It’s time to ban public transport.
In December, two people were killed in New York after they were pushed off the platform in front of the subway. In December, the subway hit Ki-Suk Han and, later in the month, Sunando Sen was killed by the train; both had been pushed from the platform and onto the track. The men weren’t pushed by the same individual, and police have both alleged perps in custody.
What I want to know is this: where are the people screaming for banning the subway? In the wake of the Sandy Hook terrorist incident, there have been protests and commentary ad nauseam about the terrible blight of guns on our society, how guns need to be confiscated and the second amendment needs to be revoked.
But no one is calling to ban the subway.
It’s the same argument. The guns Adam Lanza used were tools in the same way the subway is a tool. How many lives must be lost before there’s a protest and a call to action? Do the lives of Mr. Sen and Mr. Han have less value than any others? Is it a matter of scale? The right to bear arms is constitutionally protected; the right to public transport is not. As far as I know, there is no organization dedicated solely to protecting the privilege of public transport – though it could be argued quite successfully that the entire leftist agenda is in favor of public transport because there is far more control and monitoring possibilities to exploit when everyone is held captive by the bus and train schedule.
And that’s the thing, is it not? Guns are the tools of freedom, bricks in the wall that protect us from our government. Those men wrote and ratified the constitution understood how important it is to individual freedom for the citizens to have the ability to protect themselves from their government. It’s no coincidence that the right to bear arms follows immediately after the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The leftist, America-hating media sensationalizes incidents such as Sandy Hook or the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado – or Columbine, or the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Portland, Oregon. Take your pick. It’s expedient to the cause to do so.
Create and facilitate frenzy when you need to disarm the populace; but keep quiet and report only the information that makes it appear to the public they’re doing their job. And the majority of Americans are too stupid to realize they’re being manipulated.
Useful idiots indeed.