Wednesday, April 4, 2012
AMERICA, THE SAFEST UNSAFE PLACE ON PLANET EARTH?
11,000 people were killed by gunshots in 2011 alone in America yet no one hears the urgency of now to do something about firearms. Instead the airwaves are rented daily by clarion calls to do something about sex, pornography, contraceptives and marijuana. Icheoku wonders who sex or nudity or preventing unwanted pregnancy or even inhaling and exhaling something has recently killed? Bottom line, it is those lobbyists who lobby for the gun and funeral industries who have successfully swayed the public's attention away from the real tragedy that is readily available weapons in America; which sometimes one can buy with the same ease as if buying a candy.
This year 2012 will not be an exception as the toll is already mounting including the back to back double massacres in the two bay area cities of San Francisco last week in which five family members were slaughtered and now across the bay in Oakland where a lunatic South Korean named One Goh (mug-photo) has taken the life of young Nigerian mother of three alongside six others. People are killed in the streets, in their bedrooms by stray bullets meant for some other person, in their offices, in their cars, in parking lots, in the classrooms, even in churches while sitting in the pews as well as at funerals where an already dead is being seen off? Something is definitely not right when no place is safe or sacred anymore; but where is the outcry? The solution, let America talk less about sex, pornography, contraceptives and ganja; and refocus its attention to the greatest malady of our time - GUNS THAT ARE EVERYWHERE.
It is about time gun laws become more stringent. Imagine 11,000 people dead, killed by guns within just 365 days? Not even the combined American war-dead in Iraq and Afghanistan the past ten plus years came any close to that and someone is not worried? When it touches closer to home, it indeed becomes very personal as no one knows for whom the bell tolls next in the safest unsafe place on planet earth. Not even the White House is completely safe, as some lunatic sprayed bullets there the other time; but fortunately enough he was caught. Icheoku must however give kudos to the security agencies as they are always up to the task in solving most of these senseless killings; but is there any way they could possibly do more preventive intervention instead? It is indeed very frightening and any pretense to the contrary is simply a bullshitting braggadocio.