Thursday, January 10, 2013

If you read nothing else today...


It’s a dark thought, we know, but we can’t help but think that horrific events like that which went down in Newtown, CT, are not music to a news channel producer’s ear. It’s the the post-election/lame-duck session dog days and who wouldn’t be up for an amateur hour gun-control debate?

We had our thoughts about what might possibly be the result of a suburban, white, middle/upper-middle-class progressive agenda but this guy states it much better than ourselves:

These are the psychological drugs of the 21st Century and they are getting our sons and daughters very sick, indeed.

As if to keep up with the unreality of media and technology, in a dizzying paroxysm of self-aggrandizing hype, town sports leagues across the country hand out ribbons and trophies to losing teams, schools inflate grades, energy drinks in giant, colorful cans take over the soft drink market, and psychiatrists hand out Adderall like candy.

All the while, these adolescents, teens and young adults are watching a Congress that can’t control its manic, euphoric, narcissistic spending, a president that can’t see his way through to applauding genuine and extraordinary achievements in business, a society that blames mass killings on guns, not the psychotic people who wield them, and—here no surprise—a stock market that keeps rising and falling like a roller coaster as bubbles inflate and then, inevitably, burst.

That’s really the unavoidable end, by the way. False pride can never be sustained. The bubble of narcissism is always at risk of bursting.

By the way, we're re-upping our membership with the NRA for the most obvious reason of all: it just pisses off all the right people and what better justification is there than that?


Anonymous said...

None, sez I.

Hitting up my first gun show down in Towson tomorrow.

Doo Doo Econ said...

I have been considering the gun debate and something dawned on me. The executive order banning guns has created a wave on talk radio when both hosts and callers are "up in arms" over the trampling of our civil rights and political system, literally.

Personally, my life would have ended in a world war verse the soviets if not for President Reagan. It has all been gravy since, and I am willing to die to protect the constitution.

However, the pullout of troops from Afghanistan will coincide with the implementation of any anti-constitutional action by the Obama administration. This provides the capability to deploy battle hardened troops against the public to enforce the confiscation of guns without facing wars on two fronts.