(As a bonus it’s also produced a bizarre pro Tsarist rant in Pravda: “This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar.” Now that a ballsy historical rewrite. I’m pretty sure a few million serfs and victims of pogroms didn’t feel all that “free.”)
So what’s the probable outcome of the gun control debate? Stricter gun controls around the margins and millions more packing heat and no one feeling any safer.
We can’t seem to actually talk about anything important. We always scream and condescend now. It’s unnerving. On one side the Alex Jones brigade freaks the eff out and threatens revolution from their basements and imagined compounds. On the other side the smug, liberal, I WILL CONTROL YOU IF IT IS THE LAST THING I DO hall monitors cackle at the “morons” from their media lounge chairs. Nice. Angry Freaks versus Imperious Lizards.
That is what it’s come to. Once again.
I wish people who wanted to hash out the hardest issues – no matter how difficult – would rise up. I believe they were once called leaders