When America’s leftward “progress” encounters friction nowadays, we are told to have a national “conversation”. What is meant by the word “conversation” in this sense is something like: “the conservative opposition will now listen quietly and attentively, whilst enlightened liberals lead them through a long-overdue course of reeducation and rehabilitation. They may then speak, so as to be able to declare their assent.”
(Sometimes the phrase is “national dialogue“. The meaning is the same.)
The “conversation” we are supposed to be having now is, of course, about gun control. (Young Maria Gamez, sadly, won’t be joining us.)
Occasionally, some troublemaker refuses to receive his instruction in respectful silence, and is even so insolent as to raise reasonable objections to the content of the course material.
Here are a few points that might be worth making, if we can get a word in edgewise.
Finally, once we have got everyone in line, here are some procedures that every good Eloi should follow in the unlikely event of any further unpleasantness.
Just in: leading the charge on tougher gun laws will be Joe Biden.