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All well and good. Obama is still a great orator. Hopefully this time around he will go beyond the lofty rhetoric and actually live his own words.

  But alas, I am not here to talk about Obama. I am here to talk about those Americans whose vision of America's future would make Mad Max cringe. I am, of course, talking about America's "intellectually-challenged"denizens of the far-right. 

  They are here. They are fear. And, much to our mortal danger, we've gotten  used to it.

  Now that an African-American president has won, not once, but twice,   subversive right-wingers are going to ground. Because, just like Chairman Mao, America's far right believes that, ultimately,  " All political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. "

  Which is the real reason they want to be able to buy, own and carry military-type assault rifles bedazzled with  30-round clips. 

  Deer, burglars, varmints and target shooting are the excuses. Uncle Sam is the real game. No doubts about it ... at least if you are paying attention to what they say to one another.

  Which raises the question -- does Homeland Security care as much about honkey terrorists as they do about Arab terrorists? If a bunch of self-avowed Muslims were crowding gun shows and stocking up on ammo and clips and semi-automatics, Homeland Security would come unglued. 

  But let a bunch of white American rednecks load military-grade guns and ammo in to pickups emblazoned with bumper sticker slogans like  this, and they just shrug it off:

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So, is the Department of Justice, and the 50 associated state Attorney Generals, yet prepared to stop playing along with the right's fiction about how Second Amendment applies today in exactly the same ways it applied nearly three centuries ago when "rapid fire" meant two-rounds a minute?

  Are we, as a nation,  finally ready to accept that, just as nuclear weapons profoundly changed the concept and reality of "all-out warfare," the killing capacity of modern firearms have changed  the practical meaning  of the Second Amendment. (Or, as someone else once said, "The Constitution is a social contract, not a suicide pact."

  Okay, enough from me. What do I know? All I do is keep my eyes and ears open and notice stuff. Hopefully someone in the DOJ is noticing this too. And then straps on a pair and does something about these phony "patriots," -- who are in reality, The Enemy Within.

http://www.stephen.pizzo.com

 

Stephen Pizzo has been published everywhere from The New York Times to Mother Jones magazine. His book, Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, was nominated for a (more...)
 
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but on the strength of the Dept. of Homeland Secur... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:39:33 PM
Issured by West Point last week. See it here ... by Stephen Pizzo on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:20:38 PM
I have an authentic Muslim men's attire just like ... by David Smith on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:47:11 PM
Send pictures. We will need them to remember you b... by Stephen Pizzo on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:21:19 PM
Will you be requesting d onations to a favori... by Marta B on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:45:05 PM
I own guns.  I like to shoot, I grew up hunt... by Mark Colwell on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:09:36 PM
 No one needs, or has a right to, an assault ... by Stephen Pizzo on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:15:59 PM
The Constitution and the Supreme Court's interpret... by Mark Colwell on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:50:42 AM
The Second Amendment FIRST states "A well-regulate... by Stephen Pizzo on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 9:03:41 AM
Normally it's the right who like to ignore legal ... by Mark Colwell on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 11:36:43 AM
I bet you do. The avatar image you chose is more t... by Marta B on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:48:52 PM
I guess you could tell that I was a big guy w... by Mark Colwell on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:08:00 AM
No, nothing at all.... by Marta B on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:39:23 AM
Some countries, such as  Australia , the ... by Deborah Dills on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:34:40 PM
yet you can still obtain, one way or another, ever... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:22:03 AM
I believe the answer to your question about limits... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:50:25 PM
I'm afraid of guns, but if my government has plent... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 7:06:40 AM
The fact is that the US has the highest gun owners... by John Little on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:04:50 AM
Wake up. Why are sane white people labeled as the... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:02:46 PM
"Sane white people?" Seriously fella? Well I think... by Stephen Pizzo on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:14:24 PM
Name a sane white person that has committed a mas ... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:34:04 PM
Good job labeling fellow Americans as enemies. &nb... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 11:55:47 AM
Oh, and I'll be defending you and your family too.... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 11:59:03 AM
I suggest you read the new report " linked in an e... by Stephen Pizzo on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:16:17 PM
So you stand by your racist comment. Got it. You... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:32:29 PM
I assume if you can use a trigger you could use a ... by Stephen Pizzo on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:22:35 PM
Reply. You had to reply. Your story did not stan... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:10:46 PM
And that is why I say "Way to go!".... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:12:55 PM
Neither a zygote or a fetus is a person yet, so t... by Mark Colwell on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 6:23:19 PM
I'm sure there are plenty of countries where white... by Jay Got Morals? on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:59:42 PM

 

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