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The Deadliest Shooting In American History.

My Sunday morning started out in a typical manner. I woke up, went to the bathroom, and then got my cup of coffee. As I sat down to peruse the internet as I usually do, my wife, who had already been up for some time, tells me that a friend of hers was attacked last night in Columbus for the simple crime of walking while being gay. Then, as I’m checking my news feed, several articles catch my attention about last night’s horrific shooting in Orlando. 50 dead, and over 50 injured at the night club Pulse, a dance club that caters to the LGBTQ community. I’m sickened as I read: Sickened and outraged.

Our society is quite ill ladies and gentlemen. The outlook is terminal. Sure, public outrage is temporarily appropriate, but it will soon die down until the next mass killings take place. Based on current history, the next mass shooting is right around the corner, and we’ll all be outraged again. Lather, rinse, repeat. In the meantime, until the next event, we will all do nothing. In the mean time, people will be attacked for their sexual orientation. People will be killed for the color of their skin. People will be killed for their religion. One group of people will be killed because they simply do not fit in the same box as another group of people. It’s been going on for thousands of years, and it’s only getting worse. The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s a tired cliche, but it still holds true.

However, in the good ole U.S of A, things seem to be significantly worse. There has always been an us vs. them mentality. The hate that is fomented between one group or another is of epidemic proportions, and the daily tragic headlines bear this out. Last night’s shootings may be the worst in American history, but it certainly won’t be the last. We are after all, a nation of hate. We are united by bigotry. We eat malevolence, and crap bullets over those who dare to be different or disagree with us.

What we need is a reset button. Tear the whole thing down and start over. We need to stop living for God and Country, and start living for ourselves and each other. Religion, Nationalism, and Capitalism is what fucked our society up, and sooner rather than later, it is what will destroy us all.

I think I need something stronger than coffee this morning, to get this bad taste out of my mouth.

 

 

 

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  1. Sedate Me
    June 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I staggered downstairs this morning, hosed the unconscious drunks off my front lawn, and then sat down to breakfast in front of the TV….like a normal human being! 🙂 (The only thing “feeding” me is me and the only thing I eat is food) I turned the TV on in the middle of some police press conference. I tuned in one second after the perp’s name was given, so that I was a able to

    “…was a 29 year old man born in NY. He was armed with an AR15 & a pistol. He walked into a gay nightclub well known in Orlando, killed 50, wounded at least another 50 and had 2 shootouts with police….”

    Florida, gay nightclub, AR-15….1+1+1=3

    But then I saw the Imam in the background, heard the name “Omar” and realized nothing else would matter at ALL, even though that’s the REAL story. It’s the story of a nut with an incredible killing machine available to all Americans taking out a type of person he didn’t like. But no….this is story is going to get hijacked by one detail, maybe even the least significant one.

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    • June 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      You have that right. It wasn’t the fact that he had a gun that no one who isn’t military or SWAT should ever have. It was the fact that he happened to be a Muslim. Trump is already self congratulating on Twitter. Our society is fucked up, no ifs, ands, or buts.

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      • Sedate Me
        June 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm

        If ONE dude can shoot 100 people and keep an entire SWAT Team at bay for hours, (and why were they just standing around like pussies?)…then such a weapon probably shouldn’t be sold! Killing a bunch of motherfuckers is exactly what the damn thing was designed to do, after all. And I’m 100% certain the reason this dude bought it is because he’s seen it used in other mass shootings. Funny how that works -eh?

        But yeah, just that ONE detail can permanently derail the entire context of the story. Even if he was a lapsed Muslim (I dunno)…dude might has well been yelling “Vote Trump!!!” as a battle cry. Florida, the Gunshine State is more Trump friendly than yesterday. And if Hillary says a damn thing about guns, Florida is looking redder this fall.

        But even if he actually was some religiously motivated nutjob, Muslim isn’t the only religion that would inspire such a thing in Florida. He didn’t just wander into a gay nightclub by accident. He could have waited a few hours and walked into some church full of snake handling Christians and unloaded.

        He is ultimately just another religious bigot with a gun (that should never even be manufactured) solving his problems the way America solves all its problems…violence.

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  2. June 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Such sadness 😦

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  3. June 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    intolerance for others who are different…and guns that one person can use to kill many…should have all of us volunteering to set aside our individual rights for the good of the community…why are we such a selfish species?…why the urge to take much more than we need of power and recognition and material things?…were we always a society of “me first, last and foremost” hiding beneath the veneer of “one for all and all for one?”

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    • June 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      We weren’t that selfish at one point in time. Of course that time predates agriculture, when we were hunter/gatherers. It all turned to shit after that.

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