Guns: a Progressive point of view.

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Few in this group are old enough to have any but fleeting, mythological memories, of how all this “gun control will halt violence” business came about.
 
It is rare that great age can be seen by the bearer as advantageous, but in this case, well then, there it is.  I am old enough to have far more tactile and far, far more than fleeting mythological memories of the birth of the gun control industry.
 
Jack Kennedy, the most, ferociously, conservative President of any of our near lifetimes, was an active member of the NRA and proudly said so on many occasions and had a rifle presented to him in the Oval Office by that group not long at all before Jack was himself gunned down with a different sort of rifle.
  
Jack’s political agenda during his all too brief tenure was pithily and blessedly concise:
John F. Kennedy : Today, we need a nation of Minutemen citizens
 
Kill Commies abroad and cut taxes, most particularly so in the marginal brackets, here at home.
 
Jack Kennedy’s assassination caused great grief and, yes, public crying, I remember well.  Nobody would cry over the killing of a President today. 
 
Any of us old enough to remember that day in Dallas can visualize the minute by minute of that horrible weekend.
Harry S Truman
In those halcyon days, if one man shot another, you shot the guilty party, closed the case, went home and had a cocktail and full luncheon and felt both vindicated and satisfied.
 
That attitude regarding murder and what to do about it remains the overwhelmingly popular consensus in America today and always will do so.
 
Jack’s death is salient because in those days, what is called leftism, was yet a twinkle in the eye of the New York Times, a paper nobody anymore reads, except for jest.
 
I of course have not read the offered piece from that paper served up here because, the attitude of the New York Times is such that anybody here likely could have written the piece themselves, likely better written, although by most of us in mimicry.
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There was a common expression in journalism circles many years ago:
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“The New York Times:  Bad ideas, worse writing.”
 
It was later in the 1960’s, after the killing of Luther King, the Republican black rights standard bearer and of Jack’s baby brother, Bobby, an even more vociferous conservative than was Jack, but yet more so, irremediably ambitious, who had moved hard left, sensing advantage in the shift in the times, that the infantile ones began the drum beat to the tune of:
 
 “Guns kill people, get rid of guns.”
 
Perhaps if the left had something else, more modern, timely and worthwhile, to say about the subject than that, somebody might notice.
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 But the left doesn’t have anything else, or more modern, timely and worthwhile to say, save:
 
 “Goodness me, guns kill people, get rid of guns.”
 
And nobody will listen to the listless message of the left any more now than normal people ever have done. 
 
In fact, if there is a message being kicked around American households to do with guns today, it is likely this:
 
“Arm everybody in the house to the teeth because you are the only one who will have the chance to save yourself, your loved ones and others when the bullets fly…and fly they will.”
Harry S Truman
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
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      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
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      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

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      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      The escape commences…
       
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      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
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      The escape continues…
       
       
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      September, 1966
       
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      The Cathedral Latin School
       
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

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      Amen~~

       

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6 thoughts on “Guns: a Progressive point of view.

  1. The NY Times. It’s almost Cuba’s Granma, except for the jewelry stores, real estate, furs, organic grass-fed beef, champagne, exotic recipes complete with the travel arrangements, and stock prices. Somebody’s gotta pay the bills. The articles are about why the woes of Mother Earth is the fault of the excessive class. They crack me up.

    • I haven’t read that paper in over 30 years—give me a topic —any topic, and tell me to write an article for the Times and I’d gin out just the thing for them in 20 minutes—they are just so predictable–just like the Democrats….people ask me–what do the Democrats want and i say “MORE”..more of everything you have.

      • You’d have a terrible attitude all day if you read it in the morning. They write to break the spirit of good Americans and turn them into one of them. So of course, it is all propaganda with their paint-by-numbers terminology and preordained phrases. Now if only good wealthy people would go after the bad wealthy people… oh, wait, there is such a guy!!

        For better or worse, Trump’s campaign exists not merely as a knee-jerk reaction, but b/c of historic understanding of mankind. We want things fixed. A guy presents himself in such a way. This is a daring act. He is the guy, after the curtains are pulled, standing before the witch is melted with water by the defenders of America.

        I hate to use cliches, but you can’t make this sh*t up.

      • Even a savior comes with an opposing army. I doubt Herr H will roll over. She is tasting Eva Peron so bad, she will stoop to conquer. The media will have its best year on record. Let’s hope it won’t be a let down for us.

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