Saturday, June 20, 2015

On the Church Shooting

I've spent the past few days on a desert island (Catalina), willfully unaware of the evils of the world. I come back to discover that pure evil in the form of a young white man with an unnatural love of guns and an unholy hatred of black people had decided to express his politics by murdering innocent people in a South Carolina church.
I got back in time to read all the reactions of Conservatives pretending that deadly attacks on black churches are not a time honored tradition in the Old South.
As always after a mass shooting, many people worry that laws allowing any wackadoodle with a grievance to buy a gun might be changed. Others are concerned that the shooting is bringing condemnation down on the Confederate battle flag
"Stars and Bars"
that for a century and a half has been a symbol of rebellion, segregation, and hate.

All this is making me want to go back to some island, maybe this time even one without WiFi.  

2 comments:

Katy Anders said...

Sounds like you caught up with everything quickly. You also summarized the stupid reactions to the tragedy very concisely. It would all be unbelievable if it didn't happen every few months...

GOODSTUFF said...

my favorite

"Feminism helped to get them there. In particular, female teachers who either dislike men or are completely ignorant of healthy behaviour norms for boys are creating a generation of emotionally stunted, drugged up young men."

CONCEPT of Blogging About Mass Shootings
http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/concept-of-blogging-about-mass-shootings.html