Ensnared by the incessant rhetoric of Bloomberg and a certain group of moms calling for ambiguity into what all boils down to tyranny in the end, producers of the latest episodes of the Loony Toons cartoon franchise reluctantly opted to revive Elmer Fudd’s Second Amendment Rights, and restore him from a brief deconstruction to the lifestyle of an enlightened dolt foraging for roots and berries. Warner Bros. Animation, the parent company and rights holder to the classic animated series ultimately yielded to the demands of reasonable Americans after being pelted by waves of criticism and well-deserved vitriol for the questionable decision to disarm Bugs Bunny’s eternal adversary in 2020. The compromise with basic liberties may be a sign that the mainstream entertainment industry is acutely aware of free falling audience numbers and revenues as a direct microcosm of politics being interjected into fictional leisure.
While Hollywood continues to live on the tedious edge of full-blown hypocrisy with lead actors and actresses inflicting a munificence of gratuitous carnage bullet-laden explosions straining the limits of thirty frames per second, the general attention span of the audience dissipates into nothingness between each overwhelming insipid jump cut. Even in motion pictures without firearms, audiences are subject to the extremes of gore, indecency, and to the complete antithesis of values that made the US a land of opportunity, and not an excuse for the prevalence of special interests in the absence of basic morality. As the movie concludes, and the weary crowd exits the theater in a throng of fried frontal cortexes, the sanctimonious offending celebrities clamor for gun control, citing contrived statistics, and offering laughable solutions to violence that make more sense in the next $100 million script assaulting reality.
Fortunately, cartoons have largely served to provide comedic relief and a universal critique on all facets of society. Beginning with the original Loony Tunes, the product of the writers and animators embracing the crucial nature of that hunting plays in American culture, and the understanding the vast difference between urban and rural, the Simpson’s creators took the reigns by introducing more reality into the hilarity of a nearly boundless medium. Homer Simpson joining the show’s equivalent to the NRA still resonates with individuals of all ages, and proved to masses that the topic of firearms does not require a minimum level of toxicity to be relevant.
In a perfect example of basic economic principles, gun rights advocates will tune into the new Looney Tunes and a repatriated Elmer Fudd with fervent interest to stick it to the firearms prohibitionists, while the progressive lobby will provide a surge in viewership as testament to their nosy neighbor mentality of championing a nanny state. In the end the big winners are Warner Brothers and law-abiding gun owners, and the losers are Bloomberg, his minions, and the miscreants of Tinseltown, who regularly fail to parse ideology from content designed to indoctrinate and not entertain the hard-working patriot.
After all, the iconic scene displaying the escalation of weapons between Bugs Bunny and his other regular enemy Yosemite Sam, taught the reasonable generations the valuable lesson of weapon escalation and linear de-escalation, in that given the opportunity, cartoon characters or humans will make do with what they have to win a battle, especially if life or death hangs in the balance. If not guns, then knives, if not knives then whoever has the sharpest nail at the end of a 2 by 4. This scenario is as foreign to the gun control activists as the idea of reasonable self-defense, a mortal challenge that residents of London face now that they are amid a knife violence crises in the wake of stringent firearms restrictions.
Watch: This duel between Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam is a more effective teaching tool than 65% of the current liberal arts professors combined in encapsulating human nature, philosophy, anthropology, and reality and backed by timeless humor