Sunday, June 12, 2016


It is a mathematical certainty that, if mass shootings, continue unabated, the number of families, touched by the tragedy of gun deaths, will begin to exceed those that are unscathed.  When that happens, a backlash, fueled by frustration, could  unleash a torrent that will sweep away the 2nd Amendment and impose strict gun control laws on the nation.  It is the greed of the gun manufacturers that makes them oblivious to the future of their industry in exchange for short term profits.

It is almost axiomatic, historically, that accumulation of wealth and/or power by a small segment of the population leads to  social explosions whose consequences can raely be predicted.  Yet, in the U.S. as more and more wealth and power is being concentrated in the hands of 1/10 of 1 per cent of the population, the desire for more has blinded them to the lessons of history. The pity is that more equity would bring more prosperity to all, whereas the reaction to inequity will, in all likelihood, bring more poverty to all.

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  1. There is a revolution in the prevailing political winds ... “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability." ~ Robert F. Kennedy

    The plutocracy is sealing its own fate. The blades are already being laid to the whetstones in the nation's abbatoirs. I wonder what expensive delicacies they will be serving up? The hunters may have become the hunted, in a manner of speaking.