Monday, August 12, 2019

Some people know nothing about the world

Miguel has a lot more patience with idiots than I do.  Some dim bulb tweeted that gun owners need to get out and travel the world, to learn that you don't need a gun or something.  Miguel took her on a visual tour of the world, good and hard (warning: photos of graphic violence).  He concludes by musing on the psychology that would lead a person to such dim bulbitude:
I think these idiots think everything outside the US looks like an outside Parisian cafe in the fall sitting with Pierre, the French lover or a sleepy village in the mountains of Latin America where the children bring you coffee and pastries and they all know British English.
The only thing I can add is that Paris is pretty dangerous, too.  8 dead in the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January, 2015.  Later that day 4 jews were shot and killed at the Hypercacher kosher supermarket.  In November that year there were bombings and shootings at the Stade de France that killed 131 and critically injured a hundred more, with over 400 injured total.  The next year saw a terrorist hijack a truck and kill a bunch of people on the promenade in Nice.  The same thing happened in Berlin, with 12 dead at the Christmas Market.  2016 also saw a major terrorist attack in Brussels, killing 32.  Last year it was the turn for Strasbourg's Christmas Market - 5 dead.  And what American snob gun banners simply don't know is that pure mass shootings in Europe are almost always done with legally owned firearms.

I could go on and on, but these places only look like something out of Disney.


LSP said...

Good Lord, Nice, Strasbourg, Berlin and Brussels itself.

Never a great fan of Nice, but that's just me.

waepnedmann said...

How about the Cafe' Wars in Paris where the Algerian factions were doing full auto drive-bys from the back of Vespa scooters during the late 50s early 60s?
How about the knifings in Londonstan?
How about Pol Pot?
How about Juarez or Tiajuana?

You can't fix stupid.