by Alan Korwin
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Robin Williams' unfortunate strangulation suicide points out the horrific moral bankruptcy of the gun-control movement in America.
You know if Robin had shot himself, we Americans, instead of now enduring massive legitimate grief for the loss of this phenomenal talent, we would all be out in the streets desperately defending our right to keep and bear arms against withering attacks from the usual suspects.
The familiar cast of characters and "news" outlets would be using the desperate act of a depressed genius as cover for an excuse to assault our fundamental human and civil rights. We've seen it countless times. The loss of a beloved comedian would make no difference. The relief we feel is palpable.
By strangling himself, Williams denied that movement a monumental opportunity to dance in his blood and screech for more gun control, as you know they would. No one is clamoring for belt control. Why not?
The parallel is perfect but: no cries for fewer holes in belts, more safety features on belts, less availability, more controls on sales, more lists. No one is saying anything, but the same tired arguments would work. Use tragedy as a bludgeon against everyone who owns a bunch of belts yet did nothing (but could!) and generate vicious assaults in the name of the dead. Where are the statistics?
And I even invite attacks on myself -- for merely speaking up on the issue, from the self-same bigots running this insane mania show. It is no longer a free country where you can just speak your mind, if that mind is in defense of fundamental rights scorned by the self-proclaimed bigot-elites.
The cadre of anti-rights partisans perpetually lined up and ready to attack what is so essentially American, are now stymied by asphyxia. It's a Rahm-Emanuel-level crisis gone to waste. They are at a loss due to this great loss, and we get a break... then something wonderful happens:
Now the suicide prevention and medical people can finally talk about finally getting a grip on the growing medical problem (not gun problem) of suicide.
What a golden opportunity to separate the legitimate and serious medical issue of depression from the bigotry of anti-rights crusaders awash in the blood of the dead, who use tragedy to advance their perverse cause. The illegitimately conjoined twins have been separated at last.
From this day forward -- any misguided or deliberate individual who hijacks a suicide to promote a political agenda against the American Bill of Rights should be publicly ostracized and stopped.
They must be held up to public scrutiny for the worst kind of heartlessness, unworthy of a political stage, using calamity for advantage, and cast into the same dark dungeon other civil-rights deniers earn, away from the fawning attention they so desperately seek and so unremittingly do not deserve.
For promotion of their vapid political, anti-rights agenda, they would walk on the backs of the dead, revel in their gore, subvert the needs of the living and afflict those who mourn, all of which is evident by their absence in this great tragic loss the planet is now working through.
To those who may seek to accuse me of the same tactic,
and in doing so tacitly admit we indeed face the same from the dark side,
I'll accept it, in defense of freedom.
Rest easy, our great friend and entertainer Robin Williams --
You have left us with one great lasting final farewell message.