Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Times They Are A (Not) Changin'
It's going to take a Vietnam era level of disruption, confrontation, coalitions and citizen action to turn around the culture of gun violence in the U.S. It's going to take another "counter culture" of students, performers, clergy, minorities, and those beleagured "liberals." The government will not be moved until it is upended.
I believe the cold war idology that produced the Vietnam War was even more entrenched than the "second amendment" ideology is today. Washington supported the war even when they knew, as historians now tell us, that it was futile. Washington sucumbs to the lobbying power of the NRA even as we know they will eventually regret their cowardice.
I don't know when the tipping point will come. I don't know who the leaders will be. I know the effort will have to be "revolutionary." I say bring it on.