Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Lunatics and Asylum

Two news reports from the USA make compelling reading, when put together.

Put simply, a five year old boy killed his little sister with a weapon marketed to parents as a suitable gun for children, and the US senate defeated gun control legislation supported by the bulk of American citizens.

These two events are almost incomprehensible to rational human beings, but both are reality.

The NRA is fond of saying that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

I wonder which of these (good guy and bad guy) describes the little boy and his sister.

The USA’s own version of the Taliban is celebrating. There is an uncanny resemblance between the videos released after a Taliban assassination and the chest beating emanating from the Houston convention.

It’s happened - the lunatics have finally taken over the asylum.

Hugh White - Without America

Hugh White is always provocative, and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to criticising current defence policy. In 1995, he was appo...