Maybe I'm a little too concerned with a coherent worldview, but I have to say that one comes across as a complete whackaloon when one follows up on one's call to see bodies littering the streets of a major American city by decrying a culture of violence. The boorish Boortz is part of the problem here- nothing more violent than calling for massacres.
Another thing I just don't understand is the mentality of people who believe that carrying a concealed firearm will allow them to defend themselves from a guy who has a bead on them. Yeah, the guy with a pistol in your face is going to let you get your shootin' iron out of the glove compartment- nice fantasy.
I'm not a starry-eyed naïf, I worked off and on in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country, the Longwood section of the Bronx. The first time I worked at my client's facility, I spent a few hours on the roof of the building with a video camera, cell phone (before they were common- this was a company phone), and binoculars trying to find the location of some asshole with a pellet gun who was taking potshots at employees during shift changes. Another time, I left the facility after midnight, and walked to the Intervale Avenue subway stop. I had to return the next morning at 8AM, and there was yellow police tape all over a particular corner- some asshole was shot multiple times during a drug deal turned ugly, not ten minutes after I had walked past the corner. I'm no stranger to urban pathologies, but I recognize that they are the result of class inequality, not genetic tendencies. Working in the barrio, I saw many working class people trying to make it against the odds, the number of criminals was small, but they tended to be around while most people were at work. I learned compassion while working in this milieu. Calling for a violent response to a culture of violence is hypocritcal, brutish, and counterproductive.
Of course, Boortz has been a dyed-in-the-wool racist for decades, having once been a speechwriter for the odious segregationist Lester Maddox.
*It's when an asshole reveals cognitive dissonance. It also reflects the repeated "U" sound in the not-a-dogwhistle phrase "urban thug".