International Writers Magazine: Comment
in China & Gun Madness
believe that multi-billionaire and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg
is getting ready to exploit the fissures evident in the Republican
Party and present himself as the only viable challenge to Hillary
Clinton. If he recruits Arnold Schwartznegger as his running mate
I may even vote for him myself. Not because I have anything
against Hillary, but because I admire Arnold so much!
Bloomberg is getting ready to make a campaign visit to China, which is
a very intelligent move, as long as he does not use it to lecture the
Chinese on American Values, which is a subject that stultifies them.
He would do better to emulate French president Sarkozy and German chancellor
Merkel, who concentrated on filling their order books during their recent
On every single point of reference, the American government has presented
itself as an obstacle to Chinas reemergence as a coherent country
and a world power. During the nineteenth century we assisted the
European powers in their policy of leeching China white, forcing the Chinese
people to become opium addicts (ever heard of The Opium Wars?), pillaging
their cultural artifacts and using them for slave labor. We indulged
in race hatred against Chinese on an unimaginable level that makes the
current xenophobia against the Mexicans look like a Boy Scout jamboree
by comparison. We employed Chinese coolie labor to construct the
transcontinental railroads, sending them with dynamite to blow up rock
formations. Health and Saftely, don't make me laugh.
Eurocentric as I am, I never particularly cared about China, and I still
dont care about it now. But you have to admire a people who
removed the heel of the European colonial powers from their face, resisted
the barbaric invasion of Imperial Japan, threw out the corrupt American-supported
Kuomintang and in the last twenty yearsestablished an industrial dynamo.
Chairman Mao is a figure of ridicule and derision in this country, like
a roller skating football mascot. But in 1948 he was the architect
of the Chinese revolution. He wasnt a general like Washington
the generals were subordinate to him. Chairman Mao was the
supreme political tactician and ideological visionary who mobilized the
resources and engaged in alliances with Chinas disparate ethnic
tribes that permitted the Red Army to survive as fish in the sea, dragging
a freezing, starving mass of fighters across 7,000 miles of hostile territory,
all the while fending off vicious Kuomintang attacks every inch of the
way. In addition to having to bear their supplies and weapons, Red
Army soldiers were obliged to carry their own spinning wheels to make
their own uniforms. They transported sewing machines on donkey to
sew the uniforms. Some climates that they marched through were so
inhospitable; the soldiers killed animals, skinned them and then just
wore the raw skins inside out without tanning them. Yuck!
At the Tatu River, the floor of the bridge was destroyed, so the Red Army
fighters were obliged to swing across the bridge hand-over-hand like monkeys
in freezing weather to get to the other side. Kuomintang machine
gunners picked them off while they were hanging from the chains, sending
the Red Army soldiers falling into the freezing river below. Still
they kept coming, horrifying the Kuomintang gunners so badly that they
abandoned their positions and ran to the hills.
So whatever Bloomberg does, he shouldnt admonish them about Valley
If Bloomberg is smart, hell stick to economic issues like the undervalued
Chinese currency and promote American trade. Any lecturing of the
Chinese on moral issues would be toxic. He can do the United States
the most good by admiring the new Beijing Olympic installation, which
are breathtaking, eating some duck and going to the opera.
OK, the kid in Omaha blows away eight people in a shopping mall (shopping
maul?) using an assault rifle. He wanted to go out in style, he
If you want to go out in style, you lodge a stick of dynamite up your
backside, run onto the basketball court during a Knicks game at halftime
and light the fuse. That's style, not blowing away innocent working
stiffs in an Omaha department store.
The way The New York Sun, reported it, they just said the kid used
"a rifle." It would be sacrilegious for The Sun
to admit that the kid used an assault rifle, because Clinton got a law
passed banning those. When Bush got in he allowed the law to lapse,
and now they're legal again. Naturally, The Sun doesn't even
want to use the word "assault rifle." Americans are not bad
people but they're too easily deceived by wicked interests. Six
months ago a kid executed 20 people in his school with a handgun.
Now you got this kid with an assault rifle. In six months time it'll
happen again, guaranteed.
Tennessee Titans player Pacman Jones goes into a Las Vegas strip bar with
$80,000 and starts throwing it into the air while the strippers are dancing.
The strippers dive for the money, naturally. Jones gets offended.
"That's my money," he objects. "I'm just throwing
it around for the beauty of it, to see naked women being showered with
money. I never intended to actually give it to them!"
The guy is obviously operating under a mental malfunction.
Pandemonium breaks loose in the bar. One of Pacman's "entourage",
if I may be allowed to flatter a gang of thugs with an elegant French
term, pulls out a high-caliber handgun and starts shooting wildly.
One bar employee ends up paralyzed for life. Pacman walks away with
a slap on the wrist and a one-year suspension. Hey, he didn't actually
pull the trigger himself, right? He just brought a gang of jerks
into the bar and incited a shooting riot that left a guy paralyzed.
Never mind! Nets star Jayson Williams takes his drunken party of
friends out back of his mansion in the middle of the night to shoot off
guns in the pitch darkness. They kill the chauffeur, who went out
into the field to take a leak. Williams gets acquitted because,
Hey it could happen to anybody!
Meantime, all those plastic Barbie Doll TV announcers (and I mean the
men, too) are wringing their handkerchiefs, "What is happening to
us as a nation?" they cry. They're stupider than apes - even
apes can connect the dots. Moron+Firearm =John Dillinger.
A jerk is just a jerk until you add a firearm into the equation.
Figure this out: nine out of ten gunshot victims knew their assailant.
This idiocy will continue to occur until society gets leadership tough
enough to cut the legs out from under Wayne LaPierre and the NRA.
Firearms have got to cease being an integral part of our culture.
Now the Supreme Court is getting into the picture. They are going
to decide a lawsuit that was brought to throw out strict gun control enforcement
in the District of Columbia. Given the quality of erudition that
currently inhabits that august chamber, I'd say the odds are better than
even that in a year's time even infants in baby carriages are going to
be packing heavy artillery.
If that happens, if The Supreme Court interprets the Second Amendment
to mean that everybody is entitled to pack heat, then all hell is going
to break loose. A lot of people are going to decide to impeach the
whole court for incompetence. Remember, The Supreme Court sits at
the pleasure of Congress, which can change its configuration by a simple
act of law. This court was able to dodge the bullet on such imbecilic
decisions as allowing the Paula Jones lawsuit to proceed while Clinton
was still a sitting president, setting the stage for the bogus impeachment;
and for their decision to throw the 2000 election to Bush even though
Gore had clearly won Florida, which got us where we are today. Whether
these deluded dimwits can survive a decision turning the country into
a reality version of "Grand Theft Auto" remains to be seen.
© Dean Borok December 9th 2007
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