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The Perfect Response to Conservative Advocate of More Guns in NY Times Op-Ed

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Stacy

Manhattan 6 hours ago

Only when you have betrayed civil society and the ideals of equality before the law, neighborliness, civic tolerance and reasoned discourse, does the notion of arming everyone look like “progress.” The American Right in 2014 cannot see past its own dark fantasies of perpetual threat and dim fears of chaos and societal disintegration. Even as they hustle us into a brave new world of vast inequality and anti-democratic control by plutocrats, they stand in terror of their own creation – like Dr. Frankenstein and his unstable monster on a rampage. The thing they need to kill with their guns is the thing they have set loose on the landscape. But they are too backed into a corner of their own making to see this truth or to have any idea how to get themselves, and the rest of us, out of it.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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