"Every country has, along with its core civilities and traditions, some kind of inner madness, a belief so irrational that even death and destruction cannot alter it. In Europe not long ago it was the belief that “honor” of the nation was so important that any insult to it had to be avenged by millions of lives. In America, it has been, for so long now, the belief that guns designed to kill people indifferently and in great numbers can be widely available and not have it end with people being killed, indifferently and in great numbers. The argument has gotten dully repetitive: How does one argue with someone convinced that the routine massacre of our children is the price we must pay for our freedom to have guns, or rather to have guns that make us feel free?"

Source: newyorker.com
  1. freestylerobbery reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  2. laurenelizabits reblogged this from laurenelizabits
  3. ghettobagel reblogged this from myopic-magpie
  4. sihaya13 reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  5. hjjaiis reblogged this from challengingeveryday
  6. apassingmoon reblogged this from ohreallyjulia
  7. therealjlp reblogged this from sin-ecdoche
  8. sljung reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  9. gwydionmisha reblogged this from wilwheaton
  10. trotskys reblogged this from itsvondell
  11. herdivineshadow reblogged this from wilwheaton
  12. adeleblancsec reblogged this from wilwheaton
  13. rhymingteelookatme reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  14. a-small-piece-of-the-universe reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  15. repostparty reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  16. neklev reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  17. mygoodrabbit reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  18. picturesorconversations reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  19. plannersandfairytales reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  20. karenkristie reblogged this from bedrum
  21. bedrum reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  22. deliriun reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  23. myopic-magpie reblogged this from neil-gaiman
  24. elledottcarter reblogged this from mundanemuggletribute
  25. puppydoggies reblogged this from itsvondell
  26. anotherjourneybytrain reblogged this from l0kasenna