There was a horrific shooting in Las Vegas today, where a 64 year old man opened fire on a crowd at a concert from his 32nd story window. At least 50 confirmed dead and over 200 wounded at the time of writing this post. Another horrible tragedy that shouldn’t have happened, but did. Got to see a video where a guy stayed standing while everyone was ducking for cover, shouting at the shooter to aim for him. That takes balls of absolute steel. No idea if that guy was one of the victims, but if so, you did a service to try and save people by having the gunman go after you.
The moment the story broke, I got to see the left and the right immediately lining up to get their political views heard. From the social justice retards who say that this was a problem of white privilege, and male privilege, and it was a racial crime. To the right who refuse to call this guy a terrorist even though he most likely is. I get the feeling a crime like this was motivate by political ideology. If he killed for political ideals, he’s a terrorist. If he just felt like opening fire on a crowd, he’s a fucking psychopath who decided to kill and injure a ton of people because he could.
Then we got other right-wing posts deciding to go after the left for some of the violent rhetoric they said about wanting to kill Trump. I suppose I could go after the likes of Riley E Dennis, if I wanted to get on that bandwagon, but I don’t. Even though she has her own beliefs about attacking people. The left wants to use this opportunity to come out and defend Islam. Because Groj forbid anyone say that Muslim has even committed terrorism before. Nope, not once *cough*bullshit!*cough*
Christians in America had to make their voices heard and talk about how Gawd would have fixed all this. I’m sure all the people who are dead right now didn’t have Jeebus at all in their hearts. Nope, not one. In a nation that is 80% Christian, I’m sure not one of those people wasn’t a practicing Christian. Maybe Jim Bakker can come out and say that this shooting was Gawd’s response to men doing each other in the ass.
So what about me? What is my stance on all this? What political viewpoint am I going to espouse right now? Here is what I have done – donate to a GoFundMe account someone set up to help the victims. Here’s the link, go donate. That’s something to do. Something more valuable than any of the arguing idiots on Twitter. What else am I going to do? Be saddened by this. Be saddened by the fact that this kind of wanton killing is becoming so commonplace. Feel so ashamed of the fact that I share a species with a fucking animal who got out on balcony or an open window and opened fire with a fucking automatic weapon at a crowd of people just listening to music.
It’s beyond clear something needs to happen. With stricter gun laws help. Not this kind of situation. I still believe that gun control does need to be tightened, but I am still aware enough of the way things work to realize that even if all the guns were strictly controlled, the crazed lone gunman will still be a threat. Help America’s failing mental health system. Maybe that would help some of the problem, but as we have seen with people like Timothy McVeigh, not all of the people who do this sort of shit are outright insane. For as evil as what McVeigh did, he had very firm and rationalized (not rational, rationalized) reasons for what he did. This shooter may have as well. We may never know.
I don’t know what the right thing is to do. I donated to a fund set up to help victims. After all the hurricane destruction down in the Florida and Texas I donated to the Red Cross. It’s as much as I can think to do in this situation. Because here’s the thing which has blown my fucking mind – as soon as the story broke, the fighting started. The political bickering began before we even knew how many are dead and injured. Remember when national tragedies brought people together? Remember when we would set aside personal differences to try and help those in need when the situation called for it? Where the fuck has that mentality gone?! Are we just so eager to hate each other than we’ll use any excuse we can? Fuck the victims, I have to make my point known! Yeah, fuck white people! Fuck gun control! Fuck calling him a terrorist! Let’s all just bicker over whatever stupid bullshit while the blood flows in the streets.
Sister-diddler Lena Dunham said that this has to be political, and supposedly-recovering SJW Laci Green agreed. Yeah, let’s talk about white privilege! Why the fuck not?! Instead of deciding to set all that bullshit aside and actually coming together as a community and as a species, we look for any reason to drive the wedges of division further in. I am so fucking ashamed of my species when I see us all do everything we can to hate each other and not even try and care, while people literally die. The left and the right stand on mountains of bodies in order to scream at each other over who is correct.
Fuck all of us. We clearly are beyond redemption as a species. Can Trump and Un just start dropping the nukes so World War III can start and another species can have a fucking shot? Please?! But hey, let’s at least be glad of one thing – there was at least one person in all of this who didn’t take a side and choose to be picky.
Until next time, a quote,
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” – H.L. Mencken