lac mahon, la peche, qc.

lac mahon, la peche, qc.
photo by graham law.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

i'm not the only one.

"every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired is in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and who are not fed, from those who are cold and not clothed." dwight d. eisenhower.

folks in the united states are widely, wildly and i dare say wierdly obsessed with the 2nd amendment to their constitution, which was adopted in 1791. i looked it up.

clearly, the right to bare arms is very important for many many people down there and i actually have no problem with that. i have no problem with bare arms. in fact, i think the amendment should be expanded to include legs as well. i think guns, however, should be covered up, taken away and destroyed.

it may all be a terrible tragic and totally tsupid misunderstanding. the amendment is over two-hundred years old, peeps! the language needs tweaking. they need an amendment to the amendment, as it were, to clear up the confusion. nobody has ever died after an encounter with bare arms or legs. at worst, it'd be a shock. i once saw my 86-year-old mom in a nighty. that was disturbing, the image has remained and i probably could use some therapy. but i'm still here. fifteen thousand americans, on the other arm, died as a result of gun violence last year, and over double that number were injured. why? i believe they misunderstood the damn amendment.

if the russian government ever helped me become president of the united states, i'd get rid of all guns and maybe some sharp instruments. obviously, that's ridiculous. i'm canadian. and simple folk like me and perhaps you don't really know what's what anyway. maybe the russian government didn't help old man trump. but, we do know he aint gonna try controlling the sale of guns. and yet we also know guns are bad. guns kill people. yeah, yeah, people kill people. all i'm sayin is if people wanna kill people they should have to get their hands dirty. i don't think anyone should have a gun, not even police, military or anyone anywhere, in any country, at all. that would be my main party platform, along with support for free education and health-care.

unfortunately, i'm not a party animal, hardly get out much, although many will probably say i've actually gone too far. many will feel my standpoint is impossible, impractical. you may say i'm a dreamer, but i'm not the only one. i hope one day you'll join us. then the world will live as one.*

*imagine, by john lennon.

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