Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Quote of the Day: Europe's view of America's gun laws

This hits center mass:
Meanwhile, while I read all this self-congratulatory bollocks about how much more violent Americans are than the peaceful gun-loathing British, I am sitting somewhere in Tower Hamlets, one of the world centres of ISIS recruitment. One of Britain's most important exports right now is young men who are performing beheadings and crucifixions, for fuck's sake, in the cause of committing actual genocide. They are killing and torturing and enslaving innocent people by the tens of thousands.

But yeah, nine people dead, and it's America that has the big violence problem.
This is from a Brit, looking at his countrymen with a (rightly) jaundiced eye.  What was most memorable from my year living in Blighty was the uniiversal, casual assumption by the Brits that they were smarter than we Colonials.  And the assumption that they all had better taste.  Buried in Squander Two's excellent post was this line that made me smile:
In short, it should occur to you that American laws might to some extent be based on American votes, and that Americans might know just a teeeensy bit more about living in America than some wanker from Haringey who once spent a week in Orlando but doesn't want to go back because he found it crass.
I spent a weekend in Weston-super-Mare once, and found it a bit tacky.  Ya know, if you go to tacky touristy spots, you might find a tacky touristy spot.

RTWT.  It's a refreshingly sane view from the far side of the Pond.


knirirr said...

He's right, of course, though I should add that usually find the American complaints about us to be equally unjustified.

Anonymous said...

I once spent a week in London on business. I saw a 200 year old building with holes drilled through granite walls, so they could mount their "Colors of Beneton" sign.

Meanwhile, in America, they but old brick warehouses on the historic registry if they managed to not burn down in 100 years.

Gunner Jacky said...

Thanks for sharing views with us. These militants are always a threat for the world community. They don't think about what is wrong and what is right. They simply think that what are they doing is the best. We need to be more responsible and be ready to answer all the wrong doings that anyone does to human beings. We all need to be trained and work together to fight against all the wrong doings.
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knirirr said...

Gunner Jacky - Interesting to see the link in your post. I went there a couple of years ago and found it very useful.