Monday, December 28, 2009

A to the K

"So next May Day, assuming you remember it at all, take a moment to honor the memory of the millions slaughtered over the lethally stupid idea of communism, but give a nod to God’s great mercy, to His mysterious way that willed that very same idea to birth the AK-47," writes C.J. Maloney — Automatic for the People: The AK-47.

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Blogger Constantine said...

Mikhail Kalashnikov said back in 2002, "I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists. I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example a lawnmower."

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Amen. But he also said, "My work is my life, and my life is my work. I invented this assault rifle to defend my country. Today, I am proud that it has become for many synonymous with liberty."

5:23 PM  

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