The Octogenarians

The dialogue between conservatism and liberalism obviously must involve considering the purpose of government and the levels of governance.There appears to be only limited clarification since ancient Greece,Rome,China etc.Two things that seems common to despotic regimes that embrace oligarchy,kleptocracy,nepotism and exploitation are the systemic elimination of access to truth and the top down control of arms.Thus the second amendment although only intended for militia enablement in a time of muskets,has symbolic appeal.More closely examined,even in its mistaken context,it can be seen as manipulatable so as to produce an armed presence that can be organized to support those in power if and when their use of military and police power is unacceptable.The testosterone fueled fantasies about aryan selective savagery is race and gender based and the source of huge profit.Thus the diversionary nonsense that the NRA produces has thus far,with the aid of A and A+ congressional rating continually blocked sensible…

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