If you have not heard yet (what do you live under a rock?) a Malaysian airliner went down (has gone missing) several weeks back and approximately 250 people are missing/dead. Read that number again… 250 people.
Sooooo…… Where is the ‘OMG, we must ban it!‘ crowd at on this one?
I mean, ‘if it saves just one life’ – or you know, 250 lives! – shouldn’t we ban airplanes? Where is all the talk of ‘common sense airplane control’, or demands for ‘reasonable airplane capacity restrictions’, or any of the other bed-wetting talking points from the gun control playbook? I mean, is no one thinking of the children!?!
Why do we not have any political action groups forming and collecting large amounts of money to back professional airplane banners? Where are all the moms requesting, no, demanding action!? Why is no one petitioning our ruling class politicians to pull the preemptively prepared anti-airplane laws out of their desk draw so that we can finally bring down the evil airplane lobby?
Is this not the catastrophe that we have been waiting for!? Is this not the time to exploit the dead men, women, and children to finally cure this evil from out land? Why is our president not giving speeches on this… do the dead not bear a close enough resemblance to his son if he were to actually have one?
I guess not, because I have yet to hear one single word uttered about banning these ‘high capacity, death machines that only belong on a battlefield’. I guess more people are going to have to die and more airplanes will have to be used as weapons of mass destruction before we see ‘common sense airplane control’ in this country. I guess all of the politicians and all of the activists that get all worked up about a tragic loss of life only really care when it is an event that can be used to further their political dogma and/or line their pockets with cash.
Who would’ve thunk it!