Monday, March 23, 2009

Another snapshot...

...of the decline of Western Civilization:

OAKLAND, Calif. — The parolee who shot five Oakland police officers Saturday, killing three and gravely wounding another, was hiding inside his sister’s nearby apartment, where he ultimately was shot dead himself.
And neighbors knew it. But no one told police for nearly an hour. If neighbors had spoken up sooner, said one woman who lives nearby, some of those lives might have been saved. But in East Oakland, lamented the woman, Elaine, who refused to give her last name, that just doesn’t happen.
“I’ve been crying all day. It makes you feel bad,” she said. “But you just don’t want to be a snitch. The word, ‘snitch,’ it’s almost worse than murderer.

Yes, indeed...but remember, friends and neighbors, all cultures are equally valid and non-deserving of judgment and no cultural norm is any better or worse than any other! After all, if we call this sort of thing out for the depravity it is we risk being called judgmental, and that would just NEVER do! Besides, everybody knows this sort of thing is the eeeeevil gun lobby's fault anyway! If they'd drop their completely unreasonable opposition to commonsense measures like needs-based licensing, registration, and gun and ammunition bans this sort of thing would NEVER happen! I mean, people like Sarah Brady and Paul Helmke in effect tell us as much every time something like this happens, and they'd never, EVER lie or advance deception to advance their agenda...would they?