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L. E. Alba

L. E. Alba
New Jersey, USA
January 09
Semi-retired but fully inspired
L.E. Alba (aka Lary9) was born into a venerable Louisiana political family during the Truman administration. Educated in engineering and liberal arts, this father of three opinionated offspring, has had a lifelong love affair with all things American especially political independence. He routinely apologizes for his progressive zeal by claiming to be besotted with Liberty. After serving in the USAF during the undeclared Vietnam war, he promptly joined the Woodstock Generation, lived in a commune in Haight-Ashbury and, despite the seductive Sirens of the West Coast, returned to the East and began to cultivate a stubborn but artistic Yankee sensibility. More often than not, this landed him squarely in radical left-wing territory on most issues. Lately he has been thinking about retiring from politics but his Louisiana roots are deep and proving to be retirement-resistant. [Twitter: @Lary9]

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FEBRUARY 15, 2012 2:44AM

Second Amendment Follies

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~written to The Guardian in the U.K.~


You think you Brits have problems? In America it's a regular wild west show! The electorate is completely under the spell of the Right Wing and the NRA. They believe the 2nd. amendment of our Bill of Rights was written in stone! We can't even stop gun shows from selling automatic weapons for cash with no I.D.
These kinds of outrageous tragedies happen everyday now over here. Everyday! Today police shot and killed a 15 year old kid who was holding a pellet gun in his school in Texas...and everybody in the comments section of the Washington Post was cheering the police. I can't recognize my country anymore.
It's economic crunch time all over the globe. Quasi-literate people are all panicking and acting-out without any authentic educated insight to underwrite their understanding of it. They're playing the "blame game"---just like Germany did in 1934. Take two tablespoons of the "blame game"... mix well with a cup of propaganda engine like Fox News...season that same population to the teeth with firearms...and voila! Chaos soufflé ensues.

I'm at my wit's end. Politics isn't working anymore. Democracy has become reduced to two foxes and a chicken deciding what's for dinner. It's your turn, Great Britain. Can you take the lead and bring us out of cultural oblivion? Where's John Lennon when you need him? Oh...right...I forgot. Some psychotic New Yorker with a handgun shot him to death.


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