Saturday, March 23, 2019

Your Congressmember Doesn't WANT You To Die-- He Probably Just Doesn't Care One Way Or The Other

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As you can see in the video above, on Thursday-- 6 days after a completely garden variety, typical Trump supporter went on a shooting rampage and slaughtered 50 Muslims worshipping in 2 mosques-- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles, along with a government buy-back program. Many have noted how different that quick and decisive decision by New Zealand's government was in comparison to the inability of the U.S. government to do anything about the gun-terrorism that continues to plague this country despite thousands and thousands of tragic deaths that horrify everyone except the death cult Trumpists, who absolutely revel in the mass murders.

Goal ThermometerMarie Newman, the progressive candidate running in the Chicagoland district occupied by right-of-center Blue Dog Dan Lipinski, pointed out that "New Zealand’s swift action on the assault weapon ban after the horrifying tragedy is the model for strong leadership. The hope is for our leaders to follow and adopt stronger and more impactful laws. We can do this, over 80% of Americans want common sense gun laws." That was pretty much what I heard from every Democratic candidate I spoke with. But what's mucking up the works. Eva Putzova, another progressive running for a seat held by a real bad Blue Dog (this one, Tom O'Halleran), noted that "As in other policy areas, what often times stands between people and sensible policies and programs is unbridled corporate power-- in this case the arms industry and the NRA-- enabled by a subservient legislative and executive branch." She'srunning to challenge that power. So is Mike Siegel in Texas, whose opponent, hard-core Republican incumbent Michael McCaul, an NRA patsy. Mike told me that he'd "support a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons and believe most Texans feel the same. We need to simultaneously limit corporate interference in our elections because unlimited NRA money is preventing Congress from enacting the will of the people."



Yesterday, in a report for CNN, Zachary Wolf asked why the U.S. hasn't been able to react the way New Zealand has, noting that "Twenty years after Columbine, the first of so many major mass shootings in the US, the federal government has done basically nothing. The federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004. Support for reinstating such a ban is less than 50%, according to recent polls." Wolf offered one sickening excuse after another that has made it impossible for the U.S. to ban assault weapons, some political, some cultural, some systemic-- all requiring, if they're to be overcome, the kind of political courage sorely tacking in contemporary U.S. politics. Think carefully before casting your next votes. The people you elect could kill you and your family by-- for example-- ignoring gun control, ignoring health care, ignoring climate change. This is serious stuff. If we don't take it seriously...




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4 Comments:

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that Missouri state legislator who introduced two bills <a href="https://www.kmov.com/news/missouri-lawmaker-introduces-bill-that-would-require-ar--ownership/article_e02841c6-4735-11e9-9a7f-eb0c0ffb8b3c.html:>REQUIRING everyone to own both an AR-15 AND a handgun</a>?

Too many Republicans are too eager to start the Civil War they claim liberals are pushing for.

 
At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger said...

Judging by the NZ scumbag's manifesto, far from being a Trump supporter, chumbucket was a left-wing, racist, anti-capitalist, green, animal rights supporter. Trump? "As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no"

Rather than being a transnational socialist, he appears to be the nationalist type, rather like both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. His use of socialist Nazi (but I repeat myself) imagery also supports that.

 
At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any semblance of "Socialism" in Adolph's street gang died with Ernst Rohm during the Night of the Long Knives, Carl. Nice try.

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who are driven by hate, pure hate and only hate will seek out all who share their psychopathy. Nonsequiturs beyond just the hate are ignored as background noise.

If your congresswhore is a Nazi and you are old, poor, sick, disabled, female, nonwhite, nonchristian and/or non-hetero, you congresswhore almost surely DOES want you to die.

If you are a white male or your congresswhore is a democrap, you are correct, he could not care less if you live or die. But if you do, he will politicize it.

 

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