12 Sept 19
“Who hold ‘important’ positions in society are commonly labeled ‘somebodies,’ and their inverse, ‘nobodies, -both of which are, of course, nonsensical descriptors, for we are all, by necessity, individuals with distinct identities and comparable claims on existence.
Such words are nevertheless an apt vehicle for conveying disparate treatment accorded to different groups.
Those without ‘status’ are all but invisible. They are treated brusquely, their complexities trampled upon, and their singularities ignored.”
Alain de Botton
Not surprisingly, Al-Qaida’s CEO, Ayman al-Zawahri, yesterday implored his fellow Muslims to seek-out and murder unarmed and unaware infidels (Christians and Jews) in the USA, UK, Israel, and Europe, via martyrdom when possible.
In fact, he denigrates some of his “backtracking” fellow jihadis for confining their attacks to Western military interests, assuring them that Western civilians are also legitimate targets for their righteous wrath.
He doesn’t mince words. I’ll give him that. In that, at least, he his far less pretentious than most American politicians!
Comically, over here 145 “company CEOs,” cautiously peering-out from behind their cadres of heavily-armed bodyguards, are united in demonizing American gun-owners and pressuring politicians to forcibly take guns away from all their follow citizens.
It manifestly frightens them to think that “ordinary” Americans can possess guns equivalent to theirs!
Of course, their proposed gun-bans will never apply to them, nor their bodyguards, only to us, “the Great Unwashed.”
I’m not sure if it offends everyone as much as it does me that these self-proclaimed elitist snobs think they’re so much better than the rest of us, that they deserve “gun privileges” not available to “ordinary” Americans.
“Assault weapons” (whatever that means) are apparently just fine, so long as they’re protecting the lives of politicians and assorted others among the “ruling class,” but they apparently must be snatched from the hands of us mere peons (who can’t afford legions of bodyguards).
Far more “ordinary” citizens are murdered every day than are “company CEOs” and politicians!
We need the means to protect ourselves every bit as much as they do!
We are not expendable “subjects,” enjoying only occasional “privileges” arbitrarily dribbled-down to us by the ruling class!
We are Sovereign Citizens, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and we boldly claim them.
In fact, we insist on them!!
Yet, we are “invisible” to these 145 rich, self-consumed snobs!
“There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to decide between:
1) Keeping an “illegal gun,” or
2) Accepting an invitation to a one-way train ride!”