I saw this ad on the side of a bus last week:
No one looked twice at the bus and you know, why would we? It’s as if we’re immune to the daily onslaught of violent imagery, the splatterfest of “franchise movies” and video games, the endless unspooling of horrifying images from around the world as people try to blow up or otherwise decimate their fellow humans.
And I know, I know, there’s no causal link between video violence and real-life violence, or so say the experts who study this sort of thing.
But still. Still. The word justified, sprawled across the figure of a man clenching really big guns in either hand?
I suppose Wayne LaPierre would say that we need more ‘Muricans like the guy in this picture, double-fisting our weaponry to the mall, the bar, the school, hell, even to church. Never can tell when some choir member might go all blamblamblam on your praying self.