Thursday, December 23, 2010

The perfect image to remember of ‘our’ federal government: ‘a large black, . . . creature with churning metal teeth and the shape of a cockroach spliced with a frog” there to take away your property.’”

Allen S. Thorpe on Rhode Island's destruction of toy guns, in front of the kids they took them from.

It's the whole fantastical notion of destroying an item to prevent a behavior, bearing the same rationality as eating the heart of an animal to gain its courage.

Taranto says ‘Nothing says Christmas like taking away a child’s treasured toy and destroying it.’”

And after linking to several young woman shooters, Glen Reynolds quips:
And this is why I’m not worried about America, long-term. There are the people traumatizing their kids by grinding up their toy guns in a hideous monster, and there are the people teaching their daughters to shoot. I know who I’m betting on, long-term.

One culture is teaching responsibility, self-defense, and reliance, the other... isn't.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Crushing the wills and souls of as many children as possible to soothe their parents' infantile consciences -- that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.