Another school shooting. Let the usual fluff and bullshit begin. The conservatives yelling about how the insane ease of access to firearms in this country has nothing to do with anything and “don’t take our guns!” becoming another bullshit mantra. There will be the conservative retards screaming about how we need to arm teachers, because in their delusional world everyone is Dirty Harry. We can have the left and right maligning video games again, because that’s always fun. Nobody will ever see that all of this is diversionary tactics to get it so that nobody will talk about actually doing anything. Because if that precious NRA money doesn’t flow into Congress, how can the corrupt leaders of this nation keep hoodwinking the stupid-ass public?
In the end, nothing will happen. Because by the time people mobilize to take action and those who actually give a shit about the loss of human life are able to get into action, people will have moved on to the next stupid thing. Royal wedding coming up. I’m sure that’s important to talk about. Right? Or maybe we can move on to the next mass shooting. They happen with such regularity in this country that it starts to almost look like a pattern.
I’ve come to realize something about this country. It breaks my fucking heart, but it’s true. We don’t care about this shit anymore. Not even a little. We’ve gotten to the point that mass shootings and tons of people getting killed doesn’t phase us anymore. It doesn’t matter how many people die, how many schools and streets and places that people should feel safe are splattered in blood. We, as a society, have decided to stop caring about the violence that we see every day. Because now it’s just become the flavor of the week. It’s become the thing that we all just live with.
That breaks my fucking heart. It really does. To think that a land that used to be seen as a place of peace and prosperity now gets to be known for the killings, with nothing being done, and the sides of the political spectrum doing everything they can to make it about their bullshit topic. You have the conservatives who go through the motions of saying “look at how violent this other country is! Violence is going down! All of this gun violence stuff is so overblown!” Then you have the left where people are like “why can’t you talk more about brown people?! This is diverting people’s attention from cops killing black people!” With both sides calling the other snowflakes (a term that neither side has ANY right to use).
Oh, and let’s not forget how we need more Jesus! Yeah, because his almighty ass sure is doing a lot of save people in this country that supposedly he fucking loves. “But Lucien, he’s not allowed in schools anymore!” Fuck you, you retard! He can’t be mandated in public schools. Teachers aren’t allowed to lead schools in prayer. If students want to pray, they can do that all they want. They can even start religious clubs. There was one at my high school. There is nothing stopping any kids from being as religious as they want. So where the fuck is he?! Where the fuck is your bullshit “all-loving” God now?! No-fucking-where, that’s where. Because he isn’t real. He’s a myth that people cloak themselves in because death is scary and the idea that things happen that are awful for no reason hurts to think about. So fucking sick of all the religious retards I see having to sing the blues about how they are so oppressed and Jesus is so hurting in a nation that is 80% Christian. Yeah, you all are so under-represented. How many of those morons call the other side “snowflakes?”
The song and dance never changes. Nothing gets better. Nothing ever well. We’ve stopped caring as a country. Everybody will just say stupid shit like “nothing you can do to stop it anyway.” Yeah, that’s said in a nation where this shit happens all the time. But maybe those people do have a point. After all, any efforts to do anything of merit would have the NRA dropping millions of dollars to lobby against it. And since they are an immensely powerful lobby, money talks. Money is all the talk.
It’s the reason why the drug war keeps going even though there is no measurable amount of success it has ever had. It’s why this country is slavishly dependent on oil (I live in a big oil state that is seeing the oil dry up, so I am seeing the end result of this first-hand) when green energy is getting bigger and bigger everywhere else. China is leaving us in the dust in terms of being environmentally friendly. Granted, it’s because they have no choice. Pollution there is out of control. But hey, at least they fucking learn from their mistakes! When the fuck does America do that?!
There are so many days where I get so fucking tired of reading the news. In my home state it’s story after story of violence. My state is the second most violent state to live in, from a study I found the other day. There are so many shootings in my city that I don’t count them as a weekly thing. I see something in the papers almost daily. But nobody cares. It’s just the flavor of the week. Parents weep for dead children. Spouses week for lost teachers and people just trying to help save lives. Siblings weep for family they will never talk to again. But what the fuck does this nation that cares do?! NOTHING! Fucking Nothing!
While Trump can spew all of his bullshit about “Make America Great Again,” I am watching this nation bleed to death. I knew all of that shit was a con from the start, but can the people who supported the orange monkey finally admit it too? Can they admit that the fucker is a corporate tool? We all know he won’t do shit. Last time he actually said he sent thoughts and prayers to them. Well thanks for that, you useless lump of shit! I’m sure the families there are so comforted. Fuck!
Does this have a bottom to it? Is there a point where it ever ends? I don’t fucking know. I wish I did. Truly, I wish I knew where all of this bullshit ended. Because I’m getting tired of a friend who is becoming a teacher being afraid that she is going to have a gun in the room with little children and be expected to use it when she is a naturally very fearful person who doesn’t like conflict.
You don’t fucking care, America. I just want you fuckers to admit it.
Until next time, a quote,
“It’s not the violence of the few that scares me. It’s the silence of the many.” – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr