Nine dead inside a black church in Charleston, SC when a white twenty-something walked in and opened fire in what even a South Carolina police spokesman is calling a “hate crime.” You know the racism has to flow pretty thick before it comes to that.
Anyway. Who cares?
It’s obvious that we (the US) do not care. Not about this, not about Sandy Hook, not about Aurora or Virginia Tech or Columbine. We do not give a rat’s ass about any of it. Mass shootings are just the price we pay so that insecure males for whom TruckNutz are not enough can carry around the only way to kill dozens of people before being stopped. Not even a Vorpal Sword could be so efficient.
After every single one of these slaughters, of course, some silly soft-headed agitators will start making their pinko noises about gun control. The President will make a speech with his sad face on. Legislators will swing into action and then there will be a big flurry of… exactly nothing.
No reason to think this is any different. Nothing to see here.
|image from Daily Kos|
UPDATE: In my NY Times Headline email today… unrelated to the story about the Charleston shooting… this: