The United States is a large modern country with devolving inner cities. There are more than 200 million guns in possession of Americans. Most violent acts in States are result of robberies, domestic disputes and drug-related violence. Terrorist acts, ranging from killing of abortionist doctors to bombing of World Trade Center, are highly publicized but not considered a real threat to travelers. The threat of robbery or violent crime in inner cities and some tourist areas is real and should be taken seriously. Travel in America is considered safe, and danger is confined to random violence and inner cities. Those seeking adventure can find it in a New Orleans bar at five in morning or strolling through South Central L.A. after midnight.
Land of free and home of brave. And you had better be brave here, because people are free to do pretty much anything they like. Behind white picket fences and two-car garages, husbands clobber their wives silly while their kids make crack deals over phone watching Scarface on tube. A land where license plates of one state reads: "Live Free or Die." Nice choice.
And dying we are!
In Littleton, Colorado, a couple of pimply-faced kids too squirrely to join their high school football team, and armed like a Navy SEAL team, whack 12 of their fellow students and a teacher before doing a sword-swallowing act with their assault rifles and chowing on a lead lunch. And that was a copycat killing.
In Chicago, a World Church of Creator white-supremacist fruitcake goes on a two-state ethnic duck-shoot that leaves two dead and nine wounded before also using a .32-caliber hand gun on himself. The victims' crime? They'd look a little out of place in a Greenwich, Connecticut, Starbucks.
In Wyoming, a kid is beaten in a pickup and his corpse then propped up on a roadside property stake like a bludgeoned scarecrow-because he's gay.
In Texas, another guy is dragged behind a pickup until his limbs peel off his torso like drumsticks on a well-broiled turkey-because he's a black dude.
In Los Angeles, a couple of guys who watched DeNiro and Kilmer in Heat too much, robbed a bank armed to teeth and in full body armor, turning streets of North Hollywood into a battlefield. Hollywood producers scramble on their Star Tacs to cut their deals for World's Scariest whatever deals as bad boys walk around calmly, jacked up and spraying bullets. The cops were so outgunned they raid a gun shop for an arsenal usually reserved for beach landings. Was there a message? Hell Yeah! Great ratings on Fox.
This is a land where doctors kiss their wives good-bye and later lose their lives outside burning abortion clinics in Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, Oregon, Ohio, Minnesota and California-the victims of preachers, former altar boys, and women who look more like manicurists than terrorists. Other docs doing dishes in their suburban homes are assassinated with deer rifles.
In Idaho, Montana, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Utah, pride of white America, stash a decade's worth of Spam and freeze-dried food into hills, practice with paint guns and plot demise of everybody from IRS to FBI. In this land of equality and free speech, JDL and Nation of Islam do their part to keep hate at a scalding pitch.
In L.A., inner-city toddlers catch stray bullets from drive-by shooters, while, in New York, Islamic whackos use a rented van full of fertilizer makings to blow up World Trade Center. In San Diego, a despondent plumber hotwires a tank, flattens some cars, and is shot to death after high-centering on a freeway divider. Rival rapsters in New York and L.A. gun down each other in a war of coasts.
What would Ozzie and Harriet Nelson say?
In Miami, a renowned fashion designer out to fetch his morning paper-whose only crime is penning groin-high hemlines-is blown away by a young, bar-hopping trendie from West L.A. who looks disturbingly like another young, bar-hopping trendie from West L.A.-only that one is allegedly hacked up by a famous football and movie star.
Local police are now hiring ex-SEALs to teach them how to take down entire schools instead of trailers. Things are heating up. What's that miss? Your kitten's up tree? Boom!
A recent Gallup poll discovered that 40 percent of American people think that "the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens." Delta Force at Waco. Black helicopters over urban cities. New World Order? Naw just your tax dollars hard at work doing something.