Dealing Death by Firearm in America

October 20, 2017

In America, there is surely another gun nut with his screws loose planning the next atrocity. Here we are again, amid the greatest aggregation of firearms in the history of mankind, still pissing in an exceptionally fetid urinal. What passes in America for political leadership is again...

How This Became the Era of the Gunman

July 14, 2016

The war abroad and the war at home are both fueled by a fear of encroaching chaos—and it’s hard to miss the racist subtext. Every era has its representative figure. The Neolithic era had the Farmer. The avatar of the Middle Ages was the Monk, bent over an illuminated manuscript. For the...

America Confronts Guns, Gods and Borders

June 21, 2016

Perhaps one day there will be a world completely free of assault weapons in anybody’s hands. America gets better every day. Just when you thought the record for the number of folks slaughtered by gun violence in a single incident might stick forever at 32 (Virginia Tech, April 2007), up steps...

No America, the South Carolina Shooting Matters

June 19, 2015

The Daily Show’s presenter, Jon Stewart, reacts to the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Jon Stewart’s job is, as he says, quite easy. He comes into work, writes a few jokes, makes a few funny noises and is out of there. But not today. In the 21st century alone, the United...

Guns, God and Racism Continue to Blight America

June 19, 2015

In America, Second Amendment fever continues to fuel a society that has become so inured to daily gun violence. [Author’s Note: The following article was written just before a white lunatic with a handgun killed nine black people in a church in South Carolina. This latest mass slaying by...