Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Americans love their guns. Whenever there's a mass slaughter, they run out and buy more guns. Guns make insecure people feel secure, powerful, in charge, and Americans, by this standard, are among the most insecure people on the planet. They love to go to movies where people get slaughtered with guns, preferably in slow motion, 10, 20, 30 people slaughtered. This is our gift to world culture. We have a collective orgasm when people get slaughtered with guns on screen...

So, a guy in Colorado goes into a movie theater, a fantasy movie, comic book movie, and attempts to slaughter everybody. One of the survivors said he couldn't tell if the sound of gunshots was coming from the movie or the killer's gun. Perfect. Our fantasy world and our reality world are now one. Is anyone surprised? Ho hum. It will happen again. Maybe next time at a theater near you, on some national holiday, when you and the kids are nestling in to enjoy the latest fantasy slaughter fest...
                                                                                   -- T.J. English

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