So… over the weekend THIS HAPPENED
WTF is wrong with people? You’re going to go shoot up a place full of kids? Okay, I know. More than kids play Pokemon, but c’mon; don’t split hairs here. The world is becoming a scarier place by the day, and though I’m not condoning going in to anywhere to shoot up a bunch of people just trying to enjoy a day off from their regularly bleak existence; why target regular folk to begin with?! FUCK YOU GUY! If you’re going to shoot someone in the face make it somehow worth while or something. There are plenty of corrupt assholes in positions of power that we probably need fewer of.
AGAIN. I’m not condoning such action at all. I’m saying, for the lower/lower-middle class, going to the movies or taking your kid the Pokemon championship is a big deal, it’s a day off where ya don’t have to worry about your shitty job and you don’t have to see horrible news on tv. Don’t go out of your way to make those folks the news that day. I don’t get it. I really don’t. There’s way more important shit and way bigger causes to take up.
On another note.
I won’t apologize for the stereotyping of Yu-Gi-Oh players. Those championships may as well all be held in juvenile hall. I don’t miss those days of working in comic shops. It’s the kids card game version of a gang-owned chop shop. No thank you Blue Eyes White Dragon. No Thank You.
I woke up this morning to headlines of a news reporter and camera-man being shot and killed, the interviewee shot and in surgery and yet we still don’t have stronger gun laws and restrictions in America. I don’t get it. The country can get up into arms over the homosexual community finally having one of what should have been a basic right, and yet WHERE IS THE FUCKING MASS OUTRAGE OVER THESE SHOOTINGS?! And again, wtf?! A planned shooting was thwarted this weekend so someone else though, “Guess I’d better step up to the plate?” This also grows to due an even darker problem that lives in the mush brains of America: We’re becoming desensitized to public shootings. And it’s not the fault of video games or movies or shows. The problems stem from a lack of accountability, justice, and punishment. That coupled with blind faith in times of despair means the watered-down masses can take solace knowing these victims have gone to a better place. Well here’s a the shocking truth, they haven’t gone to a better place, and by responding with that, you’ve now made there pointless death also meaningless. If public shootings strengthen your faith in “god” rather than shake it up, you’re moron. Instead of candle light vigils, let’s start larger petitions and protests at your local municipal buildings to start making serious changes to guns laws in this country. And if you utter the words “Just watch what happens if you try to take my guns” you’re part of the problem and not the solution.
My biggest fear right now is that we as a country we have Rabies. We’re foaming at the mouth. We biting, clamping down hard to kill or spread the infection. And we’re quickly getting to an untreatable point. Lack of treatment to these issues early on now means we’re too dangerous for our good. Rather than compromise on your gun rights when it could have mattered. You’ll probably soon have no rights what so ever. You’re being put down America, we didn’t treat the disease soon enough.
My second biggest fear is that I’ve not yet heard of a mass shooting at a comic convention, and I hope I’m never at the one we eventually hear about.
My head hurts thinking about it. But, then again, it probably should.