For reasons that are lost on me, terrorism is blamed on Islam and certain countries and the way we counter this is to ban people who have that religion and are from those countries from coming to America. Following this logic, we ought to profile people who use guns to shoot other people within America and then ban the largest groups of them, or the deadliest groups, from staying in this country.
You have to see where this is heading and I won’t hit you over the head with it or belabor the point. But at the same time when it comes right down to people killing other people through intentional acts of violence, you can’t find a more dangerous animal on the face of the planet than the American Male. People other than females make up the overwhelming majority of people who kill other people with guns and they do so, seemingly, for little reason at all, or for convoluted reasons, or for reasons that escape the rest of us entirely.
Moreover, Christian males also make up the majority of males who go out and kill other people, even if it isn’t in the name of their religion, most of the shooters in America claim, and it is a dubious one, to be of the Christian faith. Now, this is odd, because most of the Christian males are very decent people and I know of not one of them who has killed anyone. Yet the stats show another story, and can we really afford to ignore the facts here? Dare we?
What’s even worse is a quick Google search for serial killers and those Americans who seem bent on killing as many humans as humanly possible reveal that white men are more often the owners of the fingers who pull the triggers. I’m a white man and I have never shot anyone, or even thought about shooting anyone, if Justina Beaver is excluded in the data, yet there I am, grouped with Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, the Columbine Killers, and Ronald McDonald, who used congestive heart failure as his weapon of choice.
So what are we to do about me? We could deport me to my ancestral lands, somewhere in Scotland, or Ireland, somewhere in one of those hard-drinking countries. I could wear an armband that had an image of a gun on it or something like that, so people would know I belong to a very dangerous group of human beings. I wonder if I’ll be put on a “No fly” list and not allowed to be on an airplane or a “No buy” list so I can’t buy guns.
I can still get a Big Mac legally. Ronald has the system gamed, I tell you.
Last week someone accused me of fear mongering, and I felt it was unjustified because I know what fear mongering looks like and what it feels like and what it does. Banning people is nothing less than fear mongering and it might just be a little racist while it is at it, too.
Get those armbands ready. “Either way, patriot or treason, it’s going to be one long hard ride”.