Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, June 19, 2015


It is hard not to look at the pictures of Dylann Roof and not see Adam Lanza.

But it's harder still to look at America and realize we won't do a goddamned thing to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.  We can deny the vote to felons who have served their time, but heaven forbid we do ANYTHING to keep guns from the hands of the insane.

And by labeling Roof insane, I don't mean to mitigate the political nature of what he did.  Mohammed Atta was insane, too.

As Jon Stewart noted: We will travel around the world to kill foreigners who MIGHT threaten us, but we won't do shit to protect our own citizens from the deranged among us.  We will drone-kill a wedding, invade Iraq and get involved in a Syrian Civil War on the HINT of a threat.

But tens of thousands killed every year by lunatics and criminals?  Whatever.

At this point, I have to think the Wayne LaPierres of the world are just as sick as the Dylann Roofs

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