Get a load of this…
Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.
The words “muslim” and “jihad” make no appearance. Maybe he thinks those pesky homophobic Baptists are on the warpath again. Damned bitter clingers.
You know, this – this sort of event, that is, not the speech – is starting to affect my equilibrium. I am philosophically anti-collectivist to as much of a fault as I can arrange, and I consider racism the most contemptible form of collectivism. But I’m beginning to experience flashes of a sentiment not entirely unlike “Kill’em all & let God sort’em out.” I’m not saying that as if I think it’s a good thing, mind you, but there it is.
And I’m a hermit, only seeing the news through a laptop screen. I can only imagine how it’s affecting regular people, who actually have to live in the world.