I check Full30 every day. But, I haven’t started a topic in a while. Been busy gearing up for a gun show and catching up on some work in the shop. Trust me, for those of you who don’t already do it, running a gun business is way more work than we probably really want to admit. So, my topic generating took a sabbatical for a week or so. But, I’m BACK. So, let’s get this ship out to sea…
This ten days or so has been a circus. The State of the Union, post-birth abortions, ANTIFA. I hop on the ole interwebs and expect a clown with floppy shoes and a red nose to give me the rundown on the latest news. Because that’s the kind of I’m hearing.
ITEM 1: A “firearms instructor” for Oregon ANTIFA
Okay, there’s a lot to unpack here for a story I don’t even really understand. Let’s start with this: Back in my day, (a few months ago) ANTIFA wanted gun control. Now, they’re getting “firearms instruction” from a kid who looks like the last thing he himself was instructed in is at what point in the conversation to ask, “Would you like fries with that?”
But, here’s the gloss over. This cat walked into a school and, for some reason (the body cam footage doesn’t show), law enforcement was called. While attempting to arrest this, presumably, “highly trained firearms instructor,” he begins to resist and produces some sort of larger automatic pistol from his…pants pocket. And he gets himself perished. Now, maybe I’m crazy, but if I were the journalist covering this, the headline of this 60 second blurb story should read, “Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes.”
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. In an attempt to vindicate the perceived execution of their (Seriously, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth every time I say it) “firearms instructor,” the Oregon ANTIFA chapter (Is “chapter” the right word? I mean, do this little 's think they’re the Hell’s Angels?) responded by PLACING INCENDIARY DEVICES IN THE POLICE STATION. Call me crazy, but we used to have words to describe these kinds of actions. Namely, “war” and “terrorism.” But, the media won’t talk about it and Oregon police seem to be okay with attempted mass murder on a large scale when it’s fanatical leftists trying to kill them. If you’re waiting for some sort of poignant and philosophical wrap up to this, you’re gonna be here a while. This is insanity.
ITEM 2: “Abortion” now means "Children outside the womb."
Allow me to highlight my stance and, before you lose your mind on me, hear me out. On paper, I’m pro-choice. Not that I don’t think abortion is morally repugnant (because I do). But, I will never support legislation (one way or the other) regarding abortion. It is neither my nor the government’s place to tell anyone what they can or can not do with their body. And I’m not the one who has to sleep at night knowing I killed an unborn baby. So, by that standard, the definition of “life” is up to the mother and the doctor performing the procedure. And, if they can live with it, okay. Sad, but its not my conscience and not me that may or may not have to answer for it in the here-after (Let the hateful messages begin. But it’s not a political matter. It’s an ethical and a spiritual one. And, as such, should not be up for discussion on the floor of Congress, along with a litany of other topics I believe are a waste of tax money).
What I can say is, no matter what your stance on the subject is, life has certainly began at the point a child exits the womb. At that point, that child is a United States citizen and protected by and afforded all the rights secured to it by the United States Constitution…at least, that’s what I thought. Apparently, Virginia and New York think that, even though the child is self sustaining, (breathing, eating, heartbeat, the whole nine yards, all by it’s little lonesome, completely detached from the body of it’s mother) it is still subject to abortion… by severing it’s spinal cord and being tossed in a bowl to die. Ummm…what? We aren’t talking about abortion, anymore. That’s infanticide. It’s murder. There’s no gray area, here. Killing a 5 minute old child is exactly zero different than my mother deciding she wants a late-term, 406 month abortion. And, I’m not okay with that. And not just because she might want one. This isn’t some made up, exaggerated thing. It’s now legal, in 1/25th of the United States to, basically, behead your living, breathing child. And, we’re all just fine with this? Add to it the fact that the same people saying this is acceptable behavior in an industrialized and polite society are the same people wanting to come take my rights away because it might “save one child.” Tell you what, Pol Pot, you can bring up taking my guns when you stop chopping off the heads of kids.
ITEM 3. The IMPORTANT news
A bunch of Democrat women went to the State of the Union address wearing white pant suits and emphatically refused to show support for anything at all (veterans, border security, children, economy, unemployment, winning WWII) because, “F*ck Trump.”
That’s it, folks. That’s the past week in a nutshell. That’s the world we’re living in, today. If you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go light my face on fire and put it out using interstate traffic. Because it will be less painful and more enlightening than watching the news.