Saturday, December 15, 2012

More American Exceptionalism

We are exceptional at shooting each other.

We really do a good job of it.

Men, women, teenagers, children, babies--doesn't matter.

No other "civilized" country on earth can touch us in this regard. Sure, Somalia is close, but then they're not considered "civilized" now are they? No, they're savages.

Which raises an interesting question. When we lecture other countries on human rights how do we keep a straight face? And how do they not double up with laughter? "Hey Abdul the guys from the shooting gallery are telling us how to behave again!"

Go to the movies, go to work, go to school, go to the mall, go to the 7-11 for some skittles? You're playing Russian roulette.

Of course the plethora of guns in our exceptional society has nothing whatsoever to do with all of the people getting shot. That's just liberal, bleeding heart, nonsense. Ask the NRA.

Remember, "guns don't kill people, people kill people."

And crazy people kill people. And crazy people with assault rifles kill lots of people. Including children.

As that old crook Nixon used to say, "let me make one thing perfectly clear":  Anybody who thinks they need an assault rifle, or a machine pistol, and thousands of rounds of ammunition to protect themselves is insane.

And anybody who wants to argue for the rights of people to own these things is an accomplice to murder.

Of course, it's always easier to cry and light a candle, than to do something substantive.

Chances are that our exceptional Congress will offer no remedy. Too many of them, on both sides of the aisle, are scared to death of the gun lobby. And if our exceptional President dares to, he will be attacked by the ever ready staunch defenders of the exceptional Second Amendment.

Those true patriots who honestly believe, in those festering piles of horseshit that they call brains, that banning assault rifles and high capacity clips somehow infringes on their "rights".

So save some tears for the next senseless tragedy. Because there will be a next one, and one after that. So it goes. Forever and ever.

Because we are exceptional.

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