Where is their level of outrage they seem to conjure up over LGBTQ or abortion rights?
This will be one of my shortest blogs since I don’t believe that there needs to be very much substantiation for this point. It is completely self-evident as we have experienced over and over again. As The Onion headlines put it after almost every mass shooting, “‘No Way To Prevent This’ Says The Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens”. This is about all we need to know since we are truly the only country where mass shootings are more frequent than Congress passing a bill or a Trump telling the truth.
The fact of the matter is our government is owned by corporate lobbies; lock, stock and smoking barrel. And there is no more powerful lobby than the gun manufacturers and the NRA. In fact there are entire departments of the government that are actually run by the very same corporations and industries they are supposed to be regulating. If that makes any sense to you then you’re probably a Repugnantcan or a “conservative” and also find gun violence unsolvable, climate change to be a liberal conspiracy, and Donald Trump to be an honorable, good man removed from office by rampant voter fraud. If you are anything like the upwards of 80% of Americans that find it the absolute nonsense that it truly is, then you can help do something about it.
Paradoxically perhaps, the only portion of the electorate that we most certainly can’t rely on for any help at all is the phony baloney snake oil salesmen and holy roller crowd of evangelicals and Christian Repugnantcans. For some strange reason all they seem to be able to conjure up (no pun intended) are their “thoughts and prayers”; a gesture of such specious uselessness it has become a joke among the general public. This is the same crowd that would lobby to remove the constitutional rights from entire subsets of the population given the opportunity but couldn’t conjure up the righteous indignation to rally around 20 murdered 1st graders and 6 grammar school teachers. Unfortunately most of their geographic areas of influence are specifically the places where the most fervent gun-crazy, “Second Amendment” fanatics reside and this must be one of the primary reasons for their complicit silence. As I have said before there is no one more full of shit than an evangelical Christian.
Well, except maybe an evangelical Christian politician, that is.