Gerald (Jerry) Zezas

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Rising Balloons and Dirty Jammies


It’s coming around folks, albeit slowly…

USA Today, April 24th, 2013 “General Electric has stopped financing gun purchases, highlighting the wide-ranging impact of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last December and the recent debate in Washington over restricting firearm sales. GE Capital Finance ceased providing consumer financing for new gun-shop customers in 2008, and recently extended the policy to existing customers.”

Liberal thinkers, like rising balloons, seek higher states, new vistas and loftier perspectives. They climb, inexorably toward that which they’ve not seen before, bravely abandoning fear and welcoming knowledge of new and creative things. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Those others, their timidity revealed by their fear of heights, believe that all we have is all we need. They fear that which they do not understand. Growth, advancement and change terrify them. They shit their jammies and grab their weapons when the night goes bump, finding terror where none exists and trying to pierce our rising balloons with their GI Joe playthings. Their cowardice is demonstrated by their vicarious use of force for wit.

We’ll keep climbing and will soon be out of range. Then they will have nothing to shoot at but clouds, spent bullets descending like the droppings of birds.


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