You probably want to give yourself a wide berth between lunch and reading this truly disturbing analysis of America’s history with firearms. Michael Gungor, the lead singer of a Christian worship band and a songwriter / pastor / worship leader / and voluble blogger – offers his angst-laden analysis of why gun control is so difficult for the left to implement in America.
“America has been built on blood. We worship this god of the gun. We sacrificed to it to own this land. We spilled the blood of the Native Americans to satiate it. The British. The French. The Mexicans. Anybody that stood in the way of what we wanted, we killed. Sometimes the violence may have been justified, other times, it certainly was not by any other standard but “well, we wanted this, and you didn’t give it to us, so we killed you.” We’ve killed each other on this land. People killed their brothers on this land so that they could keep their slaves. (Not surprisingly, it is still the South that is most adamant about its guns and also is the most violent region in the country)….
America is a young nation, but it is drenched in blood. And oh how we treasure the power that we have received in response to our blood sacrifices. We hold our big guns and we feel pleasure coarse through our bodies. Power. It’s sexy as hell. We love it. We feel so important and powerful, like gods ourselves.
Here’s the Link to the entirety of the diatribe.
It’s quite possibly worth an in depth read to familiarize yourself with what I think are some widely held beliefs on the hard left about guns and their place in society. Particularly humorous is his frustration of spending time in Europe with people who just can’t understand why America won’t give up its guns and Gungor consequently being profoundly ashamed of his land.
I’ve been pretty quiet on the gun debate since Newtown. It’s just so profoundly sad what happened, and there are plenty of angry voices (on both sides). What’s more – I would truthfully be open to tighter regulations on background checks — though I think they would be far more effective at the state level than nationally. But reading finally started my blood on its way toward boil.
Exit Question — does ‘Gungor’ ever play another show south of the Mason Dixon line?!