America under internal siege
Let us be honest about what is happening in the United States right now. Americans are under attack by white nationalist terrorists that are emboldened by the words, actions, and tone of Donald Trump and the sycophantic Republican party.
No, not all mass shootings are white nationalist terror attacks, but a growing number are. And there are way too many mass shootings taking place all across the country: 251 in the last 216 days. You didn’t know there were that many? Well, you’re not paying attention, and often the press isn’t helping. Many of these shootings take place in lower-income and/or primarily non-white neighborhoods, so they receive less coverage – if any.
It has to stop, but the NRA-owned Congress will not act. As voters, you know what to do.
Arm the football players. And the fans!
Yesterday, at a high school football game in Jacksonville, FL, a triple shooting left one person dead and two more injured. Just one week before, two more people were injured in a shooting at a football game at Palm Beach Central High School.
Clearly, there is only one logical step for the Florida legislature to take: state law must require that all high school football players, coaches, and cheerleaders as well as all game attendees must be armed. There is no other way to stop this wave of violence. I expect Governor Rick Scott to call a special session to address this legislation immediately.
Latest Trump news re guns
Headline: Trump backpedals on raising gun purchase age and universal background checks
Nothing about this should surprise anyone. Trump sucks at the NRA teat. And, of course, he is just plain awful.
How long will you permit the NRA to own the Congress?
How long will you allow the NRA to own the President? (Well, share the President with Russia)
How long will you allow the NRA to hold your safety and the safety of your loved ones hostage?
How long will the needless carnage continue?
Any and every elected official who has accepted money from the NRA is complicit in the slaughter.
How will you vote later this year? Do you even vote? Do you care enough to participate? Will you wait until the event you or you family members are attending is shot to pieces before you care?
Fire Congressmen, not guns. Fire Senators, not guns. Fire the President, not guns.
Thoughts and prayers? Thoughts and prayers? Shut up you damned hypocrites!
End the madness.
What follows is a simultaneously humorous and serious look at the U.S. gun violence problem done by a TV show in The Netherlands. Originally posted in October, 2017, it is no less relevant today.
Members of the House and Senators alike lack the courage to face down the NRA fearing that they will lose their seats. They wory more about remaining in power than doing right by the people they are supposed to represent. We as voters need to show them that losing their seats will be a direct consequence of failing to take real action on gun violence.
And I will keep posting this because of its brief burst of brilliance and insight.