Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

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Pakistani teachers have guns; US teachers have whining

Why are the supposedly "backwards" Third World Muslim people so much smarter than the Western World's wimpy gun-fearing self-defense-hating populations?

Simple; they deal with reality every day while the people of the world's "Democratic Republics" live in a fantasy bubble where they are "protected" by their ruling class masters (meaning controlled, regulated, restricted, restrained and otherwise subjugated) in their soft cages of surveillance and their Stockholm Syndrome-like conditions of "psychological slavery" to governments.

When psycho gunmen enter public schools and start killing students and teachers at will they know that no one in these "gun free zones" are armed and therefore cannot stop the slaughter.

The response in the United States from the gun-phobic academics who control the public schooling monopolies has been lots of teeth-grinding, fist-clenching, head-hanging and frantically escalatingcommentary about ever more of the same anti-gun legislation that has never before nor never will stop psychos from getting guns and slaughtering innocent people.

In December, 2014 Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school and massacred 150 children and unarmed teachers.

In response, according to a recent AP article, "government authorities in Pakistan's northwest frontier gave permission for teachers to carry concealed firearms" and the police set up weapons training centers for them.

What are public school teachers doing in the US to protect themselves and their students from psychotic killers? Expelling students for chewing a slice of pizza into a gun shape and then congratulating themselves on how incredibly enlightened and intellectually superior they are.

Instead of whining and hand-wringing like an American public educator one Pakistani female teacher said "Whoever kills innocents, God willing I will shoot them."

The higher education minister in the provincial government is quoted as saying that its Cabinet supports the arming of teachers as a logical measure. It's virtually impossible to find any but the smallest rural school district in the United States agreeing with that assessment. "Logic," it seems, is in dangerously short supply in America's city and suburban schools.

In Pakistan "Female teachers at the Frontier College for Women," the AP article reports, "are taking pride in their newfound marksmanship with handguns, and plan to carry them to help protect their students aged 16 to 21." But the article also explains, "Teachers would need to provide their own legally licensed firearms, which many already possess to defend their homes."

Libertarians have to wonder how long it will take for the "backwards" people of America to become as "enlightened" as the people of Pakistan.