With only hours to go before the first Trump ‘State of the Disunion’ address, you can forget any great expectations of a new leaf being turned. With apologies to Matt Damon, there will only be Jason Bourne style amnesic chicanery, but without all of the engaging slick trickery.
Part 1 ~ The Dumbfuckistan Identity
Research recently reported in the [much maligned in high towers] New York Times tells the world what it sadly already knows… that the identity of the world’s strongest country is gun-shaped.
Americans are 4.4% of the global population, yet possess 42% of the world’s guns.
31% of mass shootings across the globe between 1966 and 2012 were by Americans.
In 2009 the US gun homicide rate was 33/million; compare that with countries where there is much tighter gun control: Canada = 5/million, and the UK = 0.7/million.
It is true that mass shootings can happen anywhere on the planet, but they only happen routinely in America.
Perhaps on reflection it was after Sandy Hook, where the mass killing of children somehow became a bearable consequence of the right to bear arms, that the ridiculous national identity was finally sealed.
Part 2 ~ The Dumbfuckistan Supremacy
“I may be a teenage boy’s ego wrapped in a bum-crack combover to you, but my button is bigger than yours, and it works!”
Part 3 ~ The Dumbfuckistan Ultimatum
“If it went wrong, it was Obama’s fault, whatever it was. If it is going right, it will be great, really great; because I did it!”
Until we speak again, Juno and Bella hope you don’t have too many Twitter-infused sleepless nights.