November 2015.This month has witnessed attacks on humanity and civilization by violent humans who have grown up in the very civilization they are attacking. Insofar as the attackers have had contacts with the Iraq and Syrian extremists whose cause they favored, these terrorists have gained the contacts through clandestine travel from their home country to Iraq or Syria. Returning to the country of their origin the attack leaders have then recruited still other natives of the countries which suffered the attacks. Hostility towards Muslim immigrants is misplaced. Immigrants re not launching these attacks. This is one of the sad realities of the European situation. The American situation has been even more irrational since 911. We have invaded Iraq because of the terrorist acts of Saudis and Kuwaitis who were led by a rebellious relative of Saudi oil tycoons! Those tycoons are the direct beneficiaries of the policies of great American oil companies run by American oil tycoons! Saudi wealth! This state of affairs is beyond slight insanity
For many previously detached adults the deaths of twenty first grade kids and six school staff members has already triggered new attitudes towards the existence and exercise of the “right to bear arms.” Some are suddenly willing to give consideration to proposals that would severely restrict ownership of hand guns and assault rifles. Others are new converts to the concept of armed police as regular participants in all elementary school activities. Others like myself would welcome serious proposals to both restrict lawful possession of firearms and to dramatically beef up armed security for school functions. Until this horror at Sandy Hook School these issues were not especially urgent. Suddenly that has changed, changed utterly and irrevocably.