Here we are, once again, dealing with a mass-shooting in the US. This time, it's close to home--at home, in Charleston, SC.
How many is that now? We've started to lose count, haven't we? Are we becoming so inured to this specific type of tragedy that we can't even remember how many times it's happened? So overwhelmed that we stopped counting?
39 since 2000*
That's how many times we've let someone with a gun kill friends, family, loved ones, compatriots--our fellow man.
322 people* have been killed because someone easily got their hands on a gun, was able to carry that gun anywhere--malls, movie theaters, schools, churches--and open fire.
What's the discussion? Is it about the pervasive racism in the south? NO! This shooting wasn't about race, it was aimed at Christians (Lindsay Graham, Fox News)
So, it's the Christian men who are "raping our women and taking over the country."
I don't think Good 'Ol Boy Lindsay thought that statement through, did he?
What do we do to prevent future tragedies? MORE GUNS! Clementa Pinckney is responsible because he argued against guns in church (NRA spokesperson.)
Wait, let me rewind. We're a "Christian nation" according to these same people....but don't go to church without your gun because some white guy could come in with a gun and start shooting because the Christian men are raping our women.
The sound bites coming out of the GOP and NRA should have us all rolling on the floor in laughter. Whoever writes their stuff should be writing at Comedy Central. Whoever listens to their silly statements should walk around all day snickering and giggling because it's so damn funny! No one in their right mind could possibly take ANY of it seriously.
There's the clincher. No one in their right mind.
The rest of us get taken hostage because we won't engage. We know not to argue with idiots because they'll drag us down to their level and beat us with experience.
If I didn't laugh, I'd cry.