Perhaps knives should be outlawed in China along with Guns in The U.S For Our Own Good Of Course?
Or perhaps to appease the self righteous fear mongers that are on a mission to control all that surrounds them?
By Desert Rose
This is why the US is reported as having the highest incidence of gun related violence, because we actually have guns. If we didn’t then perhaps it would be highest knife or club violence. Or perhaps if the phobia and the scapegoating of gun ownership was dropped then we would not be the country with the highest incidence of gun violence at all. perhaps we would take a second seat to honor killings. Yet another crime that every Country seems to turn a blind eye to. Of course there is also rape and incest and pedophilia that are rampant throughout the world. They do not take lives in the sense that a person literally dies. Yet they do kill. They kill the spirit and the very soul of that victim and yet no one seems to pay attention to those. There is still a living breathing body so their minds and the destruction that took place within that mind is of no consequence. Luckily for the comfort and convenience of the self righteous it cannot be seen and therefore easily dismissed.
Is anything meaningful done to protect these victims?
Of course not , because the important thing is guns and gun control . Lets not worry about the crazies, lets just get rid of all guns. Kind of like cutting off an arm because a finger has gangrene. Sadly, like with everything else some are too busy dealing with covering up the symptoms to deal with the true cause of the problem. But the reports are skewed and twisted to fulfill an agenda and that is all that anyone will report. It has become a very en-vogue topic to attack the Constitution and the right to bear arms. Have people lost all perspective on the fact that for people inclined to hurt others there is nothing that cannot be used as a weapon to accomplish that feat?
Or will we sometime in the near future be hearing a call to ban all knives from China because this crazy man decided to go out and hurt all these innocent children. He didn’t use a gun because Chinese Citizens are not allowed to own guns. So then what could possibly be the solution to this dilemma?
Confiscation of all knives?
Knife control and licensing?
Sadly more than likely in China as well as all over the world not enough attention will be paid to the underlying cause of all this death and suffering. This irrational violence that takes place all over the world more often than most would like to admit. And yet all eyes gravitate toward violent Americans and their outdated Constitution and their ill informed people.
The truth is the deaths and the injuries of these children and so many other children and adults like them are victims of APATHY. The lack of interest by societies in general. that cannot be bothered to deal with the distasteful aspect of mental illness or homelessness. It pushes beyond comfort levels and that is a no-no. It requires intellectual as well as emotional involvement and most of those self righteous, we have to get rid of guns because they are the root of all evil , you have no right to think for yourself , control freaks deem it necessary. The way to begin to fix this problem is to address the root cause of it. To stop looking the other way when our children or loved ones exhibit mental instability because it is stigmatized by society. To begin demanding that Doctors be more responsible in the way they prescribe and monitor the drugs used to treat mental illness. In demanding as a global society as the voice of humanity that mental illness be treated not ignored because it is inconvenient or an embarrassment. It would take too much of our time, it is too depressing, it is …. it is….. it is…… and the list of excuses goes on and on . Instead it is easier to target the easy fix so that the work is done for you by the politicians who only care about being re-elected and will do whatever it takes to ensure that vote.
Instead it is the easier less involved route that is taken to save yourselves the need to become involved and do more than talk a good game. Because then you would have to actually do something other than sit back and criticize others.
Tell me what will be next when guns are no longer allowed and the killings continue?
Will we ban knives because knives have been known to kill people.
Will we ban pool chemicals because most of them are caustic and corrosive ?
After all acids have been used to maim and hurt people in the past.
Better yet ban pools so that those chemicals are no longer necessary ?
Perhaps we will ban automobiles as well?
They too have been used to kill people . What better way to secure the deaths of several people than to barrel into a group standing on a sidewalk?
I know, how about banning bicycles ?
Everyone knows that bicycle tires have spokes and when nothing else is available a murderous rampage can be accomplished with the spokes torn off the wheels. After all we have already banned,guns, knives, corrosive chemicals. So why not bicycles. After all you are policing the world and their possible penchant towards murder and mayhem are you not?
If we are to use your logic then all of these things must be accomplished. All possibilities of items being used to harm another human being eliminated . because anything and everything has the potential to be used as a deadly weapon in the right hands. And there we have it , for it is not the item or the weapon that is the problem but the hands in which they find themselves, that makes the difference. Use that logic you claim to have and understand that you cannot control what you refuse to acknowledge. MENTAL ILLNESS is a reality and it MUST be addressed before we can hope to stop this senseless death and injury. Anyone who states otherwise is an ignorant fool at best.
On another note since I have you here I would like to a topic that seems to be coming up quite a bit along with the gun control and saving us from ourselves scenario …….. America and the Constitution.
What is it about us that makes all of these self righteous sanctimonious know-it-all’s decide that we need a good preaching to about the evils of gun ownership. Especially when they have never in their lives owned, handled or even seen a gun close up. The need to tell us how we need to live our lives and constantly pointing out what is wrong with the way we live our lives because theirs are so much more righteous. Never mind the fact that the Fear Mongering USA that they love to criticize and bad mouth is followed by their own corrupt and self serving governments. Never mind that their self righteous preaching does absolutely nothing to solve the problem at hand because they are not interested in fixing the problem.They are more interested in control. Controlling a people that have had the belief that we are free to do as we wish as long as we do not hurt anyone else.
The USA, the Black Sheep of the World Community. The Rebels that will not allow themselves to be pushed around or told what to do or how to do it. Those who have a living document that enforces these inalienable rights. History has proven time and time again that when a people allow themselves to be stripped of their right to defend themselves their chances of being decimated by the repressive government that took their rights are guaranteed.
Now the way I see it is this……… The United States when it was established was an experiment in democracy. Nothing quite like it existed anywhere else in the world. For how long was the US a beacon of Freedom and Liberty to Peoples from all over the World who wanted a better way of life?
How long did we as a Nation provide that for so very many who arrived at our shores with a dream and the desire to be able to work to achieve it?
That is exactly what that dead , defunct or outdated Document that so many call our Constitution stands for. One wonders if they have ever known what something like Our Constitution means to a People. To have the history that we have and achieved all that we have as a Nation. “We The People” are extremely proud of our heritage as Americans.
Has the dream fallen away from its original intent?…….Yes.
Can any other Nation in the World point a finger and say they are any different in their corrupt governments and War Mongering ways? I highly doubt it as every time the US Government decides on a conflict, War or intervention most of the other governments are there behind them all too eager to participate.
So do me the honor of not insulting my intelligence by sitting up their on your high horse thinking that you are so much better than we are. We have no control over what our greed driven and power hungry politicians do. Just as you have no power over yours. So let us face facts and understand that you are not more righteous than we simply because you believe to be so, in your simplistic and self righteous minds.
For a very long time the American people were known and recognized for their generosity and eagerness to lend a helping hand to those in need. The world has changed. It has become a colder, harder place. However it is not restricted to America. It is the entire world that has changed. Something intrinsic within some of us has been twisted and we have lost our way. There are some , however, who still believe in the old values the old rules and the need to be good people in spite of the corruption that surrounds us. We are neither defined by the corrupt government that represents us throughout the world. Nor are we represented by the society that claims to dictate how we should live our lives.
We are those who still believe in the goodness of people and a righteous life where we extend our hand to those less fotunate and give them a helping hand so that they may be encouraged and assisted in establishing and creating their own dream in this Nation we call our home. These are the principles that drove the creators of that Living document “We The People “ call our Constitution . The very same document you call dead and outdated. I take great exception to the use of that term when it comes to our Constitution because it has for the span of this Nations existence represented and embodied the difference between the country that they broke away from and the Republic they established.
Yes it has changed throughout the years. However what has not changed , what will never change in the minds and the hearts of the People of America is that IT represents the freedoms they fought so hard to secure for us. The knowledge that those freedoms were not just given to us , they were fought and in some cases died for. Freedoms secured for us by the blood of the Founding Fathers and every member of the armed forces after them. It means something to us so please refrain from telling me it is dead and outdated , because I will have none of that.
Our people may be asleep, but when that giant awakens and realizes in full what they have allowed to progress as they slumbered unawares their will be a reckoning. That reckoning will be supported and encouraged by OUR CONSTITUTION and anyone who stands in the way of that will have to deal with the full fury of the sleeping Giant. That includes our right to bear arms and defend ourselves and our way of life from anyone who would dare threaten it, be they foreign or domestic. Do not disregard us for as a people we are becoming aware of what is taking place and how we have been lulled into a sense of security and complacency. It has been slower than most would have liked,but it is taking place and we are beginning to push back and when the time comes we will be true to the spirit of that living document and remove all doubts as to what it truly means in our minds and hearts.
Like it or not The Constitution is a living document because it lives within those of us who hold it dear and believe in the premise that it represents. If this is something you do not like or cannot abide then please do me the honor of taking it to someone who cares what you have to say . Otherwise respect me, my fellow countrymen and women and the LIVING document that represents our way of life. I am not asking you to believe in it………I am demanding that you respect the fact that I do!
Later official report suggested Eastern Lightning sect had something to do with it
This picture taken on Dec. 16, 2012 shows a nurse and a woman attending to a girl lying on a hospital bed after she was stabbed during a knife attack that took place on Dec. 14 at a primary school in Guangshan county, in central China’s Henan province. A suspect in the attack was detained on Monday. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese officials said they arrested the suspect who allegedly stabbed 23 children in a primary school last Friday, saying that he was “strongly psychologically affected by rumors of the upcoming end of the world,” state-run media reported.
Min Yongjun, “a long-term epilepsy sufferer,” was arrested Monday for the stabbings of the nearly two dozen children and one elderly person in Chenpeng village in Guangshan county, Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua said. He used a kitchen knife to stab an elderly woman before he ran off to a school to attack the children.
Specifically, state-run media said that Min was influenced by the end of the world predictions associated with the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, 2012.
“I learned from the media two years ago that killing children would get me on TV,” Min said, according to the Communist Party-backed newspaper The Global Times.
Before the attack, Min said that he was locked in his house by his father after he had an epileptic seizure, but eventually fled his house on Thursday night, according to the newspaper.
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