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Jacqueline Marcus, Author: Why the US Government Lacks Legitimacy on Gun Control!

Writing for the Progressive Site: Truth-Out.org/BuzzFlash.com

No one respects this government. No one respects the U.S. media with an approval rating that is probably lower than the congress. Currently, the U.S. military is launching bombs off North Korea’s coast. President Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. stop testing their weapons off their shores. Seems like a reasonable request, yes? But they keep doing it—egging him on—hoping for what? That he’ll finally get pissed off and shoot off a missile so the CIA and Pentagon can start a major war with these people? Here’s a simple solution: President Obama should tell the military to back off—stop infuriating North Koreans’ leaders by playing bully with weapons. In other words, the President and the military should try a little gun control.

Why the US Government Lacks Legitimacy on Gun Control

Jacqueline Marcus
Friday, 29 March 2013 14:44

It’s laughable to hear our President and members of the legislature argue the fine points of gun control when they go about attacking defenseless and poor countries, murdering hundreds of thousands of people under the phony excuse of national security with weapons of mass destruction ranging from cluster bombs to depleted uranium missiles and chemicals that literally disintegrate flesh and bones to ash as witnessed at Fallujah, Iraq, “Go massive!” Donald Rumsfeld cheered, “Sweep it all up. Things related and not,” while Dick Cheney and his associates drooled over the sadistic methods of torture that he ordered against a people who did absolutely nothing to the United States.

I think of that photo of the five year old Iraqi girl wailing, crouched down with her parents’ blood splattered over her dress after U.S. troops opened fire at their car because they made the mistake of driving through the patrol, an image that circled the world media except in the United States where it was censored.

That image symbolizes the perception of the United States’ rogue government from the Bush years, and it has not really improved under Obama’s given the fact that Obama refused to prosecute the Bush-Cheney administration for committing heinous war crimes: lying about evidence that Saddam Hussein harbored weapons of mass destruction, ordering barbaric torture practices and bragging about how effective the satanic act of torture is when it is anything but, invading a sovereign and civilized nation no different from European nations except that Iraq happened to be in the Middle East and an oil rich country. These are all impeachable offenses under the U.S. Constitution.

Jacqueline Marcus is the editor of ForPoetry.com and the author of Close to the Shore by Michigan State University Press. She taught philosophy for twenty years at Cuesta College.

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considering all WarCriminals committed capital crimes,

Ms. Marcus' proposed solution is ridiculously 'fair' and overly generous:

Given that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell and Rice were never prosecuted for their war crimes—they should be made to adopt up to five Iraqi orphans. Babies and children that were left maimed and or genetically deformed from the depleted uranium must be sent to Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell and former Prime Minister Tony Blair who continues to repeat the delusional claim, like a retarded parrot, that “Iraqis are better off without Saddam Hussein…Iraqis are better off without…” these injured children should be placed squarely on their doorsteps for the necessary proper care that they require. There are thousands of Iraqi orphans thanks to the U.S. British invasion of Iraq. Add nearly a million injured U.S. veterans to that list who, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting website, are waiting for pension and compensation claims, pending nationwide; the average wait time for a decision is 273 days or 9 months—many have been waiting up to two and three years.

But, that's all assuming these neoCon scumbags actually have a conscience, and a sense of guilt... Still, a novel 'punishment,' IMO.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

not aware of her work but considering she posted it@Truth-Out,

I'd assume, politically, she leans on the 'progressive' side.

but if she expresses utter unadulterated unbiased disgust at the direction of our Republic, and the ensuing Ruling Class political pigsty like:

That image symbolizes the perception of the United States’ rogue government from the Bush years, and it has not really improved under Obama’s given the fact that Obama refused to prosecute the Bush-Cheney administration for committing heinous war crimes: lying about evidence that Saddam Hussein harbored weapons of mass destruction, ordering barbaric torture practices and bragging about how effective the satanic act of torture is when it is anything but, invading a sovereign and civilized nation no different from European nations except that Iraq happened to be in the Middle East and an oil rich country. These are all impeachable offenses under the U.S. Constitution.

Of course, if Obama were to prosecute the Bush-Cheney war criminals, he’d have to include himself—since he has continued to terrorize starving, poor peasants living in clay huts across Afghanistan with drone killings, missiles that explode to pieces remaining houses and shelters; illegal killings that are targeted from computer screens in secret CIA rooms thousands of miles away from Afghanistan in video-game fashion. But the President is the one pulling the trigger, the role model for our society on gun control.

just glad to see that there are still awake, principally consistent people among the Left intelligentsia. Though of course, that still doesn't rule out whether she is personally against guns, which has pretty much become my litmus test for anyone's true understanding of individual freedoms & the State, the Leviathan: if you cannot trust yourself or your fellow man to be armed to defend him/herself, you don't really understand, nor believe in freedoms.

but as is the case with all political issues, I welcome any allies, despite disparate views or proposed solutions; it's a start.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul