Well, I had thought that I would let my professional blog handle this, since all that was needed to be said was said there. Or so I thought. Then, I came across this neat little gem, and I had to comment on it.
You see, when I first heard about this, I knew that the moment it got out, this was going to be a two-sided debate. The first side would be the “2nd Amendment” argument, saying that we have to have more guns, and how guns are the solution. They are idiots. Then there was going to be the “we have to get rid of guns” argument, which is equally stupid because 1. it’s never going to happen, and 2. violence won’t stop just because we get rid of guns. Violence is a part of the human condition, and we have to square up with that. That is what I thought the debate was going to be. Just like after Columbine, just like after Virgina Tech, and just like after the Gabbie Giffords shooting.
But it turns out that a Texas Republican, Rep. Louie Gohmert, had a different theory as to why this massacre happened -
You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place.
Oh my fucking god. You went there. You really went there. You are saying that the reason that this happened is because of the fact there are “ongoing attacks” (outright fucking lie) against Christians? You are really saying that because we aren’t Christian enough, this man went into a theater and killed 12 people, while wounding 50 others, is because America doesn’t have enough Christian values? What a complete piece of shit. This guy is the worst, the absolute worst. But we’re not done.
People say … where was God in all of this? We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.
Oh really? You think that the “protective hand” of God is going to stop this? Gee, where has been for all the starving children in Ethiopia? I wonder where God was when there was a massive earthquake in Haiti, displacing thousands upon thousands of people? How about during the Spanish Inquisition, when hundreds of people were being murdered, all in his name? Or maybe you could explain what happened in the Crusades, when Christian knights were attacking and killing thousand of Arabs? Where was God then? Oh, right, he was nowhere. Because he doesn’t exist, that’s why.
Man, why does this shit always have to come from Texas? I’m getting tired of constantly having to go after Texas for the crazy and stupid shit that they do. Texas is becoming a tumor on the American zeitgeist. More and more stories come out of there that are beyond offensive. I’m not offended by this, even though it is horrible beyond belief. I am saddened. America used to be known for something. We used to be a nation of great thinkers, great leaders, and great ideas. Now, we are a shell. We are a nation that has been sapped of all it’s glory by the politicians, who are slaves to Wall Street, and the people, who have been bought and paid for with phones and computers.
But on a more serious note – we need to get rid of Texas. It’s beyond making us look back. It’s making us look failed.
Until next time, a quote,
“Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” – P.J. O’Rourke