Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Gun Culture of Yesteryear, Children and Guns and Dangerous Ads

The Huffington Post recently ran an article trying to show how evil guns are by showing us old advertisements from back in the day when it was normal for a father to want his son to have a gun.

Isn't it frightening to know that during 30's, 40's and 50's when those ads ran that those children grew up learning about guns, using guns, owning guns and as a result of that culture and misguided training there were hundreds of mass shootings and murders each year. School shootings, "Drive Bys" and getting killed for your Converse Sneakers or Decoder Rings were a common threat in the 1950's.

It was only after we as a culture began to teach them that guns were evil things waiting to kill people and once we stopped teaching them how to respect and use guns that the mass shootings stopped. It is nice to know we live in such safer times than when those evil ads were used. Unlike the poor children of those deadly days in the 1940's and 1950's who had to spend their days enclosed in their homes sheltered by parents who could not allow them to play freely even in their own yards, unless a parent could watch over them. 

The children of today can, thanks to the enlightened thinking that as isolated them for things like learning the responsibility of owning even a BB gun, today's children can leave their homes on Saturday morning, spend their day playing with their friends and not come home again till dusk and their parents know they will be safe. 

Yes we can all laugh at those poor foolish parents of yesteryear.

Those Violent Gun Ads of the Past

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Amsterdam's plans for the Wrong Thinking

Amsterdam's Labour party mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, plans to begin moving people who are considered anti-social out of their homes and into housing camps consisting of used shipping containers.

Apparently in Holland you can complain to the government if you think your neighbor is behaving in ways or is saying things you do not like. This does not appear to refer to people who commit crimes, those could be handled by the police and the courts. The new plan calls for the creation of special team of district officials who will question your neighbors and evaluate your behavior and determine if you need to be re-educated on how to behave. I would like to recommend they be called the Stasi. Since this is a term well known in Europe with a rich tradition of law enforcement and for getting your friends and family to rat you out for not following the orders of the ruling class. Yes the name Stasi should serve them well.

Bartho Boer, the mayor's spokesman says they do not like to refer to new homes as shipping containers. They prefer to call them living containers. He points out the living containers will even have showers. I think, given the European history of how they treat undesirables I'd stay away from those showers.

It also appears that if you do not bend to the will of the government and stop you anti-social ways by the end of your six month re-education the government will confiscate your old home and move you and your family to a new permanent dwelling. I wonder who gets the money from the sale of the old homes and all the possessions inside. I'm sure there will be lots of Swiss banks more than willing to handle that for them.

Since the Dutch seem to be so inclined to revive old European traditions perhaps they should re-enact that other old program of requiring those whose life styles do not meet their approval wear a nice yellow symbol on their clothes. Just replace the yellow Juden star with a Smiley Star but turn the smile upside down to let all the right thinking people know to stay away from those dirty anti-social people.

Not only should this news frighten you with all its possibilities. But in a wonderful display of spin all the news stories have by the end of the reports shifted the message and the onus from the liberal on the left who's plan it is to the person on the right who has nothing to do with what is being suggested. They have managed to refer to right wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders and in a very subtle way seem to make it appear that this is his idea even though it is had been devised by and is being implemented by the liberal left. Way to go news writers.

Remember "If you see something, say something."

"Liberal" Amsterdam

The Huffington Post's Take