Corruption is the Root of Sensible Gun Control Inaction | Perspective


To not be moved to the core of our beings over the senseless slaughter of 17 American school children on a bright and beautiful, cheerful February 14th – the universal day of LOVE – is a litmus test that measures the depth of corruption in the GOP.

The fact that GOP lawmakers are more beholden to the NRA than they are to their own children, reveals how dehumanizing corruption is.

The GOP gladly accepted $17,384,437 from the NRA in the 2015-2016 election cycle. Trump was funneled $21 million from the NRA.

We’ve seen the way rotten trees fall in a vicious storm. The Oak may look high and mighty from the outside. But when the forceful winds howl, and consistent pressure is applied against the weakened trunk…that tree will fall. And when it does, the rotten center becomes visible.

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar with his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic to that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” ~ Cicero, 50 BC

So that’s where we’re at today, Sunday February 18, 2018. Corruption rots the body politic and becomes treasonous. We can either succumb and lose our country, or keep resisting to the max with everything we have within us.

Every corrupt GOP (any who received NRA $ that are now refusing to bring to the floor sensible gun laws) MUST be removed from office. Again, their corruption has become treasonous. And until they can be replaced, they must be quarantined so they can’t infect.

The only sensible next step following the #Parkland massacre is to reinstate the assault rifle ban…by March 1, 2018!

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  1. US society has deep problems stemming from the adoption of Neoliberalism and the commodification of absolutely everything. The go to valuation of everything is determined by an immediate conversion into dollars! Mass murders will be converted into a profit by someone, the same as pollution, or crime! Global warming and systemic collapse has already people waiting behind the scenes to turn tragedy into a profitable business model. Terrorism and fear are very good for business!

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    1. Yes, I see this in many situations, and believe this to be true in much of American life, but I must say that there are certain professions and segments of the population who are non-materialistic. Teachers for example. I’m wrapped up in the education niche and rarely see the profit motive extended in this direction. Most are activists against the rot that you’ve described (thankfully).

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      1. After the Calvinist Betsy Devos has finished privatizing the system and draining all the money out of the public system. It won’t matter what teachers are motivated by

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    1. You’d better start with all the Republicans first…it’ll never happen. Eventually the country itself will be completely privatized, and everyone else will be a serf!

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        1. In the context of 78% of the people opposed Trump’s budget that just got passed…I can’t repeat the “Good Luck to You!” enough times for it to sink in!

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