2 thoughts on “Crocodile Tears

  1. Thoughts & Prayers™️ says:

    “Democrats lashed out at the National Rifle Association after the worst mass shooting in American history on Monday, but instead of fighting back the gun rights group retreated to a familiar posture: silence. The NRA’s website, Twitter feed and Facebook page — all of which are typically updated frequently throughout the day —went dark on Monday, posting no new content, and the group did not respond to several calls and emails seeking comment. But that doesn’t mean the powerful Washington lobbying organization isn’t extremely busy behind the scenes. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/02/las-vegas-shootings-nra-guns-243394
    ‘Ricochet’ Goes Behind Scenes of Gun Lobby (NPR “Talk of the Nation” Nov 15, 2007) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16324652
    “…I recalled the analogy former executive vice president Warren Cassidy had used to describe the NRA. People would gain a true understanding of the National Rifle Association, Warren had said, only if they thought of it as “one of the world’s great religions.” In fact, the fervor of its activist members is just as inflexible as that of Muslim, Christian, or Jewish zealots. But the organization’s present leaders have contemptuously manipulated those passions to consolidate political power and keep the money stream flowing steadily. For loyal rank-and-file members, however, their zeal blinds them to this reality.”
    “RICOCHET: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist” by Richard Feldman (October 2007) http://www.mlscommunication.com/

  2. Mumbo Jumbo says:

    “It’s become a sort of twisted American ritual: A lone white male shooter opens fire on a crowd of people. Americans cry out for someone to do something and are met with shoulder shrugs, mumblings about “the price of freedom” and assurances that the people elected to protect them are sending their “thoughts and prayers.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/10/03/why-thoughts-and-prayers-is-starting-to-sound-so-profane/

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