- From antiwar.com: In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats.
- From Tea at Trianon: guns, insanity and tragedy. There’s the rights dilemma of well-meant deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill. Of course the mainstream media don’t cover the stories of armed citizens thwarting mass shootings because it doesn’t fit the government script.
- From LRC: why the government and mainstream media celebrate mass shootings.
- From RR:
- Ireland and abortion. Predictable anti-Catholic coverage. In America, abortion to actually save the woman’s life (not if the mother threatens to kill herself) was always legal. Extremely rare. (Ron Paul, an obstetrician, has never come across it in decades of practice.)
- Get the feds out of the marriage business.
- History: the Great Society. Utopian thought is dangerous to life and liberty.
- Our week without a microwave taught me a lot about the value of microwaves — and can teach us more generally about the value of economic freedom.
- Frenemies: why Democrats and Libertarians are like oil and vinegar.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I almost didn’t blog about Newtown. Exhausted after starting to work nights to get my life after newspapers in high gear. Didn’t want to inspire copycats by publishing anything about the shooter, it’s wrong to use this to preach one’s positions, there’s the matter of using someone else’s tragedy to try to look nice when it’s really nothing to do with me and there’s nothing I can do, but the story was too big to ignore. Again, as Dano says, best to be quiet, let the people actually involved grieve, and work on being a better person. Still, I’ll put up a few good links. One thought: I understand the group working hardest to keep guns away from the insane is... the No. 1 gun-safety group, the NRA. (Again, doesn’t fit the narrative.)