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“The right to shoot tyrants, not deer”

Summary:  As the 21st century unwinds, the nature and extent of American exceptionalism becomes ever clearer.  Exceptionally mad, and growing more so. Today we look at yet another example. (1)  From America’s daily purveyor of conservative propaganda “The right to shoot tyrants, not deer“, The Washington Times “The Second Amendment is the guarantee of freedom” …

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Yet another mass killing in America. Watch the reactions on the Right, and learn.

Summary:  After the latest mass killing, our Right-wing goes crazy again, displaying our nation’s broken OODA  loop for all the world to see.  On a hopeful note, perhaps each of these episodes brings us closer to realizing our madness — the first step to reform. Comments The “hair of the dog that bit you” solution …

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The Founders talk to us about guns for a well-regulated militia

Summary:  The debate about the right to bear arms is a black comedy. It takes place amidst casualties like that of a war, the names of the annual crop of the dead endlessly scrolling by into the dustbin of history. The guns supposedly defending our liberty remain quiet while we throw away our rights. The …

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Tribalism and racism are the 1%’s best friends, as we see in the shooting of Trayvon Martin

Summary:  Conservatives have exploited the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.  Inciting tribalism, even racism — the 1%’s best friends. They seek to cloud the facts, exploiting the usual mish-mash of conflicting evidence to paint a simple false picture that arouses hatred of minorities and mistrust of the news media. Divide et impera — Divide and rule, …

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