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  •  What do you think the South is now, or some (1+ / 0-)
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    sections of the Midwest.  There's a reason Southern senators want all that military presence in their areas, and it ain't just money. And why the military forces have been evangelically infiltrated. There are already people out there who are not only prepared to do what McVeigh did, but who are now doing it on a variety of issues. Remember Dr. Tiller, may the Good Lord take care of his soul. The fella who went after the Olympics.  What the language whippers are doing is trying to reach out to the really crazy to get one of them to do the work the crazies want done without risking jail to do it.

    And not a single one of them has any thoughts whatever about what the day after that will be like.

    •  Those people are all connected (0+ / 0-)

      Eric Rudolph (Olympic Park Bomber) to Shelly Shannon (Arsonist, Shot Tiller in Arms) to Scott Roeder - all linked throough the ArmyofGod.com.

    •  The extreme speech that incites and condones acts (0+ / 0-)

      of political violence is going out of fashion. Nobody is going to think violent white suprememers or anti-abortion killers who slaughter innocents is any less mentally ill than the recent murderer in Newton. The Texas repug congressmen who excused the guy who wrecked a plane into a building because an IRS office was in it, won't be doing that again. And if he did even Texans won't re-elect him. The political party that opposes reasonable gun safety will pay a price for it. The next slaughter is less than a year away, probably before the next mid term. Sandy Hook has broken the fever, Americans are going to start being clear headed about state of the art military small arms on the streets of our communities. More people want freedom from gun nuts with assault rifles than want the freedom to live in a society where you have to be armed to the teeth to take your kid to school or go to a movie.

      There will be no war to stop reasonable gun safety laws. Maybe a stand off or two with man child militia beer bellies, but not anything like a war.

      I do hope I'm not wrong about this.

         

      •  They don't need to go to war (0+ / 0-)

        all they need is lobbyists, along with the Republican majority in the House, to ensure defeat of rational gun control measures. It's hard to say yet whether there will be a political price to pay for those who oppose gun safety...the sad fact is that those who care about children's lives are far less politically engaged than those who care about having guns. That will have to change before any kind of real gun control can happen.

        "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

        by Alice in Florida on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:35:37 PM PST

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