Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The airwaves are blanketed with endless wall-to-wall coverage of the school shooting up there in Connecticut, and predictably they come straight to the wrong conclusion. Guns are not responsible for the shooting, any more than spoons are the cause of obesity.
I put out there on Twitter that the solution to school shootings is to arm the teachers. Oh man you should have heard the hue and cry that caused, especially from the Brits and the Aussies. I'd like to point out that the famous UK gun control laws never kept the Irish from getting their hands on guns; military assault rifles, belt-fed machineguns, pistols, you name it the lot.
I have pointed out that arming the teachers is what works in Israel, and it worked in Kenya during the Mau-Mau uprising. A reader pointed out that this probably wouldn't work in the United States, however, because the majority of teachers are pointy-headed politically correct spineless Liberals who can't even control their own emotions; totally unsuited to handling the responsibility of providing armed security.
Fine, I said. The Sheeple are bleating something must be done - so hire more sheepdogs, like me. There are plenty of level-headed ex-military types like myself around who would love to pick up a little extra pay on the side. All you have to do is get the Sheriff's Dept to deputize them and that takes care of all your legal and litigation concerns, and you've got a solution to the situation.
Of course, that makes too much sense, so instead they will continue their drive to disarm the law-abiding citizenry. This is what we get when the Moron Class wins elections.
The best analogy I have heard so far comes from an email to Rush Limbaugh, which he read on his show yesterday:
I have not watched a second of news on the school shooting over the weekend, mainly because seeing the reporting makes me cry and unable to do much else. But I'm tuned in enough to know that once again the American leftist culture is forcing us to collectively look at the wrong reasons for the problem, and as such, we will never be able to come to grips with it, much less find a solution. What do all of the public shootings in the last years have in common? They were all done by young white males who were from upper middle-class families. The problem is not guns. That's the easy shiny thing that the liberals flash in front of us so that we don't look at their failed political agenda.
The problem in America today is how we have treated white boys for the last decades, and it all has at its root the unrelenting liberal political agenda. Boys have been pushed out of two of the most important activities: school and sports. In an all-out effort to convince girls they can do anything a boy can, schools have ignored the natural needs and learning traits of boys and forced them to learn like girls. Fewer boys are going to college, in part because they're being pushed out by a feminist agenda in education. We have rushed to dilute the energetic aggressive aspects of the male species by drugging them as children and chickifying them at every turn.
We allowed our young boys to play violent murdering video games. These types of games are the same ones the military uses to train soldiers. But they are being played by very, very young kids in dark rooms all over the country. You want to ban something, ban those. We have overlooked the devastating effects on all children of not having a father in the house. And we have ignored and not helped boys with their mental illness. We've hyperventilated endlessly over girls and their eating disorders, image issues, self-esteem, sex, blah, blah, blah, but we have most totally ignored the mental challenges that boys face.
The above was written by a female listener of the Rush Limbaugh show. I'm putting it out there because I agree wholeheartedly - I despise those military-themed violent video games, and I'm a soldier by profession.
If we are to ban anything, let us restrict the video games which are exactly what this woman calls them out as: military training to produce mass casualties. They have utterly no socially redeeming value whatsoever, they celebrate wanton violence and killing, and the results speak for themselves.
Posted by STORMBRINGER at 16:01