Friends, the other day I saw on my television footage of masses of Americans at gun shows. They were frantically buying assault weapons, the same ones used by the trained killers called soldiers.
They were buying huge, menacing weapons plus thousands of rounds of ammo, extra large magazine clips, telescopic sights, etc. It was like America was threatened by an imminent invasion of Muslims who were going to exact revenge for the deaths America has caused across the world since WW2.
But I saw no sign of them, the Muslims. There were only Americans, mainly men but not all, who had serious faces and listened carefully as the sellers of the weapons went through their spiel about how wonderful the weapons were, how deadly, how efficient.
And, as I watched, I wondered how Jesus would feel, what he would say, what he would do should he appear at the gun shows and see educated, supposedly civilized Christian humans arming themselves with these obscene weapons.
But they didn’t just want one of them, oh, no! They also wanted handguns too, a gun for every situation, in the car, on the train, at the movies, in the purse.
And at the gun show, if there had been rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, I’m sure they would have sold out very quickly, such was the mood of fear and anxiety among the patrons who appeared to be bankers and clerks and car salesmen and taxi drivers, just ordinary folk, just ordinary, god-fearing, exceptional Americans.
The whole scene was an obscenity, a snapshot of mass insanity, indeed perhaps an echo of the Civil War because people were arming themselves to fight against…well, who?
Is it against the American Government? Is it to fight against the gangs that will run America when it collapses? Is it to fight against the non-whites within America or those coming over its borders? Or is it to fight against the poor and the homeless which America has created? Perhaps it’s against a foe that might one day invade and occupy just as the U.S. has been doing to other nations for sixty-plus years?
Or perhaps it is fear of the insanity, of the lust to kill, which seems to be part of most Americans!