Tagged: mass shootings

More Sad People! Hooray for Mass Shootings!

Here we go again. Don’t waste my time, please, reacting with discomfort, outrage, or even skepticism to the wording or tone of this post’s title. Below, for your delectation, is the featured item on today’s Yahoo News homepage, in the hours immediately following the latest mass shooting in Texas. Oh, and in case you like to check alternative sources, here’s the lead story...

Conservatives Against Moral Education

On the day of the recent mass shooting in Dayton Ohio, tired of beating my head against the wall of thinly-veiled bloodlust that protects contemporary man’s fascination with treating the ugliest local crimes as though they were major world news, I decided to address the matter somewhat antithetically, in verse. One stanza of my little ode to mock compassion was a simple prediction,...

Might this be your limit, Trumpsters? (Rhetorical Question)

Over the weekend in America, two insignificant nobodies imagined they could make their lives meaningful by shooting dozens of strangers and claiming, to aggrandize their emptiness, that their aimless spiritual suicide was some sort of quasi-political statement. In carrying out their self-damnation, the two insignificant nobodies used guns, much like the ones owned by millions of law-abiding citizens who, in accordance with the...

The Titillation Continues

Pleasure enlivens the desire for more pleasure, filling the soul with an insatiable craving for perpetual repetition, a relentless rhythm of titillation and release as inescapably compulsive as an ever-quickening circle dance.  Yesterday it was El Paso, Texas: X number dead, the more the better, for the greater the number, the more justifiable our obsessive staring, and the greater our access to round-the-clock...

People Die, People Cry — That’s Entertainment!

Saturday morning in old El Paso¬†(where it’s likely that you’ve never been),between what they call “Cielo Vista Mall”and some Walmart that you’ve never seen, Some worthless young man that you’d never know,killed some folks who were no one to you;But distant sad news fills the idling mind,With so many fun things to do! “Guns are the villain,” shout those on the left,“Don’t blame...

Oh Boy! More Crying Strangers! Children Too!

Hardly a day goes by now without my being subjected to online news stories featuring oversized pictures of people I do not know wailing hysterically, mournfully, helplessly about some “tragedy” or other. Today it’s a school shooting in Colorado (and the picture this time is of a small boy — no child exploitation there!); a couple of days ago it was something else....