Well, it just keeps getting stranger all the time. Like they told me in grad school, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional”. And so our government introduces this latest bit of foolishness that seems to be par for the course of late.
Seems that pocket knives are having their turn in the PC barrel as to whether they should be banned. Yes, banned, ie. You can’t have ‘em. I’m quite at a loss over what to say about this, which makes it a challenge to do a blog, but here goes.
“Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.”
- Johann Schiller, 1759-1805
Customs is now considering banning pocket knives, and the date for comment is June 21st. Now the first thing that comes to mind is that there will certainly be a lot of us to enforce such a law against, and beyond the shear numbers of potential miscreants involved, there is the annoying little matter of the Second Amendment. I’ll admit that I never thought of the possibility of the Second Amendment applying to pocket knives (something about taking a knife to a gunfight comes to mind). It’s just one of those things that you’re not too concerned about because it doesn’t go bang, but where would you be without a pocket knife? I mean, I had one even when I was an airline pilot, which would probably get me put on some sort of domestic terrorist watch list now (if this blog hasn’t already qualified me). They’re such a handy little item that you can do all sorts of things with, trim you’re cuticles, slice crewmeal seals, clip newpaper articles, and open up the blog groupie fan mail. But that may all be in the past shortly. Soon, we may get a free trip to the Pokey for carrying one, on no less than a felony rap! Who woulda’ thought?
It’s truly amazing how far a lib government thinks they can push this slack-jawed lunacy. It was just recently that BATF tried to regulate amateur rocketry. My kids Cub Scout den was set to change their uniform to stripes. Rather a sad state of affairs when something as cretinous as pocket knife control is considered to be the proper roll of the federal government, but now it’s here.
One do wonder about the nation’s educational system, and who the government seems to be hiring. It’s all too obvious who the voters have been hiring.