I guess that it's fine when he sensationalizes such things in his books, but when it comes to life in Arizona today, his opinion piece that was published in the Washington Post makes it clear that he really just wants to pass laws to limit our guns.
The conservative governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, leapt to the defense of Tucson last week, well aware that if the city should lose tourist dollars, it would soon be broke.He also rambles on about us not being kind to Mexican "immigrants". (He twice states in his letter that the ARE immigrants, and not "aliens".) Then he launches into a defense of Pima County's loudmouthed partisan Sheriff Dupnik, saying that he agrees with the man who calls Arizona a "mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
What can be blamed, however, is the foolish absence of reasonable firearms legislation, which Brewer refuses to seek.
I thought that he was magnificent and his point obvious. Ask the Indians and the Mexicans; the latter are usually referred to as "illegal aliens," though none of them comes from outer space.So I guess that if we don't like people coming into our country to commit crimes, take jobs away from Americans, overcrowd our schools with their kids and run up massive bills at our hospitals and social service agencies, we're just racist bigots, according to McMurtry.
And he finishes up by suggesting that perhaps those who attacked Sarah Palin for saying that journalists for saying that political rhetoric somehow caused the Giffords shooting were right, and blaming guns, not Loughner.
Sarah Palin has attacked journalists for suggesting that violent speech might provoke violent action - but mightn't it? We don't know for sure. I also doubt that Jared Lee Loughner fired 30 shots into a crowd outside a Safeway because he had a particular gripe against one of Giffords's policies. He did it because he was crazy and he could get a gun.
What a toad. What a totally opportunistic, attention-seeking, limousine-liberal partisan toad. I just wish that we could make him and those who think like him live in the sort of world that they want to craft for us--one populated with foreigners that they have to pay high taxes to support and one in which they are denied access to firearms when the need to defend themselves arises.