Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The enemy within.
Last year in the United States 12,658 people were murdered, almost 2/3rds of them with guns. That is just a hair under three 9/11 disasters plus our five years of war dead in Iraq combined. (3000 + 3000 + 3000 + 4000 = 13000.)
Today's New York Times reports that in schools throughout the New York area the traditional fire-drill has been replaced by a drill on how to behave should your classroom be attacked by a gun-wielding sociopath. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/nyregion/25drills.html
One of the hallmarks of a fascist regime is the waging of perpetual war against a virtually unseen enemy. Think Stalin's Russia. Hitler's Germany. Bush's America. There are Al-Quaeda cells lurking round every corner that's why the TSA confiscates your toothpaste and makes you take off your shoes. Meanwhile, we are gunned down by our neighbors who "always seemed so quiet," who were merely exercising their 2nd Amendment rights to riddle innocents with death.
Posted by george tannenbaum at 9:41 AM