It’s worse than beverage companies telling you how much they care for your health but then obscure the danger of super sized sodas — while telling you that drinking proximate death in a 36-ounce cup is a benefit of your “freedom” is an American.
Worse than the time Big Tobacco denied that cigarette smoking can kill you.
Yes, even worse than big food companies insisting that Americans should have the freedom to choose whatever foods to eat but then blocking your freedom to know what’s in your food.
America’s gun-n-death culture rivals many of these other faux freedoms by virtue of its associated violence, as well as the perverse oligarch-politico partnership which allows for this culture of violence to continue.
Mass shootings? In the name of protecting your Second Amendment freedom to carry firearms?
I can see how the deaths which result from fighting a real threat to American democracy — whether the treat’s source is external or internal — be deemed as the cost of freedom.
But can someone explain to me how yesterday’s San Bernardino, California shootings have any relationship to freedom?
Who were Freedom Fighters from yesterday’s bloodbath?
Are the 31 shooting victims — who have no remote idea of why bullets ripped through their flesh yesterday — be called Freedom Fighters for the cause of maintaining Second Amendment rights?
Should we call yesterday’s shooters Freedom Fighters?
Should we put the Freedom Fighter label on politicians who tell us to pray for the San Bernardino victims, while these same talking heads continue to receive money from the gun lobby as an incentive to support this freedom to carry arms — a freedom which appears to soar beyond any reasonable effort to prevent weapons from getting into the hands of the wrong people?
Speaking of the wrong people, does this perverse line of freedom reasoning mean the ticking time bombs walking our streets — violent religious zealots, or angry men who use kids playing loud music for target practice — are really fighters for our freedom in violent disguise?
Can we tell yesterday’s victims that the record-breaking surge in gun sales on Black Friday last week was for the sake of your freedom to lie in a coffin, or a hospital bed?
While you, neighbors and community leaders bow your heads to remember yesterday’s victims, be sure you understand the difference between praying and preying, as well as who is doing which …
song currently stuck in my head: “love in outer space” – sun ra arkestra