Part of me loves how apathetic our culture is about violence. We have so many of these school shootings now that we don’t even care. Not really. Kids all over the country do a huge amount of walk-outs in protests (props to them) and the establishment comes down hard. Thankfully, in my home state, a bunch of kids did it and the school supported their rights to non-violent protest. That’s admirable. They even worked to make sure the walk-out wasn’t a security risk. Cool.
Meanwhile, the gun nuts are saying that all of us liberals, no matter how reasonable our suggestions for tighter gun regulations are, are coming to take their guns. No, numb-nuts! I personally am suggesting that in order to have that gun, you have to have a license to own it, and that the gun itself has to be registered. I think that in order to keep that license, just like a driver’s license, you should have to renew it every few years. None of that steps on your precious Constitution that none of you fucks will admit needs some updating for the 21st century. “I want me guns!” Fantastic, you limp-dick loser. Then go through the legal process and you can have them. I am not in any way suggesting that we should ban guns. Not at all. Just make some red tape to follow through on. Will it stop this from happening? Nope. But it will at least help the problem. Did legalizing booze and weed stop people from using it illegally? Nope. But it has allowed the system to keep track of as much as they can and brings both alcohol and drug offenses down.
Oh, and President Trump has his own idea for how to solve this problem – arming teachers! The latest in retarded conservative bullshit that we get to hear. Trump wants to put guns in the hands of teachers to fight back against the bad guys. Because you have retards like Wayne LaPierre who was famously quoted saying “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”
Where do I start with how stupid this idea is? Maybe I could talk about how you’d have to have all the teachers get additional training on how to use and properly handle a firearm. I don’t want someone who doesn’t know what the fuck they are doing having a gun around my kid. Hell, I have the same thought about the open carry morons, if I had kids. Next, you want to put a gun in a classroom? Where your kids are? And if Little Billy the retard gets into wherever it is kept and starts waving it around and blows some kids head off, then what? I can hear you say – keep it in a lock-box! Yeah, like that has ever stopped a determined kid. I learned how to pick locks getting into people’s stuff when I was little.
The school would also have to buy some kind of insurance for this. Otherwise if something did go wrong (as it absolutely would), they’d be legally culpable for whoever got injured or killed. At a time when schools can’t afford teacher’s pensions, textbooks, the insurance they are already supposed to provide, paper, printer ink, or to get enough teachers to keep class sizes manageable, they now are supposed to add this?
And what about the teachers who don’t want to have a firearm in their classroom? Trump said that it should be incentivized with a bonus. But Johnny Dumbshit isn’t gonna want his kid in a classroom where the teacher isn’t arm. Or Debbie Not Stupid will not want her kid in a classroom where there is one. Why is she not stupid? Because there are so many things that can go wrong. So having teachers have guns in their classroom will have to be an all-or-nothing deal. So will the teachers who don’t want to have a gun have to be fired? In a profession with the highest turnover rate of any other, we want to cut the job market down even more?
Finally, are we supposed to expect teachers to be able to handle a firearm when there is an armed assailant? They have to handle their students, keep everyone safe, keep themselves safe, and be able to fire at an assailant who will be firing back without hitting their students. What person who isn’t a cop, bodyguard, or soldier can be expected to do that?!
This idea is stupid and on so many levels. I cannot begin to describe how dumb it is. The fact that we have a President and people on Congress who believe this baffles me. Wait, they don’t. Not for a single fucking second do I buy that ANY of the people propagating this viewpoint actually believe it.
Here’s the thing about this government – it’s apathetic. While you have the Rhode Island senator trying to put a tax on violent video games, and President Reality TV Star saying stupid shit like this, the reality is that you could lay all the bodies of those dead students and teachers at their feet and they wouldn’t give a shit. Why? Because they don’t want to lose out on campaign payments. The NRA is a crazy powerful lobby, and they pay huge amounts of money to people to spread these retarded worldviews that you’d swear were informed by Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. It’s all about money to these people. And the little children get to pay the ultimate price for their greed.
What’s more, the American public lets them. We are just as apathetic. I had some homeless guy screaming at me that I’m killing him because I had to get back to work and didn’t want to buy him food. It was a bummer to hear about him being hungry, but my break was almost over and I had to go back. But I get home, and in a couple days, I’ll forget about this. Humanity is so apathetic and dead inside. The politicians are an extension of us. And to prove my point about all of this, I’m going to close out on a fantastic quote that puts our government in perspective.
Until next time, a quote,
“Everybody complains about the politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well where do they think they came from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents, American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American business, America universities, and they’re elected by the American citizens. This is the best we can do, folks! This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces. Garbage in, garbage out!” – George Carlin