Monday, 26 May 2008

Land of the free...

...firearm. What could be more American, in these uncertain times of rising oil prices and looming environmental chaos, than going out to buy a new truck? I'll tell you what - going out to buy a new truck and getting a free handgun with it. Yippee-kay-ay, melon-farmer*. Of course, in the land of the free you don't need to justify this, but dealership owner Max Muller kindly had a stab anyhow:

"We're just damn glad to live in a free country where you can have a gun if you want to."

Actually, there's more to it than that. This is a sophisticated piece of political rhetoric. Seems that snooty wise-ass Obama opined a while back that rural whites clung to God and guns because they were bitter. Bitter at the slow demise of their lifestyle and the rising power of jumped-up city-slickers with their fancy book-larnin' an' all.

So, in order to crushingly refute the thesis that a) rural whites are obsessed with guns and b) this is a reaction to percieved slights from the urban elite, Max Muller started offering free guns** to people, just so they could express their anger at this very thesis. It's quadrupled his sales. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, smart-ass!

*So I watched the edited for TV version of Die Hard. Bite me, airheads.

**Easier than a free God, presumably.

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