This writer has never even fired a gun in my baby boomer years of existence. Although I do agree with most of the demands of these gun control advocates, a part of me doesn’t want eligible fellow citizens to be totally forbidden from owning any such weapon. Background checks, both for criminal and mental problems, are a necessity, as is not allowing many of the crazy sort of ‘Overkill’ weapons to be sold.
So, all in all, seeing those caring and committed young folks out there did bring some level of joy to me. However, we need them out there for a far greater demand: The pullback of this Military Empire before it bankrupts us all economically, morally and spiritually!
We have military personnel, many of them but a year or two older than many of yesterday’s marchers, who are occupying areas of the world we have NO business being in! Some of them have been or will be killed over there, while many more innocent civilians of those countries have been or will be killed by them. Enough already!
Do yesterday’s young marchers realize (along with their teachers, parents and relatives) that over half of their federal taxes goes down the rabbit hole of military spending? Do they realize that the cost of keeping one soldier in the Arab desert for one year (over $ one million) could pay for 20 teachers or school psychologists for one year at $50k each? Imagine if young Mr. Cruz had gotten the care he needed years ago, when he was screaming out to the system for mental help? Proper gun control may have hindered his search for a weapon, and may have not. Food for thought. Do yesterday’s caring and dedicated young folks understand that we have over 800+ military bases in close to 100 different countries, and enough nukes to destroy the world a thousand times over? Have these young kids gotten the proper teaching about 9/11 alternative theories (with a myriad of facts) to question the story that our government’s commission gave out? Ditto for our pre-emptive illegal invasion of Iraq?
Source: Daily Aftab
The mainstream , and even many alternative media feels safe to cover events like yesterdays.
Why? Well, it is of NO concern to this empire, so long as the focus of the protests is NOT directed at taking away the many lethal weaponry that our empire possesses and uses.
Gun control will do nothing regarding the hundreds of billions (more like a trillion) of dollars that is being spent by the Pentagon… and of course delegated to them by a compliant ‘bought and paid for’ Two Party political con job. Meanwhile, many of yesterday’s kids will have problems paying for their higher education in a year of two or three. Many of those same kids will, as adults, realize that they cannot get the proper health care coverage, or other parts of the once cherished safety net, because their localities just don’t have the financial funding that Uncle Sam used to send along to them… NO MONEY!!!