Ben Crystal Archive
Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.
Cartoonist Jack Ohman thinks the tragic fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, was caused by a lack of government bureaucracy. So he depicted Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has been enthusiastically recruiting businesses, as luring people to their doom in a fiery explosion.
How do you say "dereliction of duty" in Russian? The Carter exemption. And (un)happy birthday, cop killer! All this — plus — Lord of Rings, Chicagoland style! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
If Stephen King, Dean Koontz and William Peter Blatty were locked in a room with a laptop, the collected works of Edgar Allen Poe and a truckload of Bogota, Colombia’s finest nose candy, I’m not sure they could come up with something quite as horrifying as a regular business day at the abortion clinic and house of horrors run by accused murderer Kermit Gosnell.
If the definition of insanity is indeed repeatedly doing the same thing while constantly expecting different results, then the islamofascist bombing of the Boston Marathon and the aftermath thereof offers lessons aplenty on the cycle of insanity in which our Nation now finds itself.
Liberals are actually disappointed the Boston bomber’s not a “White American.” It’s Obama’s favorite subject. And: oh, no! Poor Joe! All this, plus: MEGAQUILLIONS! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
It’s always difficult to pen a column in the wake of a nightmare like the Boston Marathon attack. I could rhetorically bellow at the top of my lungs. But any shrieking I might do would be wasted. The victims have bigger worries. The perpetrators either don’t care or enjoy the effect. And life would go on.
The “low-information” set (loafers) present outrageous statements about guns as irrefutable facts. Of course, not one of them is true; but damn it, you gun zealots, we’re talking about children’s lives! Besides, liberals have no compunction about fudging the facts when it comes to politics.
And McCain shall lead them. Obama grooves in the graveyard. And where’s Weiner? All this — plus — Out, damned spot! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
The scene is a secluded alleyway in a large American city. The characters are a gangbanger and a black-marketeer. The plot revolves around an illegal firearms purchase. The gun grabbers have made it difficult, if not impossible, for law-abiding citizens to buy guns; but that doesn’t stop the criminals.
To the best of my recollection, sometime in the 1990s, the corporate media welded “gun” to “violence,” creating a rhetorical Frankenstein’s monster. With the exception of former Attorney General Janet Reno’s occasional combat operations against her fellow citizens, anytime a firearm featured into a crime, “gun violence” was blamed.