Sunday, September 06, 2015

Let Us Prey

Letter: It’s time that we say ‘enough’ to gun violence:
(Opinion Piece September 05, 2015: "Greenville News", Greenville, South Carolina)
To those who would say that if we couldn’t get it done after Sandy Hook it can’t be done, you’re part of the problem. Sensible gun legislation and a change in our culture that fetishizes guns will happen when the rest of us who don’t think guns belong in every corner say, “Enough!
Demand a change. Vote for candidates who support change
(emphasis added)

The author of this opinion  piece doesn't define "CHANGE".

We all understand the frustration of those who watch their friends and families and neighbors  ... and even total strangers ... die in the "Gun Violence" milieu which they perceive from a skewed aspect.

My aspect is equally as skewed.  I think that human violence will continue until the end of times, and the only hope that the weak (weaker than their attackers) have is to find a weapon which will allow them to defend themselves.

The author's perspective is that guns are only violence-generating weapons of destruction, and that if only we could pass enough laws, the guns would go away and there would be no more violence perpetrated against innocents.

And the Lion shall lay down with the Lamb.
And there will be peace in the valley, for you and for me.

Isaiah 2.4:
And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

"Ain't Gonna Study War No More"

And muggers will become Community Exemplars and pass UNICEF cups among their neighbors to benefit the starving children.  

And their neighbors will drop their Cocaine habits so that they can find well-paying jobs in the Public Sector so that they can donate their paychecks to UNICEF.

Unfortunately, there is a word which the Wolves in this world use to describe those who think that this Eden is a possibility.

They call us .. PREY.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What gives the author of the piece the right to tell me I cannot have a firearm or two leaning in a corner, as long as I am a law abiding citizen. Let him live his life and leave me alone to live mine.