You Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee

 

 

“refugees” atop the U.S. border fence

A caravan of supposed and alleged “refugees” has spent the last few months winding its way through Central America and Mexico in order to cross the border of the United States. A group of American lawyers, through the traitorous “Pueblos Sin Fronteras”, is responsible for organizing and funding this invasion, with the help of the Mexican government. Contrary to the never-ending depositing of fecal material done by the Media, this “caravan” is not made up of women and children nor is it a collection of victims of American Oppression. This is nothing more, and nothing less, than more of the same global Establishment’s efforts to continue to flood the ignorant and spoiled America with more 3rd world dependents…..that will vote and lobby for the same corruption they are fleeing.

Take a look at the image heading this essay. There they are, sitting atop the dilapidated fence that serves as the United States border. What is that they’re waving, you ask? Why, that’s the Honduran flag. When perusing the opinion pieces that pass for news these days, I see a common theme that’s not commented on. Here’s another picture of another heroic “refugee” crossing into the U.S…..have you noticed that, again, you see what can only be described as an adult male proudly draped in……….you guessed it, the Honduran flag? Weird.

(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Color me confused…..but this doesn’t match the narrative I see and hear daily from the Media. I hear about women and children abused and tortured by their country of origin…….desperately running for their lives into the U.S. in order to seek “asylum” and, you guessed it, “do the jobs that Americans just won’t do”. Once again, and this seems to be the case on literally every issue, politicians and media are saying and reporting lies and fantasy, specifically formulated to get an emotional reaction from the moronic American public. “Don’t believe what you see”, they say……..it’s all about “the children”. What a great trick the progressive Uniparty has pulled off in the last two decades…….fostering and fulminating a millions-strong foreign invasion of an uneducated and unassimilated horde that embraces government tyranny and a welfare check. The best part of this trick is the significant portion of the actual citizenry that have fallen for this con. They’re on Twitter, Facebook, and internet forums patting themselves on the back and calling anyone who disagrees with them a white supremacist. It really is quite something to see half of the people who will suffer from this invasion hatefully advocating for it.

I have questions for these “refugees” and their American advocates……why can’t you change the government and political landscape of your country of origin? If the culture and country you are fleeing is so murderous and horrible, why do you proudly and arrogantly wave its flag? If you love America’s “land of opportunity” so much, why have you not attempted to learn its language, laws, and customs? When did asylum become a “right”? And if it is, why is it only a “right” for soon-to-be burdens on the State that make their way to a land crossing into the U.S.?  Is there any group, from any country, that doesn’t have a “right” to asylum? Is there any limit to the number of, or type of, “refugees” that have this newly found “right”?

This is part of a larger movement to permanently change the make-up and electorate of the United States. It has been under way for a couple of decades now, and it has been completely successful. The combination of historically ignorant, narcissistic, and virtue-signaling American citizens and culturally ignorant, narcissistic, and entitled foreign invaders has worked its magic like a charm. Would you like to know what would make me believe, and even support, these “refugees”? Instead of the clenched and raised fists, the hateful faces spouting lawyer-trained talking points, and the proud waving of the Honduran flag while angrily refusing the language and culture of the country they demand to enter ……………..imagine a hopeful and grateful group of families, desperate to embrace and assimilate into the land they hope to inhabit, their hands proudly clutching an American flag. Picture them learning and studying the culture, customs, and language of their desired new home during their long trek…..ready to become proud Americans while rejecting the tribalism and tyranny of the country they came from. Now that would be something, wouldn’t it?  If you think that’s a crazy idea, then maybe you can tell me which one of the pictures below is most assuredly not like the other.

Italian Immigrants early 20th century

Central American immigrants early 21st century

 

 

” Listen, it doesn’t really matter to me…..you believe what you want to believe…..” – Tom Petty

 

 

 

 

 

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Fool Me Twice

Once again, if you believe what the Establishment is selling, the Assad regime in Syria has “gassed its own people”. In my opinion this is probably total hogwash. Assad is many things…..but suicidal? Again? This has happened before, and guess what? It always seems to happen right when the Western World is tired of being involved in Syria’s civil war. It also seems to happen after U.S. neocon politicians make a visit there, or make threats about what will happen if we leave. Something doesn’t smell right.  Are we to trust and believe the evil creatures that populate America’s “intelligence agencies”? You know, the people who tried to overthrow an American election, and when that didn’t work, an elected president? Are we to believe the heinous Assad regime? The Russians? The Israelis? None of the above, thank you.

I don’t care what you think about Syria, or how awful Assad is. Before this “war”, Islam and its Sharia barbarism was not the law in Syria, a rarity in the Middle East.   In fact, since America’s intelligence agencies can’t be trusted….and guys like John McCain – the leading proponent of military involvement – definitely can’t be trusted……it is folly to make any determination about Syria. In five years of discussing this topic, I have yet to find anyone – hawk or dove – that can explain to me how its any of the United States’ business. Besides, in case you missed it, the U.S. loses it’s proxy wars with Russia, which is what we’re discussing. Vietnam, Korea…..how’d they work out? Are the Vietnamese free? Are the North Koreans? I guess you could make the case that South Korea is doing awesome….but why? Could it be the safety, security, and billions of dollars that the South Koreans enjoy at America’s expense? Call me cruel, but I get tired of seeing glittering cities bought with American lives and tax dollars while the cities of the United States turn into fetid wastelands.

It would be laughable from a disinterested distance. The U.S. sends billions in aid and arms to assist invaders in Syria and foment a civil war…….while it enjoys open borders and a foreign invasion numbering in the tens of millions to its own shores. Under that logic, maybe Syria should be arming and supplying South and Central American illegals as they occupy and alter the landscape of the United States. Maybe Syria should fund the caravan of future California voters headed to the States. Who knows, maybe they are.  And why not? Are we not involved in the same thing around the world? If you don’t think so, then I have some bridges for sale.

Syria sucks. It’s sad, really, when you look at the role it has played historically throughout the millennia. Truthfully, the same could be said about Lebanon…….a place, like Syria, that was ruled by a moron and murderer……but a comparably reasonable one compared to the Caliphate. Did we learn nothing from Iraq?  When one ponders these things, they are left with the question: Why are we involved? Whose side are we on? Are the machinations of people with whom you have no involvement with, in their own nation, our concerns? Would we find it acceptable for another nation to play a role – much less a direct military one – in our affairs? If California seceded from the United States…….would you accept their reinforcement from a hostile and nuclear China?

The sad truth is that tragedies happen the world over. We cannot expect to be the policemen of the world. The United States is overrun with its own invasion…..and in it’s own sort of civil war……divided between those that cry for restricting Speech and Inalienable Rights, and those that stubbornly cling to them. Between those that want truth, transparency, and representation….and those who lie, cheat, and steal in pursuit of their ends. We have plenty of problems to deal with, and plenty of unrest here at home. I have looked for a reason to go “fix” Syria instead of ourselves……and I can’t find it.  unnecessary and unproductive foreign wars undertaken by Empires on the brink of collapse are the disastrous stuff of history and legend. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling a war in Syria.

“It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled….” – Mark Twain

I Don’t Need Your Civil War

( I first published this column in June of 2013…..when it comes to Syria, what has changed? – Wes of The Empire 04/08/2018 )

Okay, let me get this straight. On another continent, thousands of miles away, there is a country in the midst of an ongoing civil war. And we need to do something about it. Really? Why?

I love history. I am fascinated with the rise and fall of civilization throughout the ages, and also the way our knowledge of the events that have transpired seems to be ever-changing. This amateur hobby greatly affects my interpretation of current happenings. Rome often went to war…. but I can’t recall the instance where it went to war for nothing. It was for gain. Gain of precious metals, land for expansion, influence, captives, or even to increase your resume – sometimes all of these at the same time.

But why does our Republic go to war now? In fact, regardless of the sheepish bleating of the Michael Moores of the world, we haven’t gone to war for any good reason in over 60 years. And if you think our recent escapades in the middle east were for “Big Oil”, check the price of gas. I’m at the point where we should at least have cheap, plentiful fuel in exchange for the lives and limbs of American servicemen and women. At least history would record the reason for our decade-plus conflict as a practical one.

So here we are. Once again an American president is sitting next to a Soviet, oops… I mean Russian, leader, contemplating going to yet another proxy war with the land of the Tzars. If I remember correctly, we haven’t won one of those. I wish Rambo did exist, and with a tank-top and an M-60 machine gun he could single-handedly vanquish our foes without recieving more than a flesh wound, but he doesn’t. Vietnam sucked, and Korea was at best a stand-off. Maybe if we enslaved, oops…there I go again, I mean, conscripted millions to throw themselves against the Communist Hordes we would have had a better outcome.

When I look around me, I don’t see a populace ready to suit up and watch their buddies get turned into strawberry jam by an exploding IED. Not for some vague concept of policing the world or spreading “democracy” to people who wouldn’t recognize it, and if they did would reject it. The only people I do see ready to throw more Americans into the grinder are in D.C.. I’ve been watching McCain trundle in front of the cameras to tell me how important it is to not mind our own business. He’s fighting harder to get us into a third middle eastern conflict than he did to win the White House.

Oh, and I left out an important fact….. we’re freaking broke. America needs to be ordering off the Dollar Menu, not adding billions more to its bar tab. Here’s an idea…. let’s rebuild our own infrastructure before we blow up and rebuild someone else’s. Besides, we evidently are already going to send the “rebels” ( probably Al Qaeda-types ) some really sweet guns to use on us….oops, this is becoming a habit…. I mean on the bad guys. I seem to remember that every time we arm “freedom fighters”, they end up using those weapons to fight our freedom. Besides, maybe Egypt can send in all those brand new state-of-the-art fighter jets we sent them.

Truth is America cannot afford, in money, reputation, or willpower, to engage in another nation’s civil war. And judging by the look on Putin’s face while sitting next to our Fearless Leader, he knows it.

The Centre Cannot Hold

What a truly historic event. The government of The United States decided, while in massive debt, to spend another 1.3 trillion dollars by October of this year. Regardless of the reasons, this is just another catalyst on our journey towards a very dark horizon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a conservative Republican that thinks this amount of spending is worthy of a case of the vapors……..nor am I a celebratory Democrat – patting myself on the back for pissing away enough dollar bills to build a stairway that goes more than a quarter of the way to the moon (*Wired.com 9/02/11). What I am is tired.

It’s incredibly disconcerting to think of the state of affairs, in virtually every instance, that we in Western Civilization find ourselves in. I can find no historical reference for what I seem to be witnessing. I can find allegories and parallels that resemble our predicament…and they aren’t good….but none to the level of insanity that we now face. Greece, our true forbear, tore itself apart due to constant internal squabbling….even though it united previously against Persia. Rome fell after many centuries of prosperity…..due to apathy and the watering down of citizenship and it’s responsibilities ( sound familiar? ).  The Eternal City was sacked, illustratively by the equivalent of hostile “illegal immigrants”. But what we see now is different. We are living in the greatest disconnect ever seen in human history. Our greatest achievements may also  be our undoing, as the global age of technology has not done what people like Gene Roddenberry ( creator of Star Trek ) envisioned……namely ending human struggle and ushering in a kind of new Enlightemnemt……it has instead led to the most divisive, deceitful, and disconnected conglomeration of civilizations ever known. Tech is tearing us apart.

That’s why current events, and more importantly the spin and commentary I have seen surrounding them, are incredibly disheartening. I see many people playing the same, tired games where you hear the words “Republican” and “Democrat” in every sentence……..when it’s all a ruse and they – and we – know it. I heard Republican talking heads whining about how “unconservative” this all is…..when they know damn well a “conservative” didn’t get elected……..and when it’s their Legislature that writes and passes this crap. If by some miracle somebody like…..say, Ted Cruz, had been elected…..do you think he would have accomplished anything at this point, or would it now be Bush term #3? Don’t fool yourself, please.  I don’t think that President Trump was lying, or being disingenuous when he announced the spending bill. I don’t think his comments afterwards were insincere or stupid……I just don’t agree. I think he is perhaps unaware of the apathy and discouragement of the average person, and expects those who were moved in 2016 to be moved again this year. I think that is greatly underestimating our current conditions.

The Republican Party is dead. It was dead before Donald Trump ran for President, and it’s still dead now. The geniuses at all the Republican think-tanks said all along Trump wasn’t a “Republican”, and they were right. Republicans are lying, jelly-spine creeps that would sell their souls to continue their tyrannical positions in government…….all while claiming to stand for your rights……. while taking them. If the Republicans lose this year it will be because of their (most likely purposeful) failure to embrace national populism and individual rights, opting instead for their worn-out, and now exposed, two-faced agenda. Here’s the thing though…….The Democrat Party is dead. It was dead before Trump ran for President, and it’s still dead now. The geniuses at all the Democrat think-tanks said all along Trump wouldn’t be President, and they were wrong. But, like their counterparts, Democrats are lying, jelly-spine creeps that would sell their souls to continue their tyrannical positions in government….all while claiming to stand for your rights…..while taking them. If Democrats win this year it will be because they will lie and pretend to be Centrist Populists while lurching ever leftward, all with the help of a willing, CIA-controlled, Stalinist-Media.

Without intervention, or a unifying event, the United States will not survive…..at least not in any way you would recognize. We are slaves to personal social media that lies to us with government funds, and also to an unelected bureaucracy that spies on our every whispered word. We are divided between too many factions……..from Puritans to LGBTQQFF@++ non-gender-conforming-non-binaries. How do such opposing forces join together? Are we already like strong magnets at opposing poles, and there is nothing that can bring us together?

“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” – Arnold J. Toynbee

 

 

 

Trump Can’t Swim

You’ve no doubt heard the joke that if Trump walked on water tonight, tomorrow’s headline would read, “Trump Can’t Swim”.  Sadly, this is going to be the response of Mainstream Media regarding the latest news about “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un’s willingness to personally meet with the President of The United States. This will be the first time that the leaders of these two nations have met since the fateful, and still ongoing, Korean War. None of the talking heads, nor “foreign policy experts” that populate the Council of Foreign Relations and United Nations, have predicted that Trump’s “reckless” strategy towards North Korea would bear fruit, so what will they say now?

Last night, South Korean security officials delivered a message from Kim Jong Un to the White House, evidently in the form of a personal letter to President Trump. The message expresses a willingness to meet face-to-face, and to discuss getting rid of their nukes. Now, only a fool would believe that North Korea actually desires this outcome……and most likely this is another attempt to stave off any action by The West until they can achieve deliverable nuclear weapons…….but still, this is a truly historic demonstration of what’s possible when you don’t start from a position of weakness. The fact that North Korea even promised not to hold any more missile tests or nuclear testing until after the meeting is testament to how big a deal this is.

While Mainstream Media has been race-baiting, balkanizing, and “resisting”, Trump has been scaring the crap out of North Korea’s pampered Kim Jong Un. For over a year we have all been subject to the rantings of face lifted and botoxed jerks like Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, opening each episode of their broadcasts with “breaking news in the Russian investigation”, and then moving on to how Trump is going to cause the end of the world by insulting Kim and the North Koreans. Well, what’s happened? It turns out that the “Russian investigation” is an elitist fable, and that instead of war, the NoKo’s want peace. Not just peace, they went straight to nuclear disarmament.  In case you didn’t know, that’s pretty remarkable. Either they are, in fact, terrified, going broke, and on the verge of collapse……..or they are very close to duct-taping together an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Regardless of why the North Koreans want to come to the table, it still represents the idiocy and incompetence of the Uniparty Establishment over the last few decades. You could say that this is the main lesson to learn from the Trump presidency. In fact, it’s also the main reason you hear nothing but negative coverage from the press, and hear nothing but doom-saying from our aristocratic, elitist ruling class. See, you’re supposed to be one of them if you’re going to be in government. Without a Harvard/Yale law degree, and/or a pedigree from a ruling-class family, you’re not supposed to possess the intellectual capacity to make government work…….or to work in government. For decades we’ve been told by these “betters” that they have the answers…….and it turns out that they don’t. Worse, the answers they have come up with are exactly the wrong ones…….on literally every single issue. Take a look around you here in The United States….do you see the results of the rule of this enlightened class?

I’m sure that within hours we will see someone on television, probably CNN, saying that, in fact, this breakthrough with North Korea is owed entirely to……..wait for it……………Barrack Hussein Obama. I wouldn’t be surprised to see George W. Bush slither out from under a rock in Crawford, Texas to publicly, and loudly, proclaim “Thanks Obama!”.  We definitely will not be hearing about how restoring deterrence by calling the bluffs of tyrants has actually paid off, and there will certainly not be any discussion of how Trump’s approach to the issues facing Western Civilization is a worthy one. I mean seriously…….we’re just going to get immoral reprobates shouting at us about what an immoral reprobate Trump is. I hope Trump’s critics can swim……..otherwise they are destined to drown in the tears of their tantrums.

“….the fact that North Korea doesn’t know what to make of President Trump is one of the most powerful assets in negotiation you can possibly have. They knew Barack Obama wasn’t going to do anything.”  – Michael Malice, author of “Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Biography of Kim Jong Il”

The Thousand Pound Straw

Most of us have heard the phrase, ” the straw that broke the camel’s back”, right? It’s an adage that has been used for millennia to describe “a seemingly small or inconsequential issue, problem, or burden that proves to be the final catalyst in causing an overworked or overburdened person, system, organization, etc., to fail, give up, or collapse.”*. Well, if President Trump’s comments about gun confiscation come to legal fruition, then he has placed a thousand-pound straw on We The People’s backs.

It was reported in 2016 that Trump famously claimed that he could “shoot somebody…..and I wouldn’t lose votes..”. Since I am not a leftist, and therefore in possession of a sense of humor, I took that comment in stride, laughed, and moved on. I’ve done that with a lot of the more inane comments coming from the POTUS, as I think it important, and helpful, to hear directly from the Commander-in-Chief, especially in this crazy climate of irrational hate and “resistance”. I am not one of these people who talk about “comportment”, and being “statesmanlike”, as I don’t know what that means…..because those in government whom have supposedly possessed these traits have run the United States into the ground, and were private reprobates. Being aware of this fact has led me to allow Trump much leeway with his comments and behavior, because his policies have been mostly spot-on. Besides, with the incessant attacks on Trump it has been impossible to do much serious analysis about policy……instead it’s defending against irrational garbage like “white supremacy” and “fitness for office”. I usually prefer to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, as I realize it must be extremely taxing to have 90+ percent negative 24/7 press coverage, all while the establishment tries to destroy you and your entire family.

With all of that said, though…….the President’s comment that ” first we take the guns……then we do due process later…” is indicative of either a disconnect with who elected him, or of a desire to “do something” about guns when we should “do something” about our kids and the parenting strategies employed in their rearing. I get it, everyone is all in a tizzy about school shootings and AR-15’s…….because we have become a shallow, reactionary society. I’ve heard all about violent video games and music and blah, blah, blah…….when the actual root cause of our problems is failed parents, failed schools, failed curriculum, failed leaders and institutions, and sadly……failed and damaged young people for whom I do not hold out much hope for.

Western Civilization is being overrun by children. Not just by literal children, but by petulant, emotional children whom are inhabiting adult bodies. I don’t mean people, like me, who can be immature and impatient, or may make uncouth statements…….I mean people whose response to every single issue or event is governed by irrational, unthinking, emotion. Whether its “gender identity”, gun control, or railing against the supposed “patriarchy”, there aren’t many critically thinking adults involved.  All modern universities offer is the ability to dress up the ideas of idiots in fancy language. Rampant ignorance about human nature and actual history are the rules of the day. Maybe that’s why when I see a bunch of high-school kids telling me what rights I can or can’t enjoy, regardless of the traumatic events they went through ( How would we ever win WW2 today? Those were drafted “kids”, after all ) I tend to have a negative reaction.

My advice to the President is this: Stop listening to progressives and schoolchildren for your solutions to what is a societal parenting and education problem. We don’t need “gun control”, as there is less access to guns now than in the past……..we need “loser control”. If law enforcement wasn’t populated by politicians like Sheriff Israel in Parkland, FL. – and our bureaucratic systems weren’t bogged down with incompetent, unelected leftists that are impossible to fire, maybe we could trust a system that could identify nuts like the school shooter and the Republican baseball practice shooter before they act……but we don’t have that. We have a United States where half of the population is mindlessly ignorant and childlike, that demands virtue-signaling, dumb responses to tragedies, and a Justice Department dedicated to overthrowing an election and not preventing crime. Worse, we have a significant percentage of people who do not understand where our Rights come from. The Constitution tells the government what Rights we were given at birth by our Creator – whom or whatever you think that is – that cannot be taken away by that government. The Right to Bear Arms was not granted by our founding documents, just recognized by them. I would advise President Trump to keep that in mind when pontificating pandering to his enemies over defense of our Rights………as he cannot take away what God has given, and to try would be disastrous folly.

“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787

 

* -thefreedictionary.com

Wisdom Or We’s Dumb?

Out of respect for the families and victims of the Florida school shooting, I have not commented on the events of that day. After witnessing the disgusting displays of naked propaganda at the CNN “town hall” event however, the time for silence is over. Warning……I will not be handing out sympathy and understanding for the gross, scripted, and horrid statements made by some of the survivors and their newly found politician friends. The poor kids that survived this ordeal, and whom will deal with awful mental trauma, of course deserve empathy……but that sentiment quickly fades when some of those kids, and the parents that they are poorly served by, become useful idiots in service of a cynical political agenda.  The previous week has been filled with adolescent vitriol and immature, arrogant posturing, and I’m left with the realization that those pushing the progressive agenda are at best ignorant, and at worst………really, really, dumb. Where are the adults in any debate currently going on in the United States?

I really do hate to say any of this. It would be nice if the never-ending tantrum that has overtaken what used to be the “left” would stop, but since November 2016 the childish fits and machinations have grown ever-more-intense. It’s become very obvious that the “resistance” is to everything……and those participating in it can be broken down into two groups – clueless servants and their knowing masters. Sadly, the reaction to the most recent school shooting is further demonstrating this fact. All due respect, really…….but what thinking, adult parent would speak about gun control policy at a CNN propaganda event just days after losing a child? What thinking, adult parent would allow their child……whom had just survived and/or been involved in a school shooting……to speak politically and arrogantly at such an event? This whole debacle is indicative of a larger trend that has been gaining steam over the past decade, and we are witnessing the culmination of it. It’s the “kids are wise, innocent, and have the solutions to society’s most important issues” philosophy……..and it means doom.

In case you didn’t know, kids aren’t “wise”. Nor are they particularly smart. Sure, those of us who have kids love them and think they’re the greatest……but regardless of whether they have an 80 IQ or a 180 IQ, they are unformed, and incomplete, human beings. The failed and disastrous “self-esteem based” parenting strategies of the past 20 years are bearing fruit, and it’s rotten. What many people forget is that it’s not just the kids……it’s their parents. The parents whom have bought into this toxic and suicidal philosophy are responsible for the greatest failure – of educating and creating productive members of society – that has ever been known. The appalling stupidity of the modern American high school student is profound, and it can be singularly blamed on the decision to teach “self-esteem” and “activism” instead of critical thinking. The boring, yet productive, method of teaching facts, mathematics, and history have been replaced by instructing “victimhood” and entitlement…….and it’s not working.

The parent that mindlessly sends their kid off to public school expecting them to be protected and educated – without their input, concern, or involvement – is part of the problem. Another part of the problem is a school system mostly devoid of any ethical standards, discipline, morality, or even classical instruction. Activist schools hiring activist teachers only make activist students…….so why is anyone surprised at what we’re seeing? The question then becomes, “Why the instant, and crass, move to use this shooting as a knee-jerk motive for destroying the 2nd Amendment?”. Because the progressive left has no shame, and frankly, neither do some of these kids and their parents. The simple fact that until you’re out of your teens your brain is physically incapable of good decision-making is evidently lost on those calling for us to “listen to the kids”. Besides, as long as the U.S. globally ranks 17th in education and 2nd in social ignorance, I’d say it’s the “kids” that need to do more listening.

The police knew of the shooter, and had been called to his residence 39 times in the previous year. The FBI had been made aware of his online threats to become a “professional school shooter”. People knew he was screwed up, gathering weapons and behaving maliciously. The school knew of his problems, as he was expelled……with written communications directing officials to not allow him onto school property “with a backpack”. Is it the fault of an inanimate object that no one did their job, including the school’s armed Resource Officer, who cowered outside? Were any of the shooter’s fellow students part of a bullying problem, if so do they bear part of the blame? Banning guns will never happen in the United States, so what’s the goal and ultimate aim? What compromise or solution do these newly-minted Parkland Shooting Activists propose, or is it just an excuse to shout at the NRA and 2nd Amendment proponents? Is it the fault of violent video games, or the parents that allowed their kid to have access to them? Before you say I’m not willing to compromise on a possible solution, I’ll agree to the following: raise the age of purchasing a weapon to twenty-one years old……….and at the same time raise the voting age to the same.  Deal? I mean, it’s all about protecting the “kids”, right?

 

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” – Adolph Hitler