From my Writing Room
Copyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr
There was an entire political clique standing in the front row at yesterday’s press conference in Texas after the mass murder of school children the day before. Almost all of them are gun lobbyists who receive large donations from gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association (NRA) to provide for “laws” that make crimes like yesterday in Uvalde possible in the first place.
Texas Governor Greg Abott signed a bill into law just last year that de facto allows any Texan over the age of 21 to openly carry a gun without a permit. By steering the issue in the complete opposite direction of common sense and community responsibility, politicians have been complicit in the deaths of school children. They would have long been convicted of this abuse of power for self-interest if it were not for a widespread mentality for legalized criminality in the United States. Such a mentality of leading politicians has already been brought to the minds of Americans even before a dysfunctional personality like Trump could gain the presidency.
Are there really Americans mentally incapable of recognizing these proven connections and naming them accordingly? It is simply not humanly possible that a large part of the general public allows itself to be dumbed down in this way.
“I’m for stricter gun laws” – what a sentence either full of cluelessness or hypocrisy and sanctimony. Any reasonable person honest to himself knows that because of the lobby, stricter gun laws will not only seriously not be tackled, but moreover would be insufficient to stop the mass shootings in the country.
And the so-called “Christians” care about embryos, but when it comes to children’s lives, political alignment and the need to present themselves as “real, conservative Americans” supporting the “right” to bear arms are at the forefront. Most do not even notice the glaring contradiction in their ideological bigotry. In this way, they are fully in line with the corrupted mission statement of the politicians they elect.
I don’t know about you – but I couldn’t live a single day with so much shameless simplemindedness.