Outside the Asylum
Richard Nixon is hardly lonely on the list of Presidents who lied. Lying wasn’t Nixon’s downfall; hubris was. Nixon forgot that the White House isn’t a palace, and Presidents are not kings. But he was neither the first nor the last to make that error. Witness the progress of the current Lord of the Oval Office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My refusal to bow to the insistence that ManBearPig is as real as actual stuff seems to elicit some red-faced tirades.Like any zealots, our Democrat friends get more than a mite testy when their dogma is challenged. Thus have I observed the newest epithet in the ever-growing liberal lexicon of hate: “anti-science.”
Those who find firearms and firearm ownership either uninteresting or appalling would be both mortified and surprised by the goings-on at a gun show. The rows upon rows of firearms and firearm-related accoutrement would mortify you, while the complete lack of hatred and shouted invective would surprise you.