"Bottom line kids, stop being 'useful idiots' and try being useful citizens instead. Learn true American history. Learn civics. Learn how our government works. We are ready to march with you kids, once you learn the real issues which need to be fixed in our great country."
Many of us have read Mona Charen's book Useful Idiots. In that book, she tells the origin of that term. No, it is not something derogatory said by "zealots" on the Right about sheeple on the Left. It really does however, have to do with many on the Left. The ones who take their radicalism so far, it mimics socialism - or worse. These "intellectual types" which willingly strayed over to the dark side, have been referred to as "useful idiots" by communists starting as far back as the 1940's.
Watching the march by some of the kids this past weekend, made me think of that term. The march was probably funded by the usual suspect Lefties who are just itching for a fight. The march had many of these kids dancing on the end of strings, like they were the marionettes, and Soros and Steyer were the marionettists.
Why would I say such a thing? Have I no heart? I sure do. And as I have said before, nobody HATES school shootings more than people us on the Right. By the way, that includes the NRA. We want our soft targets (like schools) hardened, until we can fix the real culprit behind these shootings. Hint - it is not the gun, nor the bullets, nor the magazine, no matter what the size.
As horrible as school shootings are, they are rare compared to what is happening in Chicago. I will only use Chicago as it is the city getting all of the attention for their out of control gun violence. How bad is it? Listen up kids - this is for you. It is not even April 1st yet, and already there have been close to 500 people shot in Chicago - with 100 of those being killed. Young people in Chicago (especially those of color) are told not to expect to live a normal or long life. Who is marching for those young kids? Who live each day, every day with this type of horror?
Who is marching for the slaughter of the unborn? According to the CDC, almost 2,000 innocent babies die every day due to abortion. This is thought by many to be the most egregious crime ever committed in this great country. I am one of those who believes that to be true.
Here is the real story kids. The vast, vast majority of legal and trained gun owners in this country are as innocent and harmless as a lamb. They have gone through background checks to get their permits. They keep their guns properly secured. They are not the enemy, they are not the problem.
Our Second Amendment, the great protector of our other Amendments, is also not the problem. Your demonizing of, and protests against, the NRA and the Second Amendment are in vain.
However, if you want our support in your protestations, try protesting the following:
- Roe v. Wade - the mass murder of millions of our very young
- Unchecked violence by thugs and outlaws in our big cities
- Criminal alien gangs such as MS-13 who are terrorizing our citizenry
- Un-diagnosed and untreated mental illness which have plagued many of our school shooters.
Bottom line kids, stop being "useful idiots" and try being useful citizens instead. Learn true American history. Learn civics. Learn how our government works. We are ready to march with you kids, once you learn the real issues which need to be fixed in our great country.