For those of you not old enough to remember the Lil Abner cartoon strip, Shmoon (plural of Shmoo) "were fabulous creatures that bred exponentially, consumed nothing, and eagerly provided everything that humankind could wish for. Besides producing both milk (bottled, grade A) and eggs (neatly packaged), they tasted like pork when roasted, chicken when fried, and steak when broiled. Ironically, the shmoo's generous nature and incredible usefulness made it a threat to capitalism, to western society and perhaps to civilization itself."
Even as a young man, I was disturbed by the idea of a creature that would voluntarily kill itself for someone else's dinner. I still find it difficult to imagine a living animal that has no instinct for self-preservation. However this phenomenon does seem to manifest itself within a significant percentage of the human population of the United States. Although the problem has been growing for several decades, it has become far more noticable since the tragic school shooting in Connecticut. The strident cry for total gun control has been unmistakable, even though the "lame stream media" has characterized the demand for disarmament as "a debate". There is no debate. The only options presented are to turn in your guns voluntarily, or subject yourself to mandatory and violent gun confiscation. Only a Shmoo would voluntarily surrender its guns. Don't be a Shmoo!
Now there are internet rumors that our presumptive President has issued an executive order that alleges the authority to kill Americans suspected of terrorism without the time consuming charade of having a trial. Several reports last year indicate that drones are now being used here in the United States. This fact was proudly demonstrated when news reports showed a drone flying over the underground bunker where a six year old boy had been held hostage for several days. Clearly our government has the technology to secretly and silently kill American Shmoon with impunity. Don't be a Shmoo!
The most exciting news I've heard in a long time is that ten million guns were sold in the United States withing three weeks of the Connecticut tragedy. That is nearly half a million guns per day, or an average of ten thousand guns per day in each state. I sincerely hope this that this demonstrates a rebirth of the independant spirit of Americans.
There can be no debate about two plus two equals four, the existence of gravity, or that the world is round. Neither can there be any serious "debate" about the right to self defense. At the moment, however, there is public discussion about our right to life which extrapolates into the implict right to protect that life using a gun. The Shmoon in America think that guns are inherently evil, and that the government must exercise its fictitious authority to confiscate all civilian firearms. When the discussion escalates into conflict, and it appears certain that it will, the side with guns will win, and the Shmoon on the other side will lose. Your generous nature - and flawed logic - make you a threat to capitalism, western society, and civilization itself. It also makes you a threat to yourself. Don't be a Shmoo!