April 5, 2012
I’ve gotten to the point where I vote simply because I’d like to have SOME opinion. I tell myself the guy or gal I vote for will be better than the others, but as time goes by, I am more and more convinced that the reason politics are what they are is that the masses have not realized how utterly ridiculous the current system has become.
You want everything done wrong? Vote Republican. You want nothing done or everything done wrong? Vote Democrat. It’s as simple as that.
The Republicans, though, hold a certain hatred in my heart. Oh, sure, the Dems are spineless and rarely get stuff done, even when they control both houses and the presidency, but when they do something right, they repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and Obama’s got more than a few successes under his belt for liberal causes, so I’m willing to tolerate them.
Whatever the average voter on the street may think, the party is made up of rich men who wish to destroy the social infrastructure of our country, and no matter what they claim, they don’t really believe what they preach. It’s a power play. Know how I know?
The GOP wants to ban guns. But they can’t.
The Republican Party is going to hold its convention in Tampa, Florida, this year. It’s the same state where Trayvon Martin was tragically shot several weeks ago, and while a show of sympathy in the form of asking people to keep their guns at home would be nice and welcome, they can’t do that? Why?
What CAN they ban? I quote…
The list runs from air pistols to water pistols and also includes items such as masks, plastic or metal pipe and string more than six inches long.
Let that sink in. They can ban water guns, string, masks, pipes, and STRING. Did I mention the string? When it comes to defending themselves, the GOP banned everything but things that might actually cause deaths. Why not just make it mandatory for people at the protests to carry guns? Isn’t that the party line? If we don’t ban guns, everyone will be armed and no one will get hurt. Isn’t that it?
Of course that’s the line. And it smells like last season’s fertilizer.
If they really believed gun ownership curtailed violence, they would not have a problem with guns at their own events. That’s not what happened. They don’t want guns there because they think guns will make the place unsafe. Which is, if I may, completely counter to their propaganda in the last few years.
If you’re going to be crazy and expose crazy theories, at least stick to them. Guns are dangerous tools and, yes, we have a right to own them, but if you’re going to claim that pieces of string and water guns are dangerous, you can’t possibly claim actual firearms are harmless.
And now, a little music to ease us all into Friday.