“Given the same ubiquity of guns, wouldn’t the most productive question be what, if anything, has changed since the 1960s and ’70s? Of course it would. And a great deal has changed. America is much more ethnically diverse, much less religious. Boys have far fewer male role models in their lives. Fewer men marry, and normal boy behavior is largely held in contempt by their feminist teachers, principals and therapists. Do any or all of those factors matter more than the availability of guns?”
And although the Virginia Beach killer was a black man, most of the killers have been and continue to be white men. There’s a question right there.
“Over in Seattle, in the midst of a debate over juvenile justice, a city-council member invoked his ‘Republican friends’ as a symbol of the broad-based agreement that incarceration policies need to change. One of his colleagues, Kshama Sawant, snapped back with the proud declaration that she didn’t have any Republican friends. The crowd cheered.”
Well, you would expect that in Seattle, lefty-city, after all. Or watching CNN, something no sentient being could do for long. So I’m not sure Dennis Prager’s notion of a cold civil war is justified. More like David French in National Review talking of a pending divorce. Either way, though, it’s not a happy future to be foreseen.
Via National Review
Another good idea from radio talk show host Dennis Prager:
“We should missionize for the American Trinity (Liberty, In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum) as least as passionately as the left has missionized for its antithesis — Egalitarianism, Secularism and Multiculturalism. Or we will lose America as we have always known it.”
Surely we can defeat this latest collection of isms. It’s that or become the Peoples Republic of Minority Interests, in addition to being a high-tax, high-unemployment welfare state with intrusive bureaucrats at every turn.