12.05.15

Locked Groove

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Extremism at 3:54 pm by George Smith


Shove it in their faces.

Three years on, almost to the day, and gun massacres are the US of Fail’s locked groove. Of all angry white male America’s obsessions, hoarding ridiculous amounts of assault rifles (sanitizingly referred to as “long guns”) and ammunition is about the strongest. So powerful, it scares the civilized world.

Growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania, my neighborhood had many gun owners. No one in my family owned one but I didn’t have a problem with anyone who did.

Four decades on, that’s all changed. News stories that reported gun background checks through the roof on Black Friday show the expanse of the raging white gun nut revolt at everyone else’s expense. Now everyone expects gun sales to explode after a massacre. The people in this story on the front page of the New York Times aren’t your friends.

They’re the enemy, a collective hive mind that’s insane.

“It is all part of a weapons boom that has been building for weeks,” reads the newspaper.

And the people behind it look in the mirror each morning and never see the nuts person staring back at them. Nothing reaches them except twisted alarms and stories inspiring them to buy more.

So, by all means, go, go, go to more gun shows. Buy more. Say you’re afraid, real afraid, to reporters. Make a “political buy,” just to show your solidarity in defiance of the president, the “gun grabber” who’s never actually grabbed any.

I’m glad I don’t know any of you. You have an incurable mental illness. And if, by chance, I bump into any of you in the future I’ll cut you a break and silently go the other way.

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous said,

    December 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Yesterday, I heard that Jerry Falwell, Jr. asked his students to obtain CWP so the next Great American Massacreâ„¢ can be thwarted by pistol-packing Bible-believers.

    I wonder if the insurance underwriters for the campus are going to either cancel or raise the premium? Because when guns are present:

    1) Increased self-inflicted gunshots

    2) Increased lethality of suicide attempts (on and off campus).

    3) Increased deaths as a result of “crime of passion” such as heated arguments, relationships gone bad, etc.

    4) “Friendly Fire.” During the high stress of a mass shooting–how does one tell which student is the “killer” and which is the “defender” when someone pulls out their gun in self-defense?

    5) And what is a student goes nuts because of the access to a weapon? (See 4) above.)

    Watching the leader of a “Christian” college cry out for guns to preserve the peace is a classic example of syncretism gone wild. That it is demonstrative their faith in Jesus isn’t working, and rather than work towards trying to reduce the violence, they’ve decided that guns are the only answer.

    Which is to say, they’re engaging in idolatry.

    Kind of a fail in both the Hebrew & Christian Bible–“Thou shalt have no other Gods before me”, and all that.

    But hey, this is America, and we’re exceptionally exceptional.

    [I can’t seem to upload this on Google Chrome after two tries, so I’m trying to Mozilla Firefox instead].

  2. anon said,

    December 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve backed away quietly, rather than begin an argument with some stranger in my day-to-day travels.
    I did a search on “gun ownership in America by race,” and got this page, which purportedly uses ATF survey numbers.

    http://www.project.org/info.php?recordID=68

    Readers can click through the various breakdowns on the top left of the page and draw their own conclusions. My take says that if someone owns a gun or several guns, that person is pretty likely to fall into these groups.

    White race
    Lives in rural setting
    Has a lower level of education
    Has a lower annual income
    Tends to vote Republican, or claims to be “independent” politically
    Older respondents are more likely to own multiple guns

    In conversations with gun owners (who fell into those groups), they have sometimes admitted to being in less-than-ideal financial circumstances.
    I never understood but never asked why they would spend their money on a gun instead of moving to a “safer” neighborhood or saving the gun money for something else.

  3. George Smith said,

    December 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    If you were getting an database error message, it’s on my host’s side, not your fault. They have a server that throws 500 errors intermittently. It screws up my apps too.

    Buying of guns as idolstry. I buy that. It’s their God, one of them, anyway.