The Simpletons Are Armed & Dangerous

I originally posted this in September. The final tally of mass shootings in the US for the year 2017 was 345.

Spooky Action At A Distance

idiots_with_guns_11“Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face — not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.” – Wayne LaPierre, NRA SpokesIdiot

 The above hysteria from the bespectacled, beak-nosed mouthpiece of the National Rifle Association is a perfect example of the recent Bizarro-World re-definition of machismo and masculinity.  Somehow, American men have been reprogrammed to believe that being terrified of every improbable calamity that could possibly befall them is proof of their manhood.  But since the typical pusillanimous American male isn’t frequently quoted in the press, how is he to prove to the world how manly he is?  That’s right: by strapping a firearm over his shoulder – preferably one with more fire power than he could possibly handle.

I’m sure I don’t need to cite…

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5 thoughts on “The Simpletons Are Armed & Dangerous

  1. Man, I should have scrolled back and read a DC entry every day. I’ve missed your depth of insight and the way you take the language we all speak and write and make it look … better.

    As for the gun issue, itself, you’re right. Well, almost right. I can’t agree completely with the first few sentences of the last paragraph, but I have a feeling that you wouldn’t argue my reticence. Somehow I still believe we can lift the 7 billion up instead of continuing to shoot one another down. There must be a path forward. There must.

    If not, if we can’t somehow become better humans, then we’ll have to do the other thing. We’ll have to take away some guns. Gasp. Yeah, I said that. We’ll have to make it harder for stupid Americans to shoot other Americans. Turns out the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy making sure he doesn’t have one.

    Fit that on a bumper sticker.

    Thanks for the gentle reminder, Paul. Even if it wasn’t entirely gentle. Then again, we need to be hit in the head with this stuff until we either get it, or our heads are too bashed in to hold a gun steady. Well, that’s a little extreme; I apologize.

    I wrote something new about it when it happened, this latest disaster. When you get a chance check it out. It prompted a lot of discussion, was the second most viewed post I’ve ever had, and got me 255 fairly interesting Facebook comments. Better still, my wife loved it. 😉

    Welcome back, my friend. I said this a little while back, and I was right:

    “What the world needs now is Paul Loughman.”

    I wasn’t wrong. 😎

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