Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ra setteth, Ra setteth--Ra is mighty in his setting...

You know, for the reality-attached, the AK-47 is a really weird totem for the media to latch onto. Because what could be scarier than a cheap, low-powered, 64-year-old rifle design with mediocre accuracy, amiright?

Of course, it's not reality-based thinking; it's magical thinking: third-world insurgents and terrorists are scary, and AK-47s are associated with terrorists, so AK-47s are scary. The other end of the political spectrum does the same thing with kiffeyehs and Korans.

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