I was taken aback by this picture. I want to be somewhat controversial on this topic.
As a society, we have stopped thinking outside the box. In fact, it would seem that knee-jerk reactions are all the rage.
This picture and others like it were sparked by the Parkland shooting.
- Guns are evil. All firearms must be confiscated.
- Ooops knives are evil, all knives must be confiscated.
- Wait, trucks are evil nobody needs to drive a car.
- Ummm Rocks are evil we should grind them all into powder
- Err Ummm clubs are evil nobody needs a club.
The simple facts are that people can be evil so that is where we must begin.
I would have my students on day one of the class write their obituary. If you died tomorrow what would be on your tombstone? Why not write a will? Why not have a sense of reality thrust in your safety space world? You, my friends, are the future. Why not get a dose of reality?
Here is a dose of reality my pets. 13,206,482 people voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary. Why is that enlightening?
Bernie Sanders is a died in the wool socialist. This means that Thirteen Million Two hundred and six thousand four hundred and eighty-two people have no idea what socialism is.
In a nutshell, Socialism is Shared Misery!
Why is that fact germane to our discussion today?
Anyone who voted for this clown is either ignorant as a stump, has the IQ of a houseplant, or is so filled with hate that they would rather see the country fail than accept the will of the voters or…they are Russian trolls trying to destroy the country from within.
There can be no equivocation on this. If you are one of these 13 plus million people, please sit the hell down with a good history book and learn why Communism is a bad thing! Pick up a book on Stalin for starters.
I spoke with a college student when the primaries were happening. She told me she was voting for Bernie.
“Ok, glad that you are voting can you tell me why Bernie?”
“I like his message.”
“What about his message do you like?”
“He is for the little people.”
“Who are the little people and why do you say that?”
“He wants everyone to have free healthcare and free college.”
“Umm dear, that is socialism, we are a capitalist society, not a communistic one. Do you know what socialism is?”
“Um, wait let me look it up.”
“Go ahead, I will wait.”
Pulls out smartphone “cost $1000” and googles Socialism.
The look on her face was fascinating to watch as this is the first time she had ever bothered to learn what it was. College grad from a liberal arts college and had no clue what I was talking about.
Finally, she looks at me in the face and said. “We just want the good parts of that, socialism stuff.”
“Darling, there are no good parts of socialism. The elite run the country, and they take from everyone until there is no more to take, and then everyone but them starves.”
“That is not true, you just don’t like Bernie.”
“It is true, and I do like him. He is delusional, but I think he is entertaining and he might mean well, but I doubt it.”
The proof of his meaning well or not was made clear after Hillary rigged the election. His true self appeared when he allowed himself to be bribed with aircraft and houses to campaign for Hillary. His ethics were up for sale. That is the problem with most power brokers and politicians, they all have a price!
“Now let’s go back to the “I should be writing my essay and not my will.”
The problems today are not the weapons of choice, but the motives and the mental health of the perpetrators.
You, the essay writer, your generation spends more time on screens and video games than on writing essays. They certainly spend more time on texting and Facebook than learning history. Your level of ignorance on display; only highlights the facts that our education system is failing you, or you are willfully stupid.
When I see or read about people being triggered by history, I cannot help but wonder how much longer this country and others like it will be free. This outspoken mouthpiece for CNN and other media sources looking for ratings at the expense of any tragedy is also willfully stupid or under the control of the media who has an agenda.
You will actually need to go to the library and pick up books on history as the internet is malleable. When Wikipedia is the go-to source for anything information wise, they could write anything that they wanted.
Case in point I was in a bookstore the other day. There was this massive section on WARS. Looking at all the different titles and all of the histories in that section on how men kill one another over land or things or merely control of the masses, I was amazed at just how willfully stupid we are as humans!
Want some enlightenment, read about the early church.
- Power hungry.
- Were the spiritual leader.
- Were the schools.
- Were the government.
The early church was the power broker of the day. If you dared to have an opinion that was not in lock step with theirs you might very well be killed. You were not allowed to read or have a copy of the bible. An ignorant society is much easier to control than one that is intelligent and can think for itself.
During the days of slavery, it was illegal to teach a slave to read. Why?
Yes, we are using the Socratic method of teaching here. Think about it.
Multi-generations of wars and fighting with one another over just about anything and everything, you think that someone would have had more than a few neurons firing and figured out that diplomacy might work better than knives or trebuchets or swords, clubs, rocks and yes guns and cannons and other missiles and even poison gas.
In my novel Under Roswell, I talk about not letting the ship fall into any governments hands as they would undoubtedly use its technology to kill others. When we take each new discovery and figure out a way to weaponize it, you can quickly discern that it is not the gun or knife, but the heart of man.
My friend with the sign, pick up a damned book and learn why we have so many nukes pointed at our enemies, and why they have so many aimed at us. Peace through strength!
You can take away the guns and knives and trucks and cars and clubs but, as long as man has free will and he has motivation he will find a way to kill. Early man of 6 million plus years ago ate each other. Cannibals still exist in parts of the world today. Thier motive for killing is they are hungry. What will the motive be for the next mass murderer? He or she was triggered by some statue?
Laws only affect those that obey them. I know very few criminals who would look at that sign on your home or business that says Gun Free Zone and turn around if they intended to come in and do some nefarious act.
Much Love -TW