“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” Watching that hard-luck hypocrite, the governor of Texas blathering about the events in Uvalde, Texas, I thought of William Shakespeare’s Henry V. The only difference is that Shakespeare understood honour. Honour is what the State of Texas lacks.
And why must American states keep killing their children to prove their fealty to the gun nuts? Must the enemies that they imagine take precedence over their real enemies? And must American President Joe Biden only ask: “Why”?
In a nation reputed to have more guns than citizens, the National Rifle Association (NRA) rules. Is a second civil war in the offing to decide the issue?
And, yes, you can take guns away from the crazies. How difficult can it be when your enemy champions its leader, the liar Donald Trump? Does the liar lead his troops to battle? Or will the followers of Trump continue to be but a rump, sacrificing their innocent children to the gods of war?
Is Biden afraid of angering these fools? Is he but an old rooster scratching and seeking seeds of approval from the hen house? Is Congress so trapped in left and right ideology that no compromise or compassion is possible. Can they not agree, at least, to saving the children?
And cannot Americans live in harmony, with peace between the shades of black and white, white and brown, brown and yellow, yellow and red?
And will the racists continue to rampage? If you kill your brother, it is fratricide, if you kill your mother, it is matricide. And do you know what they call people who kill children? The word is ‘coward.’ Children must be the only ones who don’t shoot back.
But any place where people gather is vulnerable. When they gather in church, synagogue or temple. Who takes a gun there? Or how about going grocery shopping? That is even dangerous in Buffalo, New York. Is no one safe from this butchery?
And one final comment: That despicable governor of Texas can aid and abet murderers with the easiest gun laws in America. America has only the court of public opinion to try that fool.
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