After a dozen NRA-authorized movie theater murders, super creep James Holmes appeared in court with the gutted look of someone who’d succeeded in acting out his fever dream. Those seeking “a motive” better have a PhD in psychopathology.
Meanwhile, the 800-pound gorilla that nobody dare notice is Gun Control. The nut cases of the National Rifle Association have succeeded in banishing it to a political no-man’s land and whomever ventures there will be cut down in a hail of hot rhetoric. The only exception is NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg who doesn’t count because he’s close to the end of his mayoralty, has no known political ambitions, and with billions of dollars, can say anything he wants.
Barack Obama would love to have a few sane rules passed, but considering the hysteria roiling the land, doesn’t need the additional problem of a lunatic NRA running more amok than usual. And the U.S.A. needs him to solve bigger problems than the sick depredations of gun creeps mowing people down on malls, college campuses, and in movie theaters.
Back in the 1950s, hardly a week went by without a newspaper story of a sickening murder by a crazed lynch mob in what was called the Deep South. Today we look back with horror. Yet each horror has its day: slavery, Concentration Camps, Gulag, Great Leap Forward. Each peaked, and passed. Gun violence too will pass, to be remembered as a grotesque aberration in the “bad old days,” which happen to be right now this minute.
But these bad old days will stretch on and on if the perps and apologists are allowed to creep back into office. They will lie, cheat, disenfranchise, stuff ballet boxes, hack voting machines, and buy votes, Don’t expect Rob-the-middle-class-Romney, with the conscience of a cash register, to lift a pinkie to stop them. Keep that when in mind you enter the ballot box come November.