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America is full of guns. Everyone knows that. And everyone knows who the
people are who refuse to give up their guns. They are the Stupid White Men
which Michael Moore told us about. These redneck KKK members in the Deep South
who insist that the anti gun lobby can have their gun 'when you you pry it
from my cold dead hands'.
Of course the high crime rates in America's 'ethnic minorities' get
swept under the carpet bombing in the propaganda war. The fact that blacks
shoot blacks at a rate which would alarm Iraqi insurgents goes largely
unsaid. The ugly face of the American pro-gun movement is clearly colored white
- or at least covered by a white sheet.
And a mass shooting in Minnesota earlier this week in which a deer hunter shot
five other deer hunters - killing three of them - is surely a case in
point. Everyone knows deer hunting is a redneck sport.
Or is it? The shooter on this occasion was Laotian born Chai Vang, and the
incident is only the most recent in a spate a clashes between South-East Asian
and white hunters in the region. Chai opened fire on the white hunters after
they saw him on their hunting platform on their private property, and asked him
The Communist Times (2004-11-24pp15)
Locals have complained that the Hmong, refugees from Laos, do
not understand the concept of private property
and hunt wherever they want.
Clearly the peasants in the People's Paradise Republic of Laos are taught that
property is theft, and emigrating to America gives them a chance to educate
the locals. Think globally, act locally. Very noble of them indeed.
There is a popular notion that refugees who flee oppression
will also reject the tools of that oppression - be it Islamic extremism or communist ideology. But in
the words of the great poet, It ain't necessarily so.
America, the Great Satan,
the Evil Oppressive Capitalist Empire. The most hated country in the world,
obsessed with selfishness, and the right to own private property - but
strangely, the country which more people want to emigrate to than any
other. But if Americans should dare to question the wisdom of US immigration
policy, they are labeled as intolerant red-necks.
So was this tragedy more evidence of the failure of assimilation; an inevitable
consequence of a gun happy society; proof of failure of US migrant education
policy; a further cost of the scourge of communism, or merely an unavoidable
Well, there are three dead red-necks who have no opinion.