Here in the good old U.S. of A. the body counts in various parts of the country continue to rise as we celebrate the birth of the Christian Lord and Savior.
MSN News is reporting that William Spengler, the 62 year old ex-con who laid a deadly trap for firefighters in Webster, New York, left a note saying, among other things, "I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best, killing people."
Spengler, who did 17 years in prison because he beat his grandmother to death in 1981 with a hammer, burned down seven homes and shot four firefighters, killing two of them. In addition an off duty police officer was wounded by shrapnel. An unidentified body was found in the ruins of the home he shared with his 67 year old sister, Cheryl.
Police say he was armed with a Smith&Wesson .38 revolver, a pump shotgun, and our old friend, The Bushmaster .223. How he got his hands on all this armament is a bit vague since, as a convicted felon, he was prohibited by New York law from possessing any firearm. However The New York Times, citing local authorities, has stated there have been recent reports of guns being stolen from area homes.
Well there you have it. Who needs a black market, or even some whing ding travel by night gun show? Just creep into a neighbor's house, you know the one who claims he has that AR15 in order to keep us all safe from guys like this, and steal it while the guard is asleep at his post. Well either that, or from your mother.
Meanwhile, Wayne LaPierre, current NRA shill, was quoted as saying "Israel had a whole lot of school shootings until they did one thing." That one thing, according to LaPierre, was post armed guards at schools.
Israeli officials quickly pointed out to CBS News that LaPierre is, of course, full of horse shit. In the past 40 years there have been two school shootings in Israel, both perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists. The first was in 1974. The last was in 2008, which was 14 years after the Israeli government began putting lightly armed guards at not just schools, but markets, bus stops, and various other venues.
The Israeli's also noted that they have far stricter gun laws than the U.S. and the constitution of Israel doesn't guarantee anyone the right to bear arms. In other words, don't compare us to yourselves, you desperately sick twists. We're threatened by outside armed forces while you're dealing with members of you're own demented gun centric society.
Of course that will never stop some deadly goof like LaPierre from extolling the virtues of what amounts to a para military state here in America. That is what he, the NRA leadership, and the gun manufacturers want. Their goal is nothing less than a population so frightened of itself that leaving the house unarmed is unthinkable.
As predicted, gun sales are going through the roof, as are sales of high capacity ammo clips. Every one wants a fix of manhood before the government finally attempts to slow the carnage. Every one wants to be capable of killing as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time.
There is something terribly wrong with our civilization. It seems nearly all of us want to be Jason Bourne, John McClane, and John Rambo. Unfortunately too many of us are Adam Lanza, James Holmes, and William Spengler.
We're a bunch of addicts and the pushers are relentless in their glorification of the drug. You can't be a patriot without a semi automatic weapon. You can't depend on anyone but your Glock. Yes, kneel and take this bullet, Brother, may it serve you well.
Indeed. All hail, Ares!