guncontrol

guncontrol

Stop the killing.
Stop the killing.

I got my dander up on this, not simply because of this most recent tragedy, but because of the overwhelming evidence that there is no proof that anything serious is being done to prevent recurrences of mass violence. I mean, how many times must this type of stuff repeat? Similar scenarios and such: some ‘over-the-edge’ person goes on a rant and goes after vulnerable people for whom going to school or the mall was a fatal choice, et cetera …

Look, if we aren’t going to do anything, do me a favor: just stop fking lying to me. STOP calling it “gun control” ’cause it’s so not. Our policy on guns seems little more than Russian Roulette: add in the factors of “healthy” firearm production, a willing populace intent on misuse, an inability to truly discuss the issue, other factors surely, and put them in the chamber and spin and most often we’re fine, but more than once, apparently, we’re not.

And just to think I was thinking Bob Costas was over the limit bringing a discussion of gun control in to the Belcher discussion on SNF (I didn’t hear it first-hand), but sure enough, life seems to prove itself out in the long run, because while some violence (access to guns, etc.,) just is not preventable, no one’s losing sleep over the Iraqi “Shoe Thrower” or nobody’s kid is planning a killing spree by taking “skipping” rocks to school.

… I used to believe that the kind of collective apathy we show towards the victims of gun violence was only reserved for people who die in the hood, but I have to guess again …

Boardwalk Empire vs. Downton Abbey: The TV War That Proves America Is Great

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… Similar thoughts about the value society places on work (and the people who do it) defined my thoughts, when I thought about the people who went shopping on Thanksgiving vs the people who had to work on Thanksgiving …

“…The German philosopher Walter Benjamin defined historical materialism as the awareness that everything beautiful comes at the cost of something ugly.”

Boardwalk Empire vs. Downton Abbey: The TV War That Proves America Is Great

Read more: Boardwalk Empire vs. Downton Abbey – TV and American Exceptionalism – Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/boardwalk-empire-vs-downton-abbey-14799496#ixzz2DqUctlV8