Sunday, July 22, 2012


Greetings good citizen,

Outlawing guns will not stop the madness, we’d be just as safe if we outlawed insanity!

Which is to say you’d still face the same level of danger you faced prior to an outright ban.

And who ‘wins’ when only criminals have guns?

The criminals.

It staggers the mind to read stories like this one and have pundits react like a ban would have prevented it.

Don’t these FOOLS see what the ‘criminal class’ is up to? We’re talking a very fine line between stupid and corrupt here.

Either the pundits on the left are playing into the conservo-loonies’ hands by crying for a weapons ban or they are so corrupt they are parroting what they’ve been paid to say!

We’re talking a young kid here with equipment costing in the tens of thousands of dollars and nobody is asking how he got his hands on the MONEY?

Let me guess. He has a Really Big paper route…

But I digress… let’s take a look at the snippet showing us the (ongoing) destruction of our civilization:
That wasn't a question that Joe Sacco and I ever asked. It's absolutely imperative that we begin to understand what unfettered, unregulated capitalism does, the violence of that system, which is portrayed in all of the places that we visited.

These are sacrifice zones, areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. And we're talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed. And because there are no impediments left, these sacrifice zones are just going to spread outward.

BILL MOYERS: What do you mean, there are no impediments left?

CHRIS HEDGES: There's no way to control corporate power. The system has broken down, whether it's Democrat or Republican. And because of that, we've all become commodities. Just as the natural world has become a commodity that is being exploited until it is exhausted, or it collapses.

BILL MOYERS: You call them sacrifice zones.


BILL MOYERS: Explain what you mean by that.

CHRIS HEDGES: Well, they have the individuals who live within those areas have no power. The political system is bought off, the judicial system is bought off, the law enforcement system services the interests of power, they have been rendered powerless. You see that in the coal fields of Southern West Virginia.

Now here, in terms of national resources is one of the richest areas of the United States. And yet these harbor the poorest pockets of community, the poorest communities in the United States. Because those resources are extracted. And that money is not funneled back into the communities that are sitting on top of, or next to those resources.

Not only that, but they're extracted in such a way that the communities themselves are destroyed quite literally because you have not only terrible problems with erosion, as they cause when they do the mountaintop removal, they'll use these gigantic bulldozers to push off all the trees and then burn them.

And when we flew over the Appalachians, and it's a terrifying experience, because only then do you realize how vast the devastation is. Just as when we were both in the war in Bosnia, you couldn't grasp the destruction of ethnic cleansing until you actually flew over Bosnia, and village after village after village had been razed and destroyed.

And the same was true in the Appalachian Mountains. And these people are poisoned. The water is poisoned, it smells, the soil is poisoned. And the people who are making tremendous profits from this don't even live in West Virginia--

And good citizen, this reckless destruction is being committed by the same criminals who want to take your guns away!

If we were to propose that we take away their bulldozers you’d have a hundred capitalists braying about ‘communist repression’ that was ‘hobbling’ the ‘free markets’.

No talk of the destruction then, is there?

Which begs the next question, How can the ‘noise machine’ keep getting it so wrong?

And this is the major malfunction that devils us throughout our teetering society…the inability to ask the right questions

Even when we know we’re headed in the ‘wrong direction’.

Which brings us full circle with a question I’ve asked countless times…

How do we fix this, good citizen?

Is throwing our guns away the place to start?

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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