Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:25 PM
patrice (47,992 posts)
Educate Cabela's re: protecting assault weapons that could kill US Troops in the world's hot spots.
Here is a Cabela's email link http://cabelas.custhelp.com/app/ask & a phone: 800-237-4444
My concerns about Cabela's behavior have to do with this piece of legislation from the 112th Congress, sponsored by Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, and currently in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=journals&uid=113133
My email to Cabela's regarding this situation:
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Educate Cabela's re: protecting assault weapons that could kill US Troops in the world's hot spots. (Original post)
Response to patrice (Original post)
Wed Mar 13, 2013, 09:54 AM
lastlib (7,532 posts)
1. A very good letter! I've e-mailed Cabela's before, but will do again. Can't hurt!
The reply I got back previously was a pretty bland "thank you for your concern, we will consider your opinion" (then trash it and do whatever-the-he!!-we want--F-you very much) type of non-answer.
I told them that I had been a long-time customer of theirs, but that I would no longer spend money with them as long as they continued this policy. It didn't seem to make much impression on them. It may take an organized boycott to get them to change.
Thanks for what you're doing, patrice!
Response to lastlib (Reply #1)
Wed Mar 13, 2013, 03:47 PM
patrice (47,992 posts)
2. Just thinking about the wake of Disaster Capitalism across the globe, being seeded with assault
weapons that fall into the hands of people who know next to nothing about what is happening to them, with others who aren't so ignorant in their midst.
I know I am supposed to hate drones and I do hate what drones do; these kinds of UNREGULATED PRIVATE gun markets put drones in a different light for me and, to be honest, I have to say to what calls itself "the Left" that if it's possible to tolerate relatively late abortions, then it's also possible to tolerate valid efforts to stabilize (*IF* stability is possible) places where people are suffering and dying because of chaos or outright anarchy ruled by gun-lords. Oh god, I can hear the screams from "the Left" now: "neo-con koolaid" "blue pill" - or - "red pill" (I get them mixed up), "machine wars" "matrix muppet" etc. etc. etc., but authentic intellectual freedom, and courage in the face of authentic reality, are part of being an authentic Liberal.
I yield any validity there is to those matrix concerns; they are authentically my concerns too! But "the Left" often fails to mention a quintessentially determinative factor, a passive and disengaged populace, so . . . . Additionally, I am also thinking about how the War on Iraq came to be out of avoident ignorance. Certainly, there is an enabling factor that made all of Iraq Group's lies work, an enabling factor that nurtured the hate and fear of Islam, that motivated all of the blind ignorance and that enabling factor is the passive dis-engagement, authoritarian bound, irresponsible slave-mentality, infantile, fatalistic, cop-out to the plausibly deniable - people of the USA.
Drones or no drones, not much stands a chance of succeeding in ending War Capitalism without a change in some/most/all of the demographic traits I listed here and others besides. And discussions of NDAA that leave this enabling fact out are more about politics than they are into changing what brought the NDAA into being in the first place and will continue to do so in one form or another, until many many more Americans finally start proactively accepting their adult responsibilities for informed and actively developing citizenship.
. . . . so much else that we concern ourselves with are symptoms, not root causes, and one way to free people to actually look at root-causes, instead of mutually assured issue/symptom destruction, would be to focus on universally stable basics: Public Education; Public Media (including the ethersphere); Public Health Care; Public "retirement"/Social Security; Public Transportation; Public, Private, Public-Private Housing; Public Campaign Finance.