Ah, Shoot…

A friend of mine recently posted a question in social media.  Why, he asked, are we not hardening our schools?  Now obviously, this question refers to gun-oriented issues so it’s important for me to start by saying I’m not an anti-gun guy.  If you try to tell me the true problem is mental health issues, I agree.  BUT…if we, the people want to implement mental health care in this once-great nation, we would have to ask the One Percent to participate in society.  They’ve made absolutely clear they’re not interested in doing that and, sadly, FAR too many Americans have decided it’s just too disruptive, asking the wealth-hoarding One Percent to pay their fair share in taxes.  The result?  We don’t have the money to properly manage the mentally ill in this country.

So…if we’re not going to pursue the actual correct answer – and we’re not – we’re left with Option B: try to minimize the amount of damage that can be done when someone breaks.  I’m never fond of treating the symptom instead of the disease but if that’s our only choice, well, that’s our choice.  We agree it’s a mental health problem AND we acknowledge we’re NOT going to address mental health problems.  THAT means that from time to time, someone in America is going to “fall down.”  They’re going to break under the stress.  Some few of those will decide to do as much damage as possible on their way out.  So why aren’t we hardening our schools?

I actually have two answers to the question.  The first one is also the more simplistic but helps me define the term ‘hardening.’  Basically, for the uninitiated, ‘hardening’ means fortifying the school to the point where it’s able to withstand a military type assault – like a fort…or a prison.  Have you ever been to a fort…or a prison?  They’re not exactly inviting.  In fact, they seem to instill a sense of foreboding on purpose.  That doesn’t seem like the kind of place kids would be eager to go to.

When I was young, I would often go to one of the local schoolyards to play basketball or tennis or use the track or just sit in the field.  Schools were inviting places people liked being around.  I prefer that model of school.  But I guess putting eight year olds in bullet-proof backpacks through checkpoints and security sweeps so they can participate in active shooter drills is just the price we pay for freedumb…

Okay, so we harden our schools into fortresses.  But the truth is, it’s not just the schools, is it?  We’ve seen these shootings inside and outside of nightclubs, in restaurants, at concerts, at garlic festivals, and even just driving down the street shooting at random.  The Dayton shooter had the “misfortune” to start his killing spree with cops already in the vicinity.  He was dead in thirty seconds.  Thirty seconds.  Still, he managed to kill ten people and shoot 17 others.  In thirty seconds.  Clearly, in order to allow the unreasonable minority to have their little hobby, we’re going to have to harden every public facility in the country.  We’re also going to have to post trained and armed guards within thirty seconds of any and every public venue.  That’s going to be expensive…

At this point, I’d like to take a page from the conservative position playbook and ask why I should have to part with MY hard-earned money in order to harden every public venue in the United States just so some frightened rabbit can own a particular kind of weapon?  Frankly, I don’t think I should.  I, for one, don’t want to have to live that way at all, let alone have to pay for it.  So if we’re forced to live in prison-like conditions for “safety” I think the costs of hardening should be borne by the people creating the danger: gun owners.  The best way would be an additional tax on the sale and transfer of the weapons in question.  Yes, I can imagine the howling of the Gun Rights Advocates (GRAs) at the idea of taking responsibility for the “freedoms” upon which they insist – but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong…

Okay, so we’ve fortified all public buildings and posted armed guards, ready to shoot, on every corner and imposed taxes on gun owners to pay for it all.  Safety!  But then, that seems like the very type of police state conservatives are usually warning about, yet here they are, pushing for it – aggressively.  This is getting confusing.  Then I start to wonder, what does all of this do to what might be called the ‘Open Carry Paradox?’  If everything is fortified and locked down, what happens to a person’s “right” to carry openly when and where they want to?  But if a nut ball can slip past any fortification simply by claiming open carry, what good would it do to fortify anything, schools included?

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In an effort to prove I’m not anti-gun, I’d like to help my GRAs by pointing out what I think is a tactical error.  When a nut ball starts shooting, the standard discussion starts with the suggestion to get rid of the “assault rifles.”  GRAs respond by pointing out there’s no such thing as an assault rifle.  Now…when I say “assault rifle,” you get a picture in your head, yes?  You picture an AK-47 or an AR-15.  So, on the one hand it seems odd that everyone knows what an assault rifle is though, according to the GRAs, no such thing exists.  But the reality is, the GRAs are technically correct when they point out that so-called “assault rifles” are really just scary looking semi-automatic weapons…and that’s the mistake…

I think GRAs should allow people to think they “solve” the problem of shooters by getting rid of the scary looking weapons.  By constantly arguing that “assault weapon” is an inaccurate term, GRAs are inadvertently pointing out that, in reality, the culprit is simply semi-automatic weapons, in general.  But once the general population realizes the fact, it’s only a matter of time before people start calling for the removal of semi-automatic weapons – ALL semi-automatic weapons.  (Yes, I acknowledge that this DOES qualify as “coming for your guns…”)  The GRAs themselves make the case: stupid gun-grabbers don’t realize assault weapons are just semi-automatic weapons.  Ah HA!  So it’s not “assault weapons” that are the problem – it’s semi-automatic weapons…

Once upon a time in America people were allowed to own fully automatic weapons.  A very few of those people used them to rob banks and kill people.  Before too long, fully automatic weapons were outlawed and (mostly) removed from society.  We CAN do the same thing with semi-automatic weapons.

I say again: I KNOW it’s a mental health problem.  I KNOW that only the very smallest number of people ever “go postal” (ah, yes, post office shootings, too) and start shooting things up.  But it’s always the few who ruin things for the many, right?  And the needs of the many really DO outweigh the needs of the few.  So it doesn’t matter that it’s a mental health problem if we’re not going to address mental health issues.  THAT means we have no choice but to try and reduce the amount of damage broken people can do and THAT, in turn, might well mean eliminating semi-automatic weapons.

I know the response; crazies will just find another way to inflict damage.  True.  But the GRAs know (though they won’t admit) that there’s NO other legal way to inflict so much damage and death as quickly and as efficiently as semi-automatic weapons.  They expose this knowledge by demanding the right to own semi-automatic guns as the best way to defend themselves from the invading Mongol hoards or whatever.  If they could do the same thing with a kitchen knife or a hammer, there wouldn’t be a problem, right?  But they know a knife or a hammer does NOT do the same amount of damage in the same space of time.  They know there’s a reason our military members are issued semi-automatic weapons and not kitchen knives as the primary tool of the trade…

I’d be interested in hearing from my GRAs on the subject but do me a favor: please stick to the topic at hand.  I mean, I already know I’m a cuck libtard moron, so…

Deceptions…

It’s a genuine problem when a person can’t admit a mistake no matter how innocuous.  Our Embarrassment in Chief misstated Hurricane Dorian’s path to include Alabama, which, of course, raised concerns in Alabama.  Sooo, the National Weather Service issued a correction – no, Dorian presents no threat to Alabama.  Drumpf had a couple of legitimate “outs” here.  For example, he could have thrown one of his sycophant facilitators under the bus.  “Oh, I was briefed incorrectly.”  Who could argue?

But not our special Dumbass.  No, he insists the hurricane was, in fact, on target to graze Alabama.  When pressed for details by the media, he produces this:
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See the little black line that includes a corner of Alabama?  Word is, Donnie, himself, drew that in trying to “prove” he was right.  Now, the National Weather Service has had to come out publicly and point out that they never produced such a map.  Worse, it turns out it’s NOT just an effort of a very little man with NO self esteem to protect his underdeveloped and fragile personality.  It’s a crime to provide fraudulent information like that.

No, I’m clear nobody is going to do anything about it but it’s one more example of the failure of this once great nation to even TRY to live up to it’s rhetoric.  The next time you hear some talking head claim we’re a “nation of laws” just laugh (or, maybe, cry) in their face…

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Donnie Dumbass tried to distract from his Dorian Debacle by claiming he had a secret meeting with the Taliban scheduled but cancelled it because they took credit for some terrorist act.  Progressives are getting all upset that Dumbass invited the Taliban to the US during the week of September 11.

Two things: one, it was Al Qaeda that attacked the US on Sep 11, not the Taliban.  Two, do you really believe Donnie Dumbass was going to meet with the Taliban?  Or, more specifically, that the Taliban would meet with him?

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Well, the NFL is back.  They’re not even all the way through Week 1 and there’s already controversy and (no surprise) it involves the cheatin’ Patriots.  As painlessly as possible, there’s a player named Antonio Brown.  He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He’s a very talented player but he’s also a Prima Dona whiner.  Pittsburgh got tired of his antics and decided to honor his request for a trade.  A LOT of teams were interested.  The New England Patriots wanted the guy but Pittsburgh and New England are in the same division and Pittsburgh didn’t want to send a player of Brown’s talent to a divisional rival.  Pittsburgh sent him to the Oakland Raiders for a couple of mid-level draft picks, instead.

Brown immediately started acting up.  He didn’t even get through the preseason before getting cut by Oakland – and picked up by New England on the same day.  Now, Adam Schefter, a sports guy, is reporting that, perhaps, New England was meddling all along.  There’s no evidence, of course.  It’s all just talk.  But it’s believable talk because the Patriots have a long history of breaking whatever rule they want to break.

Shortly after the deal, the Patriots went out and mopped up the field with the Steelers.  Gee, do you think Brown helped the Patriot coaching staff get a little “even” with Pittsburgh?  For the record, I don’t consider making use of a newly acquired player cheating.  Really, it’s common in the NFL.  Sometimes, that seems like the only reason a team picks up a player.  There’s a LOT wrong with the NFL these days but perhaps more than any other thing, Patriot cheating (and being allowed to get away with it) really ruined it for me…

Note: Save it.  I have no intention of lightening up on New England until they’re forced to play for six seasons using only hand signals on defense and providing their defensive playbooks to all of their opponents – you know, like the advantage THEY had when they “won” their first three Super Bowls…

Bullseye…

Have you ever seen the movie ‘Falling Down’ with Michael Douglas?  It’s about a guy who experiences a series of unfortunate events until, one day, just sitting in a traffic jam, the guy…breaks.  Our society has a way of doing that to people.  I think this most recent shooter (August 31, 2019) in Texas (7 dead, 22 injured) is one of those.  We’ll all find out together, over time, but that’s my guess.

It’s not about the guns, really.  It’s a question of mental health.  (I actually believe this to be true.)  But here’s a harsh reality: we, the people, have decided to allow our civilization to descend into hell rather than ask the people who have extracted so much from our society to participate in it.  This means there’s not enough money to fund proper mental health facilities any more.  If we’re not going to do anything to help the most damaged people in our society (and we’re not), we have little choice but to try to limit the amount of damage they can do when they break.  Sure, it’s treating the symptom, not the disease but sometimes, that’s the only option one has.

To my mind, that means semi-automatic weapons have to go.

Yeah, I know the responses I’ll get from my gun rights advocates (GRAs).  I agree with many – perhaps most – of them.  I know most gun owners do NOT mishandle their weapons.  I know that crazy people can and will use other implements of destruction to carry our their murderous rampages.  But my GRAs know the power of semi-automatic weapons is hard to match.  There’s a reason military members aren’t equipped with kitchen knives or hammers.

This most recent shooter drove down the street shooting people at random from his moving car, then a stolen mail truck.  One hand on the steering wheel, the other on the trigger of a semi-automatic weapon.  The beauty of a semi-automatic weapon is the number of rounds one can fire in a short time – and with ONE HAND!  Everything else is slower.  Many require two hands to set up the next shot.  That, alone, would have prevented deaths.

I know, the 2nd Amendment.  The founders said in the Declaration of Independence that men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.  Among those are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  I find the 2nd Amendment to be superseded by the unalienable right to live one’s life.  If I have to choose, I choose the living over the guns and, apparently, I have to choose.

My GRAs will say it’s not about the guns, it’s about mental health.  I agree – 100%.  But since we’re NOT going to do anything to help those in need, we have little choice but to take action to protect those in the cross-hairs…

I’d be interested in hearing realistic alternatives.  (Emphasis on “realistic…”)

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So, hurricane Dorian is destroying the Bahamas even as I write and is bearing down on Florida.

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The largest hurricane ever recorded?  This after July, 2019 was dubbed by the NOAA as the hottest month ever recorded?  It’s almost as if it doesn’t matter how often the climate change deniers deny reality.  Reality just keeps on coming, inexorably.

I offered a deal to the Christian God that I would be a lifelong believer if the hurricane passed and didn’t hurt anybody but wiped Mar-a-Lago off the map.  I’m already off that hook as the first death was reported.  It was only AFTER I offered that I realized Trump would just lie about the property’s value and make money from the insurance…

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I saw a meme that said that Capitalism had defeated Communism and was about to defeat Democracy.  Sadly, all too true but I think Capitalism is actually about to defeat humanity in general.  Maximum value for the shareholders right up until they die?  Maybe the Capitalists aren’t as clever as they think…

Koch, Prince, Luck, and Dumb…

So, some of the big news of the week has to do with the passing of David Koch.  Now, he’s only the wicked witch of the East.  His brother, Charles, is the wicked witch of the west – known by all as “worse than the other one.”  The world is still waiting and hoping for Charles to die but David is gone now.  One less dark spot on humanity.  I saw a post in social media in which the poster was hoping for a speedy reunion for the Koch brothers.  I second the emotion.

I’d like to know where David’s buried so I have a place to pee next time I’m in Kansas.  His grave seems like an excellent place to dump any hazardous waste you may have around the house.  Change your engine oil?  Dump it on David.  Old paint around the house?  Dump it on David.  Need to pump your septic system?  Dump it on David.

David Koch hated the United States and, along with his evil, hate-filled brother, used his resources to undermine and destroy it.  If spoken at all, his name should be spat with hatred for as long as humanity has left.  The only time I really regret Atheism is when people like David Koch die.  I find the idea of someone like him burning in hell for all time quite comforting…

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So, does Prince Andrew actually think people are as stupid as he’s treating them?  I know, many of them are…but not enough.  His mea culpa didn’t really help him so much, did it?  “Oh, I didn’t know about Epstein’s behavior before he went to jail.”  Okay, maybe.  Maybe I can’t prove otherwise.  Now seems like an appropriate time to mention the photo.

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Prince Andrew with his “conquest” and Epstein’s Madam at Epstein’s house.

This does NOT look like a photo of a person who was unaware of Epstein’s  predilections.  It looks more like a photo of a person who shares Epstein’s predilections.  It’s important to note the photo was taken in 2001.  The girl in the middle was 17 at the time.  The woman on the right is Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell.  She’s reportedly the person who recruited the young (too young) ladies for Epstein.  I don’t know, maybe they’re just friends.

But then?  He calls it a “mistake and an error” to continue seeing Epstein after his release in 2010.  It seems, to me, it was little more than an effort on the down low to continue to have sex with underage women.

It’s too bad our corrupt world will never hold such a wealthy person responsible.  He’ll get away with it because he’s a Prince of England.  If he was a normal person, Andrew would be out of luck…

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Yeah, poor segue but speaking of ‘Andrews,’ Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL at 29.  Indianapolis fans booed him as he left the field.  I’ve made several jokes about him in private – all ridiculing the notion that he’s retiring because he gets “owies” in the NFL.  I don’t think he played very well but I also understand he unexpectedly found himself on a not-very-good team.  But the team paid him through the nose to get beat up behind a porous line.  Retiring at 29 means he made his money and got out while the getting was good.  That’s not luck, that’s just smart…

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So…President Dumbass thinks Prime Minister Dumberass is the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit.  Of course he does.  Stupid always feels camaraderie for stupid.  I’m just sitting back, watching the show.  Trump is assaulting the American economy.  Johnson is about to assault the European economy.  I’m expecting the usual Republican economic crash and it looks like it’s timing well for the upcoming “election.”

I don’t believe the “election” process in the United States is honest but most of the damage is done in close “elections.”  It’s harder to fake in landslides and I think with an economic crash, Trump will lose in a landslide.  Hell, even some conservatives might figure out who’s really screwing them.  (Right now, they think it’s desperately poor people from south of the border…)

In order to even have a chance, you’re going to have to get out and vote.  Vote on paper if you can but vote…

Warning…

Remember that person from your youth?  (High school, college youth…)  The one you wanted to be with but, for whatever reason, never were?  Life went on, moved forward but that person – the fantasy of that person, anyway – stayed with you through the years fueling more than one…um…personal experience.

Life being what it is, currents somehow managed to bring the two of you back together.  You hit it off in ways you hadn’t before.  The conversation was great, the interaction easy and natural.  One thing leads to another and before too long, you find yourself on an unfamiliar sofa pursuing in real life that which had been relegated to fantasy years before.  As things heat up, you begin moving your head, lower and lower down their body, the promise of pleasure beckoning…and then you see it.  There!  And another one, there.  And there.  Warts…

I don’t know what you’ll do in that moment and this piece isn’t about your choice.  That would be a personal decision.  But whatever you choose, there’s one undeniable reality: you’ve been warned.  You KNOW there’s a risk to moving forward that will very likely affect you adversely for the rest of your existence.  You know it because you’ve seen the evidence…

Most of American history is made up of lip service about who we are, as a nation.  Most of it was and is pure bunk but I always believed it was aspirational bunk.  We weren’t describing who we actually were but who we wanted to be.  Maybe, we told ourselves, if we keep repeating that we’re good and honest and true, we might actually become good and honest and true.  Oh, well.  Nice try, I guess.

I have this basic, guiding rule: anything begun dishonorably is destined to fail.  At it’s founding, the United States of America institutionalized slavery.  If the rule is correct (it is) failure was inevitable despite our chanted group-mantra about “truth, justice, and the American way.”  (Even that line has become more of a threat: “Truth and justice?  Or the American way?”)

For much of the world, the United States of America seems very much like that object of your affections from your youth –  a place where dreams come true.  But if it ever WAS such a place, it surely is not any more.  When I look at the nation today, I don’t see us even pretending to be good anymore.  For clarity, I’m not talking about individuals, I’m talking about the nation as a whole – who and how we are as a group.  Our once-great nation has been taught to revel in the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride.

So, what if some country gets involved with us and doesn’t realize we’ve dropped the pretense?  What if, because of our old reputation and their outdated fantasies, they find themselves on an unfamiliar sofa, thinking they’re pursuing a dream come true?  Those countries need a warning.  Of course, they get to make whatever choice they deem appropriate but they should KNOW, up front, that getting involved with the US  involves a risk moving forward that will very likely affect them adversely for the rest of their existence…

For that reason, I’ve come to the conclusion that we should just do away with these dog-and-pony show “election” cycles.  Let’s just leave things alone.  We’ve managed, accidentally, to find the perfect warning to the world.  Why would we mess that up?  Houston, the Eagle has expired.  We have a NEW symbol to represent us.  It’s fat.  It’s orange.  It’s stupid.  It’s racist.  It’s lazy.  It’s arrogant and egotistical.  It’s downright narcissistic.  And it is us.

Donald J. Trump is the very personification of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride – the perfect reflection of who we the people truly are, the perfect symbol of the New United States.  Forget the past.  Forget the stories.  Forget the fantasies.  Disregard the sanitized history.  All that matters is the situation as it actually is today.  Donald J. Trump IS the genital warts of the United States…and you have been warned…

Misinformation…

We’ve recently seen yet another spate of mass shootings.  No, don’t bother checking the date.  It seems this statement will remain true no matter the date.  The mass shootings in question were perpetrated by nut ball white guys.  They were shooting into unsuspecting, unarmed crowds.  In response, the protect-the-white-guy advocates posted this photo:mass shooters 2019 as of august

The photo shows everyone involved in a “mass shooting” in 2019 (so far).  The idea is to “prove” that most mass shootings are committed by people of color.  For the record, according to Snopes, the depiction is fairly accurate, depending upon how one defines a mass shooting.

MOST of these guys were involved in some kind of gang war or other crime.  Those types of “mass shootings” are specifically excluded from the FBI’s list of mass shooters because the shootings usually have some specific driving force other than domestic terrorism.

What this photo DOES make abundantly clear is that gun violence is FAR worse in the United States than most people realize – and most people already think it’s far too bad.  I don’t know if it’s a good idea to highlight just how out of control this country is with guns just to try to prove it’s not only white people…

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Many of my conservative brethren are really funny people.  I was reminded of this recently when that scumbag Epstein killed himself in prison.  My conservative friends started marking themselves “safe from being suicided by the Clintons.”  To me, that’s just funny.  You have to take into account that particular conspiracy theory – the one in which the Clintons kill anyone and everyone who crosses their path – a theory that clearly explains the unexpected passing of both Kenneth Starr and Monica Lewinsky.  Wait, what?  Still alive, eh?  Hmm, kind of a crap theory, then, eh?

Anyway, if you DO believe the drivel, that’s funny.  But it reminds me that the conservatives in this country don’t deal in facts or reality.  True, there are records of Bill Clinton traveling on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” airplane.  But there are videos of Donnie Dumbass actually partying with Epstein and a gaggle of young (perhaps, legally, too young) women AND Donnie on record acknowledging Epstein’s penchant for younger women.  It wouldn’t surprise me for a minute to find Epstein has – well, had – incriminating evidence against either of those “fine” gentlemen.

It was widely reported that Epstein had DVDs labeled [this person] + [this girl].  We were NOT treated to the identities of those names but Epstein had no visible means of support and had millions of dollars.  Blackmail seems a plausible explanation.  I expect the age of the girls in question will serve as the excuse to not release the details of the DVDs but I think someone with a lot of power and money is using it to make an “unpleasant episode” go away.  It should be noted at this point that, technically, it’s Donnie Dumbass who has ultimate responsibility for the safety of Epstein while in a Federal jail.

I’ll tell you this: I, for one, will be interested to see if Epstein’s untimely demise ALSO manages to keep the details of those DVDs out of the public eye…

Dots Connected…

I’ve got two bits of possibly unrelated information I’m going to put side-by-side, here.  They may or may not belong together but if I didn’t think they belonged together I wouldn’t spend all this time writing about it.  So, one: I noticed a little while ago that many of my conservative friends had disappeared from my social media.  There was some talk about looking for conservative sites that wouldn’t filter the bullshit they prefer to consume.  They found some that worked for them, apparently, and off they toddled.

The…um…quiet that resulted on Facebook was notable.  Turns out, it was dangerous, too.  As they congregated in their little conservative enclaves, the sites turned into feedback loops that reinforced their false and faulty narrative of victimization…

Two: as we know, Donnie Dumbass regularly says things – out loud and on camera – that are blatantly false and have no basis in reality.  Thinking people are often heard asking, “Doesn’t he know there are cameras and recording devices?  Doesn’t he KNOW those things he’s saying are provably false?”  He knows.  Those little fraudulent tidbits are for his “base.”  They get edited and delivered into the conservative bubble.  The self-isolated, trapped-in-the-bubble conservatives think they’re getting news.  Then, they think they need to act on that “news.”

As a campaign tactic – and, obviously, because he’s a bigoted shit-stain – Trump has been hitting the race card heavily, recently.  He’s telling the “low information voters” that the reason their efforts continually result in less and less return is NOT because of the very rich, very white corporations that exploit every breath they take in the name of profit.  Instead the “problem” is people of color, specifically, immigrants living in the lap of luxury at the expense of the hard-working and oppressed white man.

This false message is fed into and amplified by the lying, conservative, self-reinforcing feedback loop generally referred to as the conservative bubble.  The result?
–  July 28, 2019: Conservative white supremacist shoots at people of color at the Gilroy garlic festival, killing 3.
–  August 3, 2019: Conservative white supremacist shoots at people of color in an El Paso, Texas Wal-Mart, killing 20.
–  August 4, 2019 (Less than 24 hrs after the El Paso shooting): Conservative white supremacist shoots at people of color in Dayton, Ohio, killing at least 9.

Gun rights advocates will defend the shooter’s right to own the guns used in their private little race wars.  Bigots will pretend the shooter’s motives are unknowable – could have been anything.  Tea-bagging conservatives will pretend the shooters were probably not even tea-bagging conservatives.  Trump will distance himself from the shooters and offer “thoughts and prayers BUT…”

There’s a book out there called ‘The Turner Diaries.’  It has been called “The Bible of the Racist Right” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  It’s a novel.  The story is about the glorious cleansing of the world – “freeing” the planet of all people who are NOT white – along with any whites who “betrayed” the white race by NOT being bigots.

It’s just my opinion, of course, but I suspect someone read ‘The Turner Diaries’ to Donnie Dumbass and he, likely, thought it was a good read.  I suspect that ALL of these race-based, conservative acts of domestic terrorism can be traced back to that one, stupid book, with further inspiration provided by Trump’s rhetoric.  Oh, the glorious white dream, devoutly to be wished.

I’ll tell you this: these are the dumbest people on the planet.  The idea that they could ever take over the world and eliminate all people of color is ludicrous – but it seems they’re intent on trying, anyway…