The newest deadly weapon
A man in Scotland faces four years in prison for carrying a… potato peeler “without reasonable excuse” (http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/03/scottish-man-custody-carrying-potato-peeler-public-place/).
The suspect, who is said to have “mental health issues,” was stopped by police for some other reason, which led to them finding the potato peeler in his possession.
Meanwhile, the gun-free zone of London already has 62 murders this year, surpassing New York City’s total. Some of those murders have been committed with guns that the perps weren’t supposed to have, the rest with knives, machetes, or acid.
But none with potato peelers.
Worldwide, how many murders have been committed with potato peelers? I suppose it might be possible, if you really put your mind to it. But then it’s also possible to murder someone by clobbering him over the head with a toaster-oven or forcing a toy dinosaur down his throat. You might even be able to kill someone with a hairbrush, if you were creative enough.
Do our glorious leaders want to “control” everything? Yeah, probably. That’s what makes them tick. It’s all part of a weird ideology that claims that all crime, all disease, all injustice, all inequality, all unfairness, all whatever can be eradicated from our world if only the right philosopher-kings are given absolute power over us. I don’t think the people who believe that are quite all there.
But that’s their substitute for Christianity: sinners playing God.