Jehu, Jezebel and Jovan: Swords, high places and gun control


A Chief murders the mother of their child before turning the murder weapon on himself in Kansas City and the media immediately blames America’s “gun culture” and an inanimate object. One would think that an American president had just been assassinated by a Communist in Texas and was “obviously” compelled to murder by the Southern culture of racism and hate, but I digress.

Liberals reinvent the world everyday to fit their warped agenda, even when the latest incident of attention is just the latest version of Cain and Abel or Jehu and Jezebel. NBC’s Bob Costas just couldn’t contain his loathing of the Second Amendment on Sunday after the Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend  and committed suicide on Saturday, especially after a renowned former local newspaper columnist echoed his sentiments:

You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.

“Our current gun culture,”Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”

“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?”

“But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock,” is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

Seriously? Jason should have stopped at “Who knows?” and Bob should resign from NBC until their hired security details are disarmed. I guess only certain celebrities should be allowed to possess guns or hire those who do? Who decides which ones? Or if only we could un-invent guns? But what about the possession of tall buildings and the existence of cliffs:

When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; she painted her eyes and adorned her head, and looked out of the window. As Jehu entered the gate, she said “Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?” He looked up to the window and said “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked out at him. He said “Throw her down.” So they threw her down; some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, which trampled on her. Then he went in to dinner. ….. When they went to bury her, they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands’  (the dogs ate her flesh) – 2 Kings 9:31-37

Jehu went on to kill the 70 persons of the household with swords. Down the road from Jezreel, other Jezreelites used swords to cut firewood and high places with water to mill grain. All before the Colt 45 was invented.

The arguments from the left after every high-profile murder, domestic or mass, remain incoherently Utopian. The gun exists. Human nature is. The most vocal advocates for the amorphous “gun control” deem their personal security enhanced by guns but imagine a “fair” law that would have guns only in the hands of the government and their own personal bodyguards? What is the model for such a regime? King Henry VIII and his aristocratic court?

Jason Whitlock was right when he admitted “Who knows” why the father of a three-month old daughter rendered her an orphan; and he and others madegood arguments for whether the game against the Carolina Panthers should have been played so soon after the killings. But Whitlock and Costas wish to “believe” that all would be hunky dory in the Kasandra Perkins households of the world but for the invention of fire and various delivery systems, but until an unnatural law takes hold of human nature and un-invents that, those left behind will have to debate when shows must go on.

Mike DeVine

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Editor – Hillbilly Politics

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