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In which i’m more than a little disgusted

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Hey people, so what’s going on with you guys this week? Obviously it’s been a terrible week here in the US what with the mass shooting and all but how have you been coping with it all?

 

I’ll tell you about me because this is my blog right?

 

So I think I’ll just give you my observations of the world.

 

 

  1. I think that the only way to prevent mass shootings is to not allow any type of automatic or semi automatic weapons in the hands of civilians. Why these types of weapons are EVER sold is insane in my opinion. They’re not used for hunting and just because some people get their jollies off shooting these types of things doesn’t mean that anyone other than the military or police should be allowed to have them. Although I HATE handguns as well and I don’t think people need them either I don’t know how we get rid of them so at least lets not have these crazy people use guns that can obliterate tons of people easily.

 

 

  1. I don’t think that “terrorism” is only confined to Muslims. I think that ALL of these extremists including the type that shoot up churches and Planned Parenthood centers are also terrorists. After all, the reason that people are scared to send their kids to school is a young, white male. You can talk all you want about mental health problems and that’s true, it’s a problem, but a crazy person vs. a crazy person with a semi-automatic weapon is an entirely different thing.

 

  1. The politicians, essentially the republicans, are stirring up the electorate to induce paranoia rather than addressing any of the issues.

 

 

  1. Yesterday Liberty University said they wish ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS WOULD GET GUNS. Can you imagine sending your kid to college with 10,000 18-22 year olds carrying guns? The likelihood is that they’ll end up killing themselves before they kill a terrorist.

 

  1. Donald Trump is a xenophobic liar and yet people are buying into him saying, “he’ll fix everything.” The how’s and why’s haven’t been explained. That’s because we CAN’T FIX EVERYTHING!!! He hasn’t even shared what his plan is. How can people just vote for someone saying stuff but not showing what he will ACTUALLY do??

 

 

  1. The schism between Shiites and Sunnis began over 1300 years ago. They hate each other and there’s no way that we can force them all to get along which is what we’ve been attempting to do.

 

  1. I think it’s arrogant of the west to think that we can impose our beliefs on other people.

 

 

  1. I think many of these problems in this country are because the Citizens United decisions has allowed special interests to buy elections and politicians, especially on the local and state level.

 

  1. Here in NC the State politicians are meddling in local politics and yet they decry the federal government meddling in their state politics. This is what I would call HYPOCRISY!!

 

 

  1. People don’t understand the constitution or else they’d realize that many of the things that Donald Trump et al say are ILLEGAL.

 

  1. I think more terrorist attacks are inevitable and while you should be concerned, there’s a greater chance you’ll be killed in a car wreck so perhaps people should just live their life.

 

 

  1. Teaching your kids to be tolerant of differences amongst humans would be a good first step towards getting along in the world.

 

Well, I’ll probably lose a bunch of readers but whatever I don’t even care. I’m just disgusted with the state of things in the United States but particularly the rhetoric.

 

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22 Comments

  1. Ro
    December 7, 2015

    Okay, first off, I’m Canadian and I haven’t traveled in the US for almost 20 years. And to tell you the honest to God truth, I really don’t want to. But I have tried to keep up with US politics and it is frightening to see the change. The climate of hate and distrust of everyone is scary. Unless we only see the worse on the news, the government has been pushing a agenda of fear. They want the general public to be afraid of everything so they can justify invading countries and arming police forces like the military. Spending money like “drunken sailors” on weapons of mass destruction. My apologies to sailors….;). And really guns are weapons of mass destruction. In Canada we had a long gun registry until the past few years and I hope the new government re-instates it. Just because our guns are registered doesn’t mean that the government are going to seize them. The police just had that information on a need to know biases if there was a domestic dispute. The US government has been using fear against the population since 9/11 and really if they didn’t treat everyone other than themselves like shit, they wouldn’t have the problems as much. And really, Donald Trump is an ass and if he gets elected, the people of the US get what they deserve. An idiot leading the idiots. I thought George W. was bad….lol. Sorry, I wrote a lot. Keep it coming.

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2015

      I couldn’t have said this better

  2. Anne Rodrigues
    December 7, 2015

    I don’t always get a chance to read your blog, but I’m glad I read today. Your points are right on. I’m a Canadian and it’s nice to finally hear an American share the views you did. All I’m hearing in the news is that everyone should carry a gun. That will definitely not solve a thing. Perhaps all the guns should be taken away, expect as you say for the police and military. Maybe that would be a start.

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2015

      I think most Americans certainly want assault rifles gone

  3. Ro
    December 7, 2015

    As a Canadian who hasn’t traveled in the US for at least 20 years, I like to say that US government is a very strange animal. They seem to thrive on scaring the hell out of the citizens. I am of the mind that the lobbyists for the NRA have way too much power and influence. Just because the Constitution says that you can own a gun, it doesn’t mean you have to. That was written a long time ago when you needed a gun to live. I like that someone is speaking out about this gun issue.

    • Lynn
      December 7, 2015

      Agreed…the NRA has way too much power. I feel like Washington has been purchased

  4. Sheri JM
    December 7, 2015

    You haven’t said anything I don’t agree with and I am an American.

    • Lynn
      December 8, 2015

      I wish more people would speak up

      • Sheri JM
        December 8, 2015

        Well, I do wear my Bernie button and have Bernie stickers on my car. I don’t see many others who seem of like mind in the small town where I live, but I keep hoping. I just cannot comprehend believing that Trump is a viable presidential candidate!

  5. Name *
    December 7, 2015

    Good for you Lynn. Proud of you and Mom would be as well.

    • Lynn
      December 8, 2015

      Thanks

  6. rebecca
    December 7, 2015

    Thank you for putting it out there. Couldn’t agree with you more.

    • Lynn
      December 8, 2015

      Thanks

  7. Octavia
    December 7, 2015

    Thank you for writing this. I totally agree with you and have been saying things like this for years.

    • Lynn
      December 8, 2015

      I think so many people feel like this but we are drowned out by the crazies

  8. Julie
    December 8, 2015

    Guess what? Here is a Republican who completely agrees with you.

    • Lynn
      December 11, 2015

      Thanks Julie

  9. Robin
    December 9, 2015

    Yes to everything here.

  10. Lindsay
    December 9, 2015

    As an Australian I really have no right to comment on America’s internal affairs, but I can say that I like your way of thinking. Keep up the good fight.

    And you’ve gained at least one new reader … :)

    • Lynn
      December 11, 2015

      Thanks and welcome aboard

  11. chacha1
    December 22, 2015

    I agree with you too, Lynn. There is no good rationale for allowing untrained, unregistered citizens to own whatever type of firearms they want – and however MANY as they want. The only people who want a whole closet full of guns are the exact people who should not be allowed to have ANY.

    I can understand that people who hunt don’t want to see stronger gun laws because their particular subculture leads them to believe that limiting access to certain types of weapons is the first step on a slippery slope to “the government will take away all our guns.” Nobody in the government, that I can remember, has ever introduced a measure to take away guns. Some anti-gun activists have made the suggestion, and there have been certain moves toward buy-backs (mostly local), but with the NRA owning such a big chunk of Congress obviously that won’t happen on a national scale.

    That certain loudmouth gun nuts won’t even entertain the notion of licensing and regulating gun owners tells you that they really don’t care about public safety. If you have to be licensed and regularly tested to drive a car – another deadly weapon in the wrong hands – then you certainly should be licensed and regularly tested to own a firearm.

    The Constitution and Bill of Rights are, as noted above, over 200 years old and were written in a time when a hunting rifle was not a luxury or a toy; it was a way to assure that your family ate something other than cornmeal and cabbage over the winter. A “well-regulated militia,” as specified in the 2nd Amendment, is exactly what we DON’T have anywhere now. The closest thing we have to a well-regulated militia is the National Guard. And interestingly, those volunteers *are* trained to handle their firearms and it doesn’t seem to faze them.

    • Lynn
      January 2, 2016

      couldn’t agree more!!

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