You want to know how crazy things have become in the United States?
Well, just get a load out of the following, from the newest big hire at CorpMedia's biggest online organ, 'The Daily Beast'.
More specifically, former Atlantic staff writer Megan McArdle.
Which means that (Jack Webb/Dragnet style)...
The codswallop you are about to read is most decidedly NOT coming from the whackadoodle dandiest of far, far, far, far right fringe dwellers:
"...I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once..."
You got that?
If not, I'll translate the latest from she who is affectionately known by some as 'McMegan':
"...In the face of automatic weapon-wielding psychopaths schoolchildren and their teachers should rush the shooter because that way only 10 or 20 or 30 of them will die..."
Because, after all, it is a well-known fact that decreasing the number of guns in crazy peoples' pantries, basements, gym lockers and jewelry boxes just doesn't work.
Or some such demonstrably false, bullshit-type thing.
Shamelessly swiped and re-worked a little from somewhat popular blogger (TM), TBogg...