The Craziness Continues....
|The NRA likes me! They really like me!|
It was just one of those things
One of those crazy things
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings....
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write. I believe that two weeks without a single posting on this site has got to be some kind of record. The last piece I wrote, on 27 August, put me in such a dismal rage that I couldn't get in the mood to write anything. The fact is, I've been mighty depressed about the whole affair. "Shit happens", as they say.
A few days after writing the piece about the murders - on live television - of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, I got an envelope in the mail inviting me to take part in the "ALL NEW NRA SWEEPSTAKES". That's right, folks, in the wake of the tragedy of two weeks ago (and my reaction to it) some joker out there decided to put me on the mailing list of the National Rifle Association! Whether this person was trying to be malicious or merely humorous is hard to say. If it's the latter I can tell you that I do get the joke and appreciate it. It it's the former, well, thank you nonetheless. I take my material wherever I can get it, and I imagine that a monthly update from the NRA ought to be oodles of laughs. I look forward to reading them.
The "sweepstakes" was, in reality, a fundraiser. It contained a letter from that organization's very own uber-doofus, Wayne LaPierre, telling me why my very life depended on me being stupid enough to send him cash for my membership fee:
Remember, we're fighting powerful gun-hating politicians in Washington, DC and state legislatures....anti-gun judges....U.N. global gun ban diplomats....anti-gun billionaires....and the freedom-hating media-elite.
Their agenda includes nothing less than GUN REGISTRATION, GUN-OWNER LICENSING, GUN BANS, and other restrictions that all but obliterate our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Would someone please name for me even one "U.N. global gun ban diplomat"? He then goes on to plead for donations - anything from $25 to $100. The hideous old freak ends his little tirade by telling me,
Unless you and I stand together it's only a matter of time before we lose our freedom, our heritage and our American way of life....
PS: And please - even though joining NRA is not required to enter the sweepstakes - urge you to become a member of NRA at this critical moment in the history of Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
The gun crazies hate it when I do this, but here it is in its entirety:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Of course, two weeks after the first shooting homicide on live TV since Lee Harvey Oswald fifty-two years ago, the cold-blooded murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward are water under the bridge. No one's talking about legislation; no one is talking about righting this unspeakable wrong. It's like it never happened.
Go back to sleep, America.
A Change Is Gonna Come
by Sam Cooke
About a year after Sam consigned this eternal little gem to wax, on December 11, 1964, he was shot and killed in Los Angeles, yet another victim of America's insatiable appetite for GUNZ, BABY!
Sadly, no change is coming. Sorry.