If you’re reading this, I guess the Mayans were wrong. Or maybe they were right and we’re still on the verge of the apocalypse. After all, it’s still early Dec. 21 in some places, and the “Long Count” Mayan calendar wasn’t a clock.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter when the “right” time to delve into so-called “gun control” has arrived. Once the smoke clears, we all step back into the rhetorical ring for another round of debate about what liberals call “gun violence” and conservatives call either “crime” or the lyrics to a rap album.
Soon after the details of Adam Lanza’s heinous and purely evil criminal actions at Sandy Hook Elementary School were revealed, Americans largely decided that the political conversations that would inevitably result should be held off until the small bodies of the vile murderer’s victims had at least been removed from the school. Now comes the blame game.
“It’s for the children.” That, in essence, is the crux of the new impetus to institute stricter gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week. In truth, politicians are playing on emotions — the emotions of a grieving populace — to advance their agenda.
What happened Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., doesn’t lend itself to easy expression. After all, the massacre which stole away the lives of 27 people, including 20 children, so exceeds the capacity of mere words that even remarks like “words fail me” seem trite and clichéd.
There have been many natural disasters in recent history that have required people to leave their homes in order to preserve life and safety. Most recently, the East Coast was forced to deal with Super Storm Sandy. So what makes an evacuation successful?
Societal collapse manifests itself in many ways. The clues are there for the discerning to see. Some signs make news headlines, though in a way that plays down their significance. Other signs aren’t discussed in the media.
During the course of the pitched battle Tuesday between union thugs and the people of Michigan, the Democratic Party tweeted its endorsement of the union thugs’ physical tactics: “There will be blood.”
Google, Inc. wants to keep the money it earns. In 2011, the company shifted about $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company in order to avoid about $2 billion in worldwide taxes.
Last week, word filtered back from the Mideast: Syria, normally a veritable Shangri-La, loaded chemical weapons into warheads for deployment against rebels in the civil war which has torn the land asunder and absorbed billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. What should the United States do?