The Second Amendment.
A great many of us have faith in, and desperately love, our constitution and its amendments. The first amendment, following Charlottesville (and, really, any KKK rallies) is being hotly discussed.
However, ‘Murica’s favorite amendment, the one that makes us look like morons and assholes to the vast majority of the civilized world, would be the Second Amendment.
During Trump’s “rally” in “Arizona” “yesterday,” he said something to the effect of this:
“We ALL love our constitutional amendments… especially the SECOND one, AMIRIGHT AMIRIGHT AMIRIGHT, folks?!?”
Talk about pandering to your political base. Sure, I paraphrased and took a little artistic license. The reactions were many and varied:
- A-hootin’ and a-hollerin’;
- Screaming and babbling in tongues;
- Public masturbation;
- Shots fired into the air by 20-gallon-hat-wearing men.
Despite all of the evidence to the contrary (please, for the love of gods above and below, Jim Jeffries bit on the second amendment… NOW https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jim+jefferies+gun+control), our access to guns does not keep us safer. The rest of the world does think we’re a bunch of assholes. Most people who love guns are almost genuinely masturbating to the second amendment or the words “the right to bear arms.”
They are not tools for protection (I did a search for “defense rifle”; no dice). They are toys in much the same way that four-wheelers, dirt bikes, Sea-Doos, chainsaws, flaming bags of dog shit, and alcohol are toys. They are helpful to anarchists (I’m not referring to ANTIFA or BLM) and so-called “White Nationalists,” and people with bunkers that may or may not be filled with Swastikas, and that guy from the Ruby Ridge incident, and those Neo-Nazis from “Breaking Bad,” and probably to plenty of good, well-meaning people, too.
I’ve shot guns before. I think they’re quite fun. Shotguns are, in fact, a blast (yuk, yuk, yuk). I have beloved family members who own guns and I wouldn’t bedgrudge them that decision or love them any less.
I still don’t own any and don’t operate under the illusion that I could successfully find my firearm (while it’s safely locked away to keep my children from harm) in time to protect my family from a robber.
The second amendment isn’t going away anytime soon, say what you will about Hillary and Obama (a president cannot reverse an amendment solo, folks). However, things that aren’t protected under constitutional amendments or the document itself, like reproductive rights, ARE being rolled back and repealed in certain states. Ponder that for a moment: gun nuts, including schizophrenics (fuck you very much, POTUS and the rest), have access to pretty much all of the guns n’ ammo they want.
However, if you want an abortion (for any number of reasons, which may well become the topic of another post), you may have to travel out of state and pay as much as you would for a used car.
I’VE rambled on long enough.Why do we as a nation collectively jack off to the second amendment? What non-sexual thing do you jack off to? I’d love to hear your thoughts.