I am trying to think of what to say about the shit which is going on with the mass shooting thing. There is so much bullshit in this that I am at a loss for words, or have too many words to describe my outrage. Watching the news does not help. Reading shit on Facebook and other Social Media is ludicrous. Trying to pray, sadly, gives little relief. And the fucking republicans voted against doing anything about it! It is like I woke up today in a different reality where we just have to take shit and can do nothing about it. Except it isn’t a different reality, it is what is happening right the fuck now.
I write and wonder the effect these words are going to have. So many differing opinions and ideas make it hard to decide. If I write about gun control, I am a pacifist even though I own a gun. If I disagree with what some idiot fundamentalist Christian preacher spews I am an atheist. If I do not want our troops to go back to the Middle East and say so, I am unpatriotic or a traitor. If I complain about conservative politicians taking bribes and committing crimes, I am a bleeding heart liberal. If I talk about possible solutions I am a communist or a simpleton. If I complain about the misinterpretation of the Second Amendment, I am a socialist lamebrain. If I talk about how much I love and respect the President, I am a nigger lover. And finally, if I let any of these things bother me, I really am a mentally defective simpleton. WHICH I AM NOT!
Mass shootings have become an accepted part of our culture. It must be so because they have occurred more than once a day for the last year. San Bernardino has mesmerized the country and once more launched the debate on what there is to do. The next day there was yet another shooting in another location. Only a few died. Anyone know where that happened? This abomination has transpired more times in America than anywhere else in the world since 2005. It has become a money making proposition. News agencies have had a field day with the topic, in between advertisements, commercials, endorsements, and outright graft, and yes I do mean graft. Graft is, when not talking about medicine or planting trees, a function of politics. When was the last time anyone read, viewed, or heard a news report that was not driven by the politics of the administration of the agency reporting?
How did this become? It is beyond my comprehension that this has developed into a daily affair. It happens and we ask why even though the answer is right in front of us. We allow it because we are too selfish, scared, or ambivalent to address the real issue. We want to own guns and any talk of restricting that scares the shit out of us. We would rather let crazy people shoot up innocent men, women, and children than go without something only a small percentage of our population have the need or right to use. Assault weapons are for those who are in the business of staging, defending from, or reacting to assaults. This means soldiers, police, and those others tasked with defending our country. They should not be sold. AT ALL!!!!!
Owning a gun is not a bad thing per se, except when you have it with the intention of harming another human being. Hunting and home protection are reasonable uses and purposes for owning a gun. Owning one that will fire twenty or thirty times before reloading is overkill and, apparently, we are in love with killing a lot of people at a one time. We must, it happens so much that is the norm instead of the exception.
As to the rest of what I have said, I stand firm. News agencies are Satan’s tools and we embrace them. I am not a traitor; I am an Honorably Discharged veteran of the US Army who believes war is an atrocity and should be avoided at all costs. I am a supporter of Barack Obama because he is a good man and a fine president. If you disagree with this then keep it the fuck to yourself and, by the way, he is also a white man as well as a black man! Our government breeds criminal activity in the manner in which it has chosen to make and maintain election law. Christian Fundamentalists regularly deny, in their preaching, the teaching, and commandments of Jesus Christ where it applies to loving their fellow man. I embrace Jesus Christ as my God as taught me by my mother and sister; two loving and committed Christian women.
And in conclusion, the Second Amendment was included in the Constitution at a time when private citizen militias were necessary for the defense of the country. That is no longer the case, and the complete meaning and spirit of the amendment is being horribly subverted by blockheaded imbeciles who do not know how to fucking read!