I wouldn’t brag about the guns…the horses are just not true. My father always used to say, the Chinese had gun powder for 1000 years, but it took Marco Polo to put a big ball behind it and tear up everything.
I don’t know if that’s true. (Did Marco Polo create cannons? I don’t think so.) But, it might shock you to know that there is another sort of mythology that exists about white men, largely among people of color, and it not that they are superior.
It is that they are extremely, inhumanely, unnaturally destructive. I’m not saying it’s true. I’m just letting you know, it’s a pretty pervasive mythology, that exists. It is out there- and pretty widely and deeply believed by certain groups of people. There are even religions centered around it. (Nation of Islam- which is not Islam. But something else, that has some pretty bizarre foundations. Like Scientology, for example; also the same cult-like isolation from the mainstream.)
But given the NRA’s recent position and policies around school shootings, guns and schools, and applauding Trump’s deregulation of the prohibition on the mentally ill having access to guns…I’m just saying…there is some extremely destructive activity going on…and we haven’t even begun to touch on any of the nuclear stuff.