The problem is not guns. Not easy access to guns. Not “gun culture”. Not the Second Amendment. Not the Constitution. Not “obstructionist Republicans.” Not the NRA. Not the “bitter clingers.” Not the “vast right-wing conspiracy”.
The problem is that as a society, we no longer share a familial, religious, cultural, philosophical, and historical identity, but have replaced them with empty, artificial substitutes devoid of lasting meaning and significance; a yawning, nihilistic emptiness that offers no anchor, hope, or solace, only echoes in the darkness.
The things we’re losing – that we’ve lost – once made us stronger and more unified; more caring and more empathetic as a society. Truths we held as unassailable and indisputable are now not just being brought into question, but are being rejected and replaced with wholesale, as the constant and accelerating redefinition of society continues apace.
We no longer hold as a fundamental, irrefutable truth that the nuclear family –…
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