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Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

gshields Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 8:56 AM
You have summed it up very well. I agree with your comment "A gun is an inanimate object. A gun doesn’t think; it doesn’t feel; it has no intentions or aspirations; and despite what the Emeryville Chief of Police says, a gun does not have “offensive” or “defensive” tendencies." That is one of the most if not the most important fact that people need to realize. It takes the actions of a person to make it either good or bad, depending on how that person uses it. In the hands of a lawful responsible person it can become a good thing and can be used to stop a criminal or unlawful person from committing violence on others. In the hands of criminals, who do not follow the laws, it becomes a weapon for destruction or offensive criminal behavior

In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.

After a press conference held last week by Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James, it’s easy to see a decline in both language and critical thinking skills in our country. And as Orwell thought, indeed civilized society may very well be in jeopardy.

It happened on February 14th. Taking to the microphones and cameras in his suburban San Francisco community, Chief James stood at a podium with the requisite group of serious-looking, professionally dressed, pouty-faced people standing behind him...