I don’t have time to properly respond with a personal reaction to the horrible terror shooting last night in Las Vegas.
I can say that: I hate violence. This stuff weighs on me. Hard. It makes me angry. It makes me emotional. It makes me sick. I’m sure I’m not alone.
The variety of responses though is sometimes awful on its own.
David Duke blames the Jews.
Alex Jones is claiming a liberal conspiracy by the Democrats and their Islamic allies.
Pat Robertson is blaming disrespect for president, flag and God.
President Trump sent his warmest condolences to those affected.
I spent about a minute reading the conspiracy nut blow jobs over at Breitbart on their thread about the shooting.
If the above five resources are any indication of the future, man, we’re fucked.
On the flip, I’m particularly drawn to bright minds like Jason Kottke, who wrote this morning:
America is a stuck in a Groundhog Day loop of gun violence. We’ll keep waking up, stuck in the same reality of oppression, carnage, and ruined lives until we can figure out how to effect meaningful change. I’ve collected some articles here about America’s dysfunctional relationship with guns, most of which I’ve shared before. Change is possible — there are good reasons to control the ownership of guns and control has a high likelihood of success — but how will our country find the political will to make it happen?
The whole post is worth a look. Link above.
If you read/saw some worthy responses to the shooting, please share them in the comments. If you read some particularly disgusting ones, hell, post ’em too.