"We risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance"
- Rubén Blades

"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it"
- Art Buchwald

"It's getting exciting now, two and one-half. Think of everything we've accomplished, man. Out these windows, we will view the collapse of financial history. One step closer to economic equilibrium"
- Tyler Durden

"It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath, we shall hunt them down."
- Boondock Saints

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We're All Full Of Shit

This discussion has spiraled out of control and is circling the drain.  Both sides have given into irrational emotions and in some twisted form of a debating technique they take things to the extreme.  Your life is in less danger of be taken by someone with a gun during a mass shooting than the danger you face everyday when you drive down the road, passing other cars head-on anywhere between 35 and 65 mph.

However, given the performance of American's reading ability, this shouldn't come as any shock in a nation full of increasing ignorant lemmings that bask in the coolness of being stupid. 

And since it is now in vogue to use the state to enact a personal utopia, perhaps we ought to remember we have a Constitution.  Perhaps, we ought to recall the covert government operation to smuggle guns into Mexican gang hands which backfired and resulted the death of an American boarder agent.  Eric Holder still has his job and actually, the President even sealed the documents relating to Fast and Furious but everyone must have missed it while they drained their brains of intelligence watching horseshit NFL football or bullshit Reality TV.  Anyone else remember Tuskegee, Operation Northwoods, Operation Midnight Climax?  No, then read about it and get some perception.  The very organization you want to regulate your safety has done this as far from the public's eye as possible.  It is expected that most closed minded people will rationalize this away, maybe even try to degrade someone (or take an example to the extreme, [the pro-gun base never even mentioned, at anytime, something as ridiculous as giving a rabbit a gun]), to win an argument like the creative Editor and Columnist Michael Comeau from Minyanville.

To note, the picture sent to me from this very mature Editor at Minyanville was this.  And this is suppose to come from someone who is advocating gun control because he cares about other people?  This is a prime example of the problem in America, people think image has a direct effect on the weighting of the quality of someones thought or intellect that they bring to the table, it doesn't.

Apparently the Editor at Minyanville is so shallow he would discount Steven Hawkins merely based on his appearance and that's sad, it's almost a form of a mental health problem it would appear.  Is this how we want to have our population to behave, by judging the quality of someone's material based on their appearance, would you want to teach your child these values?  Is that the American values we want projected? 

Seems more like a personal motive as clearly he has no respect for anyone who doesn't share his view.  Again, expected behavior from a website that markets an image and doesn't traffik in factual material (hence the Zerohedge blast).

The mass of ignorance in America now far, far outweighs the intelligence, resulting in a disconnect between her "elected leaders" and the serfs the ruling class controls.  This is what is hurting us as a Nation.  We have become children full of extreme diatribe and think winning a conversation or debate can only be done by degrading and minimizing the other side. 

It is your responsibility to assume the risk of your life, not the States.  If you want to watch TV all day, go out drinking at night, and be promiscuous while acting like it's cool to not understand physics or the human brain, then you will be run the fuck over.  The point is to gain knowledge so your input can be of some value.  Most people absorb the perception that guns are enemy number one, leader of all things death related.

Consider this from the CDC, this next table shows the LEADING causes of death in 2011 in America:

Still nothing supports the notion that guns are a major National issue.  Yes we have had mass murders but the emotional perception doesn't trump the factual reality.  This entire debate right now has been hi-jacked and is out of the control of the people.  Any unity that is found on either side will only be to serve the purpose of special interests.  Most folks are so energized by emotion that their blinders come on when facts are introduced that suppress the high they had going because they were en-route to using State and Federal powers to bring about the appearance of some utopia where death only occurs naturally.  No one seems to have much of an opinion about our Soldiers dying so we can have octane under $4 a gallon and why should they?  Most American's are better apt to elect an American Idol than a President.

To be clear, I don't have all the answers.  The key here is that WE ALL recognize that any given time, not one of us knows more about this life than anyone else who came before us. 

Perhaps it's not the guns but like I hinted at earlier in this post, perhaps the issue is our school system that is stuck in the Industrial Revolution.  Perhaps if we all didn't pretend like we know everything because what most of us do know, has been stolen from other people that came before us.  We're all wandering through this, going,
  • #1 - "You know what you're doing?", 
  • #2 - "Yes", 
  • #1 - "Oh, I do, too. I know what I'm doing." 
  • #2 - "Okay. Good, then." 
But really no one has a fucking clue.  This constant lying, this effort to put for an aura that somehow we know what we're doing, is hurting us.  The extremes on both sides need to stop emulating Washington and the bullshit that streams out of that hell-hole of a cesspool of un-ethical, self-serving, conniving, thieving scumbags that in some twisted fucking way got the name of "political leaders".

This all comes back to education.  Gun owners know gun safety results from education and Anti-guns people want guns banned because of a handful of mass shooting that took place on school grounds, not realizing the worse school massacre was a bombing.

I leave you with this comment and the following videos and plead with you, dear reader, to be aware of the substance brought by you or anybody else to the debate:

"We risk becoming the best informed society to ever die of ignorance"