“Padre, these are subtleties. We’re not concerned with motives, with the higher ethics. We are concerned only with cutting down crime–and. . .with relieving the ghastly congestion in our prisons. He will be your true Christian: ready to turn the other cheek, ready to be crucified rather than crucify, sick to the very heart at the thought even of killing a fly! Reclamation! Joy before the angels of God! The point is that it works.” — A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess, 1962.
Fingers pointed like a gun. A pop tart chewed into the shape of a gun. A toy gun.
All over America, schools are exercising what they call zero tolerance policy to suspend young children packing “suggestions of guns.” Continue reading