Κυριακή, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2012
In the land of the "Insane", mentally disturbed 20 yr olds fire and masacre scores of 6 yr old at kindergarten schools using semi automatic assault rifles. The massacre at the Newtown kindergarten -Connecticut tops a list of incidents that is growing at an alarming rate. In the last decade, more people have died from domestic gun violence than under fire from "foreign terrorists". And while the US is spending billions to counter alleged "terrorist" threats from abroad, the remedy against this domestic terror is obvious and rather simple: ban firearms!
Of course, once more, the American government has no will to confront the powerful arms industry. In recent years, president Obama has stood idle while American gun manufacturers have seen their domestic sales soar by whooping 30-50%.
Instead, such tragedies will be taken advantage in order to introduce even more arms and related security products to the system in the usual "fight fire with fire" american way of responding to such problems. Following the tragedy in Colombine, many schools introduced, metal detectors and armed guards and police officers to patrol the premises.
So what is next in this "shock therapy" regimen?
More police officers to guard kindergarten schools and movie theaters?
But in this absurd reality, one can find "sanity" in the strategy of the gun industry as more gun violence leads to fear and fear is good for weapons sales.