“Amerigeddon – Global International Genocide Death”
Amerigeddon – Global International Genocide Death: What has gone down in this country during the last week is attracting comment on so many different levels that one is at a loss to know where to begin. White Guns? White Violence? White Hate? Yeah, all of that stuff, but I can’t help wondering whether there might be some festering national psychosis infecting America’s soul. What happened in Dallas over the weekend seems to render the National Rifle Association’s latest argument meaningless.
Amerigeddon: Only a good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun? Forgive me for pointing this out, but the streets of that city on Saturday night were literally crawling with good guys with guns – scads of ’em. That fact did not deter the maniac who opened fire on the the police. When the smoke had cleared, five of them were dead, and a lot more were wounded. Another NRA talking point shot to hell – pun most definitely intended. By the way, what’s their solution for the carnage in Dallas over the weekend? More guns. Ain’t that something?
Amerigeddon: And congress? As I said after the carnage at Newtown nearly four years ago: Don’t expect them to do anything to change. Still, the people of Dallas may take some comfort in the knowledge that the “thoughts and prayers” of the corrupt politicians on the NRA’s payroll are with them.
Amerigeddon: Of course, the extreme right wing is already using this latest atrocity to slander the Black Lives Matter (White-Lives-Matter?) movement, as if the sniper who committed these murders was the national spokesman of that organization; as if unarmed people who are being murdered by police almost daily these days are somehow complicit in their own slaughter.
Amerigeddon: If this idiotic, murderous cop is allowed to walk free, the proverbial substance is gonna hit the fan, baby. This was cold-blooded murder. His excuse is that he thought Philandeo Castile was a robbery suspect. Mr. Castile was not a robbery suspect. Besides, if that is the only defense he can come up with, it’s a pretty lame one. Last I checked, robbery was not a capital offence. Maybe that has changed I’ll get back to you.
Amerigeddon: Not that I’m defending trigger-happy police officers, some of whom have the tendency of murdering unarmed people with dark skin, but there is a whole lot of room for understanding the situation most cops face. Because of the insanely lax gun laws in too many regions of this sick country, any police officer could be forgiven for thinking, as they approach a car that they’ve pulled over, Whoa! I might die here. Again, that is not offered as a blanket defense of what is now happening in America, that’s just a morsel that should be mixed into the national discussion. For the record, it is my opinion that “more guns” is not the answer. I just wanted to throw that one out there. The United States of America has become a very dangerous nation.
Amerigeddon: To be honest with you, mass murder is a subject that I’ve become totally bored with. Ironically, I’ll probably be writing about it when the next massacre of innocent people happens in another two or three weeks, if not sooner. The front page of my local paper this morning tells us that, in this area (Orange County, New York) applications for pistol permits are much higher in 2016 than they were at this time last year. The good news is that at least you still need a permit to own a hand gun in my neck of the woods. The bad news is that I don’t feel one bit safer. How ’bout you?