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Forum Post: Essential article on the gun issue

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 8, 2013, 7:07 a.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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I know you've all heard too much on the gun issue recently, but the following article by Webster Tarpley sheds some light on aspects that you may not have been previously aware of:


Here is an excerpt:

"As novel as it might sound for those who have followed the current exchanges on guns pro and con, the best weapons against gun violence will turn out to be the de-globalization and re-industrialization of the US economy, leading through the creation of 30 million well-paid jobs to a situation of permanent full employment. When dealing with a sick society like this one, we must treat causes, and not just the symptoms. It is this overriding necessity which the current gun debate is designed to obscure.

Guns are a classic cultural populist wedge issue

Guns, we must never forget, are a wedge issue. Wedge issues were developed over several decades by Republican demagogues for the purpose of splitting and defeating the Franklin D. Roosevelt national coalition of urban areas, southern states, labor, ethnic minorities, and farmers which dominated US politics between 1932 and 1968."



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