Amerikan Horror Show - Kunstler
on December 17, 2012 9:26 AM
Re: Amerikan Horror Show - Kunstler
Kunstler cuts to the chase and gets it right on this one. Posturing about banning guns is a pretty empty gesture. We are seeing a rot...a disease...and the answer will not come from more or less availability of guns.
Magic touch Faust....how'd you do that?
Been an avid Kunstler reader, books and his columns, for years.
hardnox and I have been alternatively putting his columns up here for years and to the best of my recollection neither or us has ever received a response, other than from each other.
You do it once and get a reply from someone who would be the embodiement of the antithesis to the comprehensive body of work and world view of Jim Kunstler. And In just a few minutes. Nice work.
Maybe we should have pasted the text. All we've ever done is put up links.
The rot is the gun culture
Or the mindset that you must negotiate settlements with violence. Meanwhile you waste the nations wealth on wars and preparing for more wars while the people are needing empathy and healthcare.
We can't afford to pay them. We can't afford to feed and house them. We can't afford treat them when they are sick or injured but BY GAWD we can afford to guns and armies navies and aircraft and missles and thousands of nukes to defend us from the bad guys across the world. And yet we can't afford a few more bucks to pay to make life somewhat easier for the unemploywed, the underemployed or the disabled. Nor can we defend them fro the macho neighbor next door that is flexing his muscles and threatenng with is personal arsonal and his stupid attitude.
The same macho attitude about gun ownership has this country spending more than the rest of the world combined on armaments.
Re: Magic touch Faust....how'd you do that?
Took the time to do a rather extensive search and you are right. It's been a rather significant number of links that have been put up over the years. You and former freqent poster tomtoolbag show up now and then. As in this particular discussion following the posting of a lnk to a particularly good JHK blog:
I was referrring to the echo chamber gang here. Now and then one of them would tail on to a thread, but most of the threads are very bief and neglected/ignored. It was the laughable reply that showed up in this one that inspired what I said. So, sorry. Sorry tom, if you are still out there.
What's the turn off? The old bohemian, "hipster" thing that's obviously there?
Re: Magic touch Faust....how'd you do that?
Bruce, it is kinda nice to find what people consider worthy of reading or viewing. Kunstler is kind of interesting to me , he only posts on Monday's any more, so your dose of his philosophy is limited. But . . . sometimes he really hits a nerve. He is a "gloom and doomer", and I used to maintain a gloom and doom thread, where all the bad things that were going on was posted.
Kinda like Poulser saying there was no hunger in the United States, and he is right, but if we stop handing out food stamps to 47,000,000 people we might get a picture of this country most avoid seeing. So my position has always been, support Ameri-can's first, and along the way those who need to survive, "the Ameri-can'ts", we need to provide a minimum level for the benefit of their children who suffer because of their misfortune of not being into an Investment Bankers family.
Sooooo, we are a rich nation, and we always have those who abuse the system, they will always be with us. But . . . if we do not remedy this economic depression things will get a lot worse. We soon will not be able to build enough prisons to house those who will be seeking other means to survive. If we can feed our hungry first, then at least the social unrest that is on the horizon will be delayed.
You see . . . I believe we lived during the best time in this country, when a person could fail and start over and succeed. That is the way it was when Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie and the rest of the "robber barons" made their great strides in putting America to work during their time. However, they did not have an income tax which burdened their success as we have today, where the IRS a hand of the FED is seizing private assets to pay the debts none of us had a say in creating.
Soooooo . . . I will be following my little doom and gloom threads on line, and when I find an article that kinda "shocks my conscience", I will post it. I am pleased with the response I have received from some of the topics I have selected to post. Great bunch here, nice to be on a thread with inquiring minds. lol. John