Christmas Lights

“I’m not mad. Because I have my agency to make sure that I use this event to do what I can to do whatever I can. I want to make sure that my family, my wife and my daughters, are taken care of. And that, if there is anything I can do to help anybody, at any time, anywhere, I’d be willing to do that.”

Robbie Parker, father of Emilie Parker

Single-payer health care is where the nation is going, it’s inevitable, and people will be much happier once they get there. In the meantime, all initiatives that arc that way should be supported.

Same with the guns. All the guns are going to go. That’s Emilie Parkerwhere the nation is going, it’s inevitable, and people will be much happier once they get there. In the meantime, all initiatives that arc that way should be supported.

The guns, they are done. They are instruments of living in Fear. And Fear is over. It’s no longer necessary. It is a product of the lizard brain. The brain is bigger than that now. The lizard brain peaked hundreds of millions of years ago. Its day is done.

The guns are going too from the police. Back in the 1970s, when police-militarization began truly getting out of hand, Ken Kesey wrote a thoughtful piece in which he saw that the police need to “lay down the gun.” That’s going to happen.

There won’t be any guns in the nation’s military. Because the nation won’t have a military. America is at peace with its neighbors, Canada and Mexico. And so no military is necessary.

In the early reports out of Connecticut, I was struck by this:

Connecticut is reaching out to other states to help with autopsies because they don’t have enough medical examiners.

There was no shortage of people with guns arriving on the scene. There never is. But for healers, Connecticut had to go out of state.

That is precisely the opposite of the way it should be. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were always a surfeit of healers, always on hand? But for folks with guns, a call would have to go out to other states?

That’s what’s coming. The age of the warrior is over. Old, and totally in the way. It’s the era of healers now.

Already happened.

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9 Responses to “Christmas Lights”


  1. 1 Comrade Red December 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

    If, by magic, I could make guns impossible, I’d think about it, maybe do it. But I can’t. Nobody can. And if they made them go away? Five minutes and somebody’d have made one. And does anybody really like living in a State where only cops have guns? In reality-land the truism was spoken long ago when it was said that every time there’s a shooting spree they try to take the guns away from the people who did not do it. Any how is it that it’s “legal” to splatter kids (including ahmurkinkids) in afnamistan but so bad when the same thing happens in some little town in ahmurka? Ok when it’s 5 year old “turrusts”, not ok when their – ah! white? Is the reaction, particularly the media reaction, racist?

    • 2 bluenred December 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Read the piece again. The police also shall have no guns. And not only will the military not have guns, there won’t be a military.

      I do live in reality-land. It is people who cling to guns who do not. They live in Fear. Which is not real.

    • 3 nancy December 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      It is difficult to convey, especially under horrible circumstances such as these, that if guns were gone, those bent on destruction would find another way.

      More difficult perhaps but guns are just the vehicle – in their absence the ax the knife the sling blade bare hands and more remain.

      The real trouble lies elsewhere..

      http://newblackman.blogspot.com/2012/12/memo-to-media-manhood-not-guns-or.html

      You made this comment some weeks ago ~

      “My poor old pal Phaedrus, 15 years old, he had a stroke. Was I to ruin his last day with a long trip to the vet? And shall we listen to the coyote killing the hens and simply say, aw gee, I should outta had built a better hen house? And the day the coyote came to dinner and the dogs all ganged up on the poor guy – should I let the dogs fight it out – we know the outcome! – or shall I end the affair?”

      it struck me then because Yes i know all those stories, know the answer too..

      Guns are just another tool,

      Their presence is not necessarily a sign of fear or any emotion really.

      Many who have guns around think nothing of them on the day to day. They are just there – like the hammer the wrench and the screw driver. If you need them.

      And so their use is often, not motivated by fear, but, instead as your stories suggest, by Sadness.

      Or sometimes, even Mercy.

  2. 7 Miep O'Brien December 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Guns are gone. You are correct Blue. Guns are gone. That is a great meme. I will work to spread it

  3. 9 Elva December 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Another piece of music by Blue Nile. Thanks,it brightened my day.


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