A STORY IN The Washington Times says the recent church murders in South Carolina have “reignited” the debate in America over race and guns.
Let me explain this mess to you. I’ll speak slowly and clearly.
First, guns. Two elements here. One is that gun ownership is in the Constitution, the law of the land for centuries. Second is that America is awash in arms. The horse is out of the barn, big-time.
If private gun ownership is made illegal now, all those guns will not dissolve. They will simply be owned illegally. And mostly bad guys will have them.
Second, race. Just one element here. Multicultural societies throughout history and around the world have been troubled, often violent, places. The only workable solution to a multicultural society is to handle it as a problem to be addressed as sensibly and kindly as possible.
The absolutely worst thing to do is encourage multiculturalism, celebrate it, put the notion on a pedestal, bow down and praise it as to a pagan god. That is, of course, precisely what America and much of Western Europe now does with perfectly predictable consequences.
Europe does it with its growing population of Mohammedans, and America does it with blacks.
The solution for Europe is to drastically reduce Mohammedan immigration and send many home because they often are not nice people.
The solution for America is to take blacks off the pedestal and treat them as any other citizen, like the regular folks they usually are.
I hope this clarification has been helpful.