reply to post by lernmore
"Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns..."
Well, that is either the funniest, or the sickest thing I have read in a long while.
lernmore, let's get one thing straight: I AM NOT on the 'warpath' against private, responsible and legal ownership of guns.
In fact....I hate to raise this spectre, but imagine the old West...NOT the Hollywood version, but the reality of the untamed and largely unlawful
reality of the expansion of the Colonials, across the Mississippi into the the 'Promised Land'(s) of the West.
Do you see yet? THIS is the reality....it is the REASON for the prevalent gun 'culture' in the USA. Not saying it's good, nor is it bad, it just
Let's examine this more fully....we Humans are not far removed from the higher Apes of our Planet. Yes, we are more skilled at manipulating
technology, but underlying our veneer of civilization we are mere animals. With all of the inherent emotional responses to stimuli, irrespective of
what our higher brain functions try to tell us.
AND, this is just not Americans...nor British, nor any Australian nor European....in fact, it carries through most rational Human Being, that the
basic concept is to live, and let live.
UNTIL we allow some radicalism, ANY radicalism, to interfere with the basic Human goodness and compassion for others.
BECAUSE, we have all been witness, I think, to how Humanity will come together in times of trial, to help one another. IT IS the ability to
communicate, and then infect another's brain with words and ideas, that leads to an individual's 'decision' to act against the common good, and
carry out the orders of some twisted concept that has been programmed in...whether by religion, or any other system.
'Word-of-Mouth'....it's an age-old concept, it pre-dated the printed word, of course, since the Printing Press wasn't even invented until circa
IF your Mother tells you something, then you BELIEVE it!!! Right?
BUT, what if what your Mother or your Father told you is NOT TRUE?!?
Hard to take, isn't it?
THIS is the dilemma, of lore. Again, prior to the printing press, stories were verbally handed down....few could read --- that was relegated to the
EVEN AFTER the printing press, there was much pressure to compel the illiteracy of the masses. Because, it's much easier to control the masses if
they can't read, nor write, nor understand the grander concepts....
Hence, we see what is being attempted today.