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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Opus 2015-457: Ignorant, Stupid or Evil?

I ask this question a lot when dealing with liberals (aka Progressives, Democrats, Rinos, Socialists, Communists, elitists).  I strive to understand where they are coming from but it is hard to not conclude that there are only three possible foundations.  They are either ignorant, stupid or evil.

Lets look again at the media coverage of the recent Muslim terrorist attack in San Bernardino. 

A question that I had not seen answered was, “What kind of rifles were used?”  I wasn’t buying the “assault rifle” mantra of the MSM.  They think a bolt action 22 with a “tactical” black stock is an assault rifle.  It could be ignorance.  That is a factor but if you don’t know, ask, don’t assume.

So I Googled the question this morning.

Let me share the spectrum.

First, from CBS News.  This report was two days old so we might make some allowance for the incomplete information.  They shared that the rifles were purchased and transferred legally.  Factual as far as it went.  In addition, one bit of nonsense that the “reporter” shared was,
“She also said the rifles involved were .223-caliber - powerful enough to pierce the standard protective vest worn by police officers, and some types of ammo can even plow through walls.”
In theory the reporter as quoting an ATF spokeswoman so we don’t know if the ATF or the reporter was uninformed.  Probably both.  It doesn’t take much research to recognize baloney when you smell it.

In response to data provided by the FBI we find,
“Bottom Line: In every test, with the exception of soft body armor, which none of the SMG fired rounds defeated, the .223 penetrated less on average than any of the pistol bullets.”
The dreaded .223 is less dangerous to the police than a pistol.  So why say it is so strong?  Political motive because you are a gun control nut maybe?

The next example comes from a conservative source, PJ Media, and is dated one day old.  This article points out that although the weapons were purchased legally they had been modified in several ways that were illegal.  They were modified in defiance of California law to allow quick change of magazines, large capacity magazines and automatic fire.  The problem was not gun laws but criminal, jihadist minds that ignore the law. 

Then we have another report from the MSM ABC.  The time stamp on this was 21 hours meaning that it was more current than the PJMedia post.  It’s title starts “Everything We Know about the Weapons Used...”  It gives us almost no information about the weapons. 

So we are being condition by the MSM to fear and feel we need more gun laws.  In reality you need to know that California has all the laws in place that the anti gun administration is trying to pass.  They were ignored.  Any new laws will continue to be ignored.

As long as the general, law abiding population is kept from bearing arms, the criminals will continue to strike and up the ante.

homo unius libri


  1. Sad, but true. Ignorance, as you know, is often a choice.

    1. Which often makes for evil results. There is a point when we become responsible for what we don't know. That is when we should have known but have avoided the truth.

      Grace and peace.


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