The Burning Platform directs us to The Daily Beast (quoting from Newsweek magazine)…is that convoluted, or what?
However, we’re given an essay by David Mamet, award winning playwright and former liberal.
In commenting on it, Yojimbo states:
What a brilliantly written essay. Concise and powerful. Essay like this help me understand the mental illness of my fellow Massachusetts residents that we politely call “Liberalism”. First, Liberals actually have a profound TRUST of government, instead of a healthy distrust and skepticism. Second, Liberals fundamentally misunderstand human nature, and believe that, if only given more government intervention and power, the failings of human nature can be perfected. Mamet displays an excellent understanding of the nature of The State and why we must be deeply mistrustful of it.
Mr. Mamet, in part, says:
~All of us have had dealings with the State, and have found, to our chagrin, or, indeed, terror, that we were not dealing with well-meaning public servants or even with ideologues but with overworked, harried bureaucrats. These, as all bureaucrats, obtain and hold their jobs by complying with directions and suppressing the desire to employ initiative, compassion, or indeed, common sense. They are paid to follow orders.~
~What possible purpose in declaring schools “gun-free zones”? Who bringing a gun, with evil intent, into a school would be deterred by the sign?
Ah, but perhaps one, legally carrying a gun, might bring it into the school.
We need more armed citizens in the schools.~
Go and read the entire essay. Mr. Mamet and I may disagree on minor points, but he speaks his truth with reason and passion. It’s worth the five minutes.