by Kurt Jaworski, Facebook, 5/16/13
Regarding the AR-15 raffle here in Chester County…
Help me get my mind around this (from today’s Inquirer): “he (the raffle winner) is so proud of his prize (an AR-15) that he plans to frame it and hang it on his wall.”
I must ask: why would anyone consider this ‘massacre tool of choice’ a proudly displayed art object? Is it possible to disassociate the enabling hardware from its very public history, to appreciate its hard-edged shiny splendor without responding, on some level, to where it’s been? To savor its engineering without dealing with the minds that sought it as the ultimate misanthropic expression?