Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Guns and Race in America
By Chuck Marshall
Since the murders of 9 innocent people in South Carolina I feel compelled to write on the topic. It also coincides with my previous blog in my twin blog, "Journal of an American Malcontent", which elaborated on the absurdity of the lady that "identifies herself as black". Her name escapes me., but she's a great example of how silly race issues can get.
The loss of lives is the biggest tragedy of the South Carolina mass killings., and I think 99.99% of all Americans are disgusted and saddened. I guess this must be the 10th mass killing in the last 5 years and it's getting tragically common. The tragedy of the South Carolina mass killings - the avoidable tragedy- is that the story itself turns into another opportunity for our political parties to start debating each other. Now should be a time to come together and establish some real solutions regarding mass killings; Gun Control, Mental Illness, Crime Control and ways to prevent things like this from coming up again. Our so-called leaders will no doubt get into another pissing match, pointing their fingers at each other and coming to absolutely NO solution but to continue arguing "unwinnable" arguments. There is no compromise in DC so nothing gets done. We are essentially a leader-less country with a group of political extremists that are out for the following things; themselves, their lobbyist buddies on K-Street (where the real money and power comes from), and of course their "team" the idiotic Republican and Democratic parties. Notice the glaring absence of the American people on that list.
There is one other culprit in all of this, the network news media. And I do mean the left-leaning networks especially (which are synonymous with the Democratic party). The networks show no restraint in taking this opportunity to draw their own conclusions with dim-witted comments funneling all of this into the fault of southern white people. Their narrative is that the confederate flag and the hate of southern white people is a never ending plague upon the black folk of the south. They also took the opportunity in several cases to blame Fox Network for "stirring the pot" of racism... . or words to that effect. The reality is the guy that killed those people is a lunatic and a psychopath- who is also a bigot. The problem is with the lunatic part., the bigotry is an ugly aspect of all societies in the world and comes from all races not just the white race.
They-the network media - see themselves as morally superior to the majority of the country. The reality is they are condescending, arrogant, self righteous egomaniacs and most of them are better suited to cover Hollywood and all it's superficial happenings., not a real story like this. This is the reason I stick to reasonably intelligent written media, newspapers and I encourage all my readers to pick up a paper or subscribe to an electronic version of your city's newspapers. The newspapers usually have thought behind their opinions.
I am as angered by these murders as anyone but I want solutions not rhetoric. Our leaders are bending over backwards to use this as another self-congratulatory oration of why they are so superior to the rest of the country and the other side. President Obama won everybody over by explaining that this never happens in any other civilized country besides the United States. Wow, comments like that will sure help things a lot. Once again, he has shown what an excellent "left leaning" college professor he would be but what a terrible leader he actually is.
In my humble opinion.