"Quite frankly, I think political correctness is the worst form of censorship. You're not allowed to speak your mind unless you're black, or unless you're a terrorist, or unless you're an Arab or a minority people. Then you can say what you like. But if you are like a lot of us you are not supposed to say certain things."
I know there are a lot of people who pay no attention whatsoever to events outside their own backyard. I feel like doing that myself, sometimes. It can be dangerous ,though, because things happening in the world can effect you, personally, in time.
Years ago I worked at a gun store. Bill Clinton, or "King William the Bastard", was President. It was the time of The Evil Witches, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Janet Reno. Younger people may not remember them but anyone who was a States Rights person, or a Second Amendment Supporter, will still shudder at those names.
There was then, as there is now, a big ongoing effort in Washington to deprive people of the right to own firearms in any way possible. The government drones knew they couldn't pull off a U.K. style "turn em all in" gig because Americans, unlike their British cousins, would not have trundled down to the Police Station in lock step to comply. The cabal in D.C. decided to do it in this country through "the death of a thousand cuts."
One of the things they passed into law was a statute that said if you had been involved in a domestic dispute, of any kind, at any time in your life, you could not own a gun.
On a nice Sunday afternoon, I had one of the local characters come wheeling in to buy a pistol. This fellow was a real, dyed in the wool hillbilly and his claim to fame was that he never watched tv, nor read a paper, because "nobody can make me do a damn thing I don't want to, so what does it matter what happens "down there." I think "down there" referred to Atlanta, which was as high up the political totem pole as he ever thought about.
When I ran his NICS check, he had been accused of "pushing" his wife 25 years before, had pleaded guilty and paid a $24.00 fine. No gun for him. When I told him, you never heard such yelling and cursing, most of it directed at me. I told him maybe he ought to reconsider his position that nothing happening "down there" could have any effect on him. My sympathy meter was pegged at zero, because low information voters like him are the bane of our existence. He was definitely "part of the problem."
The sainted Michael Brown had his funeral today. I watched ten minutes of it. During that time, one speaker said that on the day of his death, Michael was on his way to a religious gathering at which he was going to spread the word of God. Well, ok, maybe so. He just stopped off at the convenience store to liberate some cigars for the faithful, and took a little break in order to get high as a kite before delivering the word of God. I guess it could happen.
The next speaker said that "Mike Mike" had foreseen his own death, even as our dear Lord Jesus foresaw his, and that he had revealed unto her a vision of himself laying on the ground, dead, under bloody sheets. I decided at this point that the B.S. meter was getting pegged at "max" and switched the channel. Interestingly, although the real story of what happened is pretty well known now, and is not very flattering to Saint Michael, the fantasy of his being gunned down while fleeing with his hands up is still being promulgated by all the major news networks.
Then I saw a news segment on the beheading of the U.S. Journalist by ISIS. The commentator said that the murderer has been tentatively identified as a British citizen, a "rapper" by trade. The British government has indicated that if it is proven this individual did murder an American citizen, then they, the British Government, will deal severely with him, and might perhaps even go so far as to revoke his British citizenship. By God, that will teach those Moslems a lesson.
|What, they revoked my British citizenship! Those racist bastards!|
We do live in interesting times, just like the old Chinese curse .
"May you live in interesting times, and may you come to the attention of powerful persons."