Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Boston Bombings: 2

Today is Tuesday, 16 April 2013.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord, first of the American Revolution, were fought on 19 April 1775.  In Massachusetts, they're celebrated on the 3rd Monday of April, which this year was yesterday.  Many far-right extremists consider it their sworn duty to begin a Second American Revolution, and to cleanse, with guns and fire if necessary, the foulness which has overcome this nation.

These extremists utterly misunderstand the Second Amendment, and view it as a license to kill in defense of their ideology.  Yea, a divine commandment to kill.

The final mile of the Boston Marathon was dedicated to the victims of the Newton Massacre.  These extremists view such dedications as an assault on themselves.

Most of these extremists are, of course, blowhards lacking the guts to put their money where their mouth is.  Unfortunately, some of them agree with Bismarck:  "One cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs."

Alas:  in such instances, people are the eggs.

Personal Note:  On this date one year ago, I was transferred from hospital to a nursing home.  The Doctors saw no reason to waste a valuable hospital bed on one who would be dead by the Fourth of July anyway.  I respectfully declined their assumption.


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