Never Let A Dead Kid Go To Waste

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could have said, “Never let a dead kid go to waste.” He did, but just in more general terms.

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. -Rahm Emanuel, 2008

If you rephrase the general statement “You never want a serious crisis to go waste,” to the particular reality after the Sandy Hook shooting, then clearly what Democratic Party strategist and now Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel clearly means is:

You never want to let a dead kid go to waste.


It is an opportunity to pass gun control laws you couldn’t do before.

Do I believe people like Rahm Emanuel and many left wing strategists celebrated the murder of 20 children and 6 adults in Connecticut? Do I believe that people like Senators Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein felt energized and empowered by the opportunity to bask in the media spotlight as they lectured us, once again, on their belief that guns are evil and should be banned, except of course for police and the guards that protect them and their children?

Yes, that is exactly what I believe.

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Diane Feinstein

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell clearly could see a “silver lining” in the Newtown school shootings. He said:

The good thing about Newtown is it was so horrific that, I think, it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side. -Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell

“The good thing about Newtown is ...” -Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell

“The good thing about Newtown is …” -Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell

No, I don’t think most of them actually relished the deaths of those children, but I do believe they absolutely relished the idea of an opportunity to push their agenda. And the fact is, that people like this are in large part responsible for the murders of these children.

Gun Free School Zones

Let’s make schools safer by passing a law making it illegal to possess a firearm in schools. Everyone will obey that law, except murderers who don’t obey laws.

No, they didn’t pull the trigger, but they at least in part enabled the carnage with the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. Schumer and Feinstein were definitely among those who helped push through a law that prevented law abiding adults from protecting children in our schools, and advertised to every disturbed young person that here was a place where they could enact their fatal fantasies.

Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer having a little fun.

Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer having a little fun.

Rahm Emanuel is the guy who repeatedly stabbed a table with a steak knife listing off names of political enemies and shouted “Dead, dead, dead!” He no doubt subscribes to the theory by Vladmir Lenin (founder of the Soviet Union and mass murderer) that, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.”  In this case dead kids are the gun-banner’s omelette, and I am sure at some level they relish it.

In 2012, 532 people were murdered in the city of Chicago, according to statistics compiled by the Crime in Chicago website. The number of people murdered the year before was 441, meaning in the city of Chicago, murders have increased by 91 from 2011 to 2012. -Weekly Standard, January 1, 2013

Rahm Emanuel is the Mayor of Chicago. The only idea he has for reducing the violence in Chicago is to ban more guns. It hasn’t worked before in Chicago. Rahm Emanuel has armed police at the school his children attend.

University of Chicago Police public information personnel informed Breitbart News that there is at least one armed officer on duty a the school everyday and has been for “several years.” -Breitbart News, December 26, 2012

“Never let a dead kid go to waste,” unless its your kid? That’s the Chicago Way. Both Rahm Emanuel and Barrack Obama are graduates of that school of politics.

Welcome to Chicago!

Welcome to Chicago!

Poetic justice in the February 2013 edition of the American Rifleman:

Chicago and some of its suburbs kept handgun bans on their books for nearly 30 years before the Supreme Court struck the laws down in its 2010 decision in McDonald vs. City of Chicago. Now the city and suburban Oak Park have been forced to repay the NRA’s legal fees in the McDonald and related cases — to the tune of more than $1.4 million dollars. 

And for the final touch of poetic justice, Chicago’s check was signed by none other than Mayor Rahm Emanuel …

I lived in Chicago many years ago, and for a little while in Oak Park. But seeing how the winds were blowing I took my guns and left, and never looked back. Given how Chicagoans have embraced the Chicago Democratic machine,  you have to believe that sometimes people get the government they deserve.


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6 Responses to Never Let A Dead Kid Go To Waste

  1. Doesn’t sound like you’re offering any solutions. “Taking your guns and leaving” is your answer,. Wow. So much better than humor.

    • lwk2431 says:

      You wrote:

      > “Taking your guns and leaving” is your answer.

      I guess you did not learn the purpose of quotation marks in school, So you make up something that is supposed to be my answer, put it in quotes as if I had said it, and somehow that does the trick, that shows your insight into the things I have said?

      You also wrote:

      “Doesn’t sound like you’re offering any solutions.”

      (Note the proper use of double quotes above.)

      The purpose of the above post was not to offer a solution per se, but to comment on the blatant hypocrisy of many policians calling for more gun control.

      There is an important principle involved. That principle is that whatever solution you may offer, you need to do due diligence in considering the possibility of unintended consequences. It is also a good idea to consider if the proposed solution would actually solve the problem, or just help politicians solve their problem of pretending to find solutions.

      If you peruse my blog you will find that I do at least talk about some facts, and some things I recommend we do.

      When I was a kid, which was quite a while ago, we had guns in schools. Some kids were on the rifle team and shot in competitive matches. In country schools, like the first one I attended, some boys might bring a .22 rifle to school because they hoped to perhaps shoot some small game on the way home through the woods for dinner. They were very poor and the cost of a .22 round was easier to afford than what was offered in the grocery store meat counter. Their parents bought that .22 round for them.

      When I was a kid a neighbor might have a loaded M1 Garand battle rifle, loaded, and stored in the closet. Another might have an M1 Carbine with a 20 round clip, loaded, and also in the closet. You could buy German WWII rifles collected off the battlefields of Europe from beside the still unburied German bodies in 1945 from ads in the back of magazines and comic books, by mailorder.

      My point is simple. We had lots of guns and if kids had wanted to commit mass murder in 1950 the could have done so easily. The tools were readily available to many of them.

      Something has changed and it has greatly impacted young boys in particular. I can’t also help but notice that almost all of these young kids that we have reliable information on were prescribed powerful psychotropic drugs like SSRIs and Ritalin, and God knows what else. Many of these drugs contain very explicit warnings and are known in some cases to produce violent ideation, lack of empathy, and other psychological effects that might explain how a young boy could remorselessly slaughter teachers and classmates before killing themselves.

      I read that a bill was introduced in New York not long ago to study these effects and a possible relation to these killings. It was shot down. I think if you look into it a little further you will find that these drug companies are a lot richer, and more powerful than the companies that manufacture personal firearms (as opposed to military contract firearms).

      Anyway, that is part of the solution. Try to figure out what has changed. It is not the availability of guns.


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  4. Your blog needs to to be read by the masses. The rag grade moron I blog with is like most of these fools. We insult each other, that’s part of our shtick. Keep changing the hearts and minds.

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