Just when I thought things could not get much worse …

… I saw this headline in an article, datelined 6 Aug 2019, in the New York Times:

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The article goes on to say that “Demand for bulletproof backpacks surged after the 61sMbGDEfaL._SL1500_shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February 2018. With back-to-school season approaching, the shootings this weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, have brought renewed attention to the products … [and] … In the past, some stores have reportedly sold out of the backpacks, which typically cost $100 to $200. Months before the Parkland shooting, a private Christian school in Miami sold protective panels that could be inserted into backpacks, charging $120 for the bulletproof shields … [then] … This year, ArmorMe, a personal-defense company run by a former Israeli commando, Gabi Siboni, started selling a bulletproof backpack that can unfold into a larger covering … [Mr Siboni explained that] … “The backpack is designed first of all to be a very stylish and nice-looking backpack … And it has panels that protect you against bullets. It will increase your survival chances.”

All I can say is:


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Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to parents wanting to protect their children from seemingly random, certainly inexplicable acts of murderous violence, Nor am I opposed to companies profiting from parents’ very real fears. I’m not surprised that it is an Israeli company that has jumped into the market … after all, Arab terrorists have been targeting Israeli school-children for generations. What troubles me makes me unbearably sad is that this sort of barbarous insanity is becoming commonplace in America … which means, because we are, culturally, joined at the hip, that it will spread to Canada, too.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

One thought on “Just when I thought things could not get much worse …

  1. That’s part of why I have been saying for years to anyone that will listen, we have to put space between us and the yanks, we have to stand on our own two feet, not be a colony to the states, because their side of the experiment is going to a dark place and we don’t want to be infected by it. Fortress America more like Fortress Asylum.

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