I’m so sick of seeing this argument from people:
“Marriage is a failing institution — what are the stats now? Like 51% of first marriages end in divorce?”
Marriage is not a failing institution. People fail their marriages. If people would take the institution of marriage seriously, the stats would be better. But the institution itself is fine. It’s been around for centuries and worked just fine. Because the majority of Americans are too selfish and naive and stupid to treat the institution of marriage so lightly, that is why the stats are poor.
Just like “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”, so too marriage does not fail, people fail their marriages.
The way I see it, people who say that failed marriages mean that “the institution of marriage is a failure” is the same as saying that murders mean that the 2nd Amendment is a failure.
If this guy represents the mindset of most Europeans (which, from everything I have read recently about Europe and Europeans, it is pretty accurate), then they will not put up much of a fight against the Islamofascists when they get enough immigrants in their countries and decide the time is right to take over.
I came across this blog from looking at the U.S. Army tags on WordPress [where I have my public blog]. Apparently, Europeans find it ‘unChristian’ to give a gun as a Christmas present. He also has a tough time figuring out what guns have to do with peace. Hmmm, could it be that guns in the hands of good people keep relative peace in the world against bad people who would like to end the peace? Of course, I don’t expect the Europeans to understand that concept. They apparently do not understand that the only reason they even get to have some semblance of peace in Europe is because of the sacrifice of past Americans who used guns. Of course, he also can’t understand the basic concepts from his friend’s uncle’s blog (which he calls “radical ideas” by “an American neocon right-wing military blogger”):
Basically, I guess Europeans like myself have a completely different cultural background when it comes to guns. Guns are a no-no. Belgians don’t buy or carry handguns. Most of us (liberal or conservative) feel that gun ownership the way America approaches it is just plain madness. That’s not only my personal opinion, that’s the opinion of virtually all W-Europeans.
And putting a gun in a Christmas tree [sigh]: these people must have a set of distorted believes (religious, but a gun in their tree, etc) that we cannot begin to understand.
When Belgians read the the statements on the blog of Pam her “Christmas gun” uncle:
“You will see everything from flowers to firearms depicted on this weblog”
“We support the War on Terror and believe that we must win in Iraq and Afghanistan. We believe that we must win the propaganda war”
“We believe that the ACLU and “progressive thinkers” undermine the law and endanger everyone.”
“We believe that the mainstream media regularly abuse their first amendment privilege by “engineering the news” to favor their political positions – generally to the left of clear-thinking Americans”
“We believe that global climate change is a consequence of natural forces and that humans only have a limited effect in locales inhabited by them.”
“We love sport shooting and owning firearms. You will find articles and commentary on guns here. We believe in the militia”
our first impression is one of disbelief. But when we realize that half of this great nation harbours these radical ideas, we no longer laugh at a gun in a Christmas tree.
We get the creeps and wonder what on earth happened to the land of the brave and the free.
Stacy, when you post
“what’s the big deal about giving a gun as a Christmas gift? It’s not myrhh or frankencense, but it is a loving gift – to those who choose that lifestyle. Keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas!” most European Christians feel you’re raping the concept of Christianity, along with the spirit of Christmas.
Go ahead, unwrap your “loving gift” and kill someone. Or have one of your own children accidentally kill some of your loved ones.
Handguns are made for killing. Full stop.
Comment by Peter — December 13, 2007 @ 7:45 pm
And there you have the European mindset. And why America will have to come to Europe’s aid in the near future when Islamofascism decides to take it over. It is already happening in Britain/UK/London, which is to Belgium’s Northwest, and in France, which is to Belgium’s Southwest. It is only a matter of time.
Europeans can continue to get “the creeps” about Americans. We’ll just go on protecting their asses and spilling our blood for their unappreciative asses. Because that is what it means to be an American in “the land of the free and [the home of] the brave.” And that is what makes America different than Europe.