing more than small plots of land with a few emaciated trees.
It’s no matter, though, instead of meat, technology will be implemented to produce a meat-like substance in laboratories known as “flesh farms.” Basically, they’re test-tube steaks! It’s not really known how the NWO procures this meat (Soylent Green?) but it’s adequately spiced and artificially flavored so no one really raises an eyebrow.
5. The Rise of the Machines
Technological singularity is inevitable. Pretty soon, computers will have an intelligence that is not only superior to our own, but a cerebral capacity to create future systems that are increasingly intelligent. Couple that with the potential emergence of artificial consciousness and what we have is a recipe for the “Matrix,” as in that classic film starring the inimitable Keanu Reeves.
Crazy talk? Maybe, but if anyone or anything is going to take down the one world government, it won’t be the proletariat. It’ll be the machines. And, let’s face it, to preserve their own future they’re not going to want their subjects walking around with weapons.
Yes, the machines will disarm everyone. The human leaders of the NWO may conscript the proletariat to fight this new war, but because the masses will have become so drugged up, undernourished and hyper-dependent on government, they just won’t have any fight left in them. Machines will win the war, and win it convincingly. It’ll be the end of humanity.
The good news: in the future, we’ll all be dead. The bad news: without a means to defend against tyranny, citizens will be enslaved by the powers that be. But eventually, our enslavers will be enslaved by machines. What follows the machines? It’s anyone’s guess.
So what is the main takeaway from this article? Enjoy your 2A rights while you have them, because who knows what the future holds.