hose angry loner white boys with guns, this time in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have again erupted on the body politic.
And those with eyes to see are reminded that the American culture is ill.
But what of the mass shootings in Chicago, the 55 people shot over the weekend, with seven hit near a park and then eight more not far away?
You might think these are “mass shootings” too, but, in political/media terms, they’re not treated as such. The victims, and in all likelihood the shooters, are black. And Democratic politicians find no political advantage in weaponizing the victims of everyday street violence in a Democratic town. So Chicago’s dead are stepped over by national media and national Democrats on the way to 2020.
Republicans want the focus moved from President Donald Trump and his idiotic, often incendiary tweets to the violence in Baltimore and Chicago. Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted, somewhat desperately, “we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day.”
Nice try, but she failed, and she was immediately condemned. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, under pressure to do something, anything, about the slaughter, must be thankful that the Trumps give her cover and a target for sarcasm. Lightfoot dismissed Ivanka Trump’s tweets as “nonsense.”
Babies shot in Chicago? Poor people terrorized daily? Cops and paramedics pushed to the breaking point?
They’re largely forgotten. In political terms it’s all about those white boys with their guns.
Democrats wrap them around Trump’s neck, focusing on a key voter block, suburban white women with those “Hate Has No Home Here” signs. For two years, the left and media have shrieked unproven allegations about Trump and collusion with Russia. Now that has faded, Democrats adeptly find themselves on comfortable, familiar ground: race.
The white boys are indeed domestic terrorists, some white supremacists, like the one charged with slaughtering innocents in El Paso, hating on Latin immigrants, legal and illegal, echoing Trump’s use of the word “invasion,” and writing a bizarre manifesto. “I figured that an under-prepared attack and a meh manifesto is better than attack and no manifesto,” it read.
And while politicians of both parties argue endlessly about how many devils can fit on the edge of a knife, America knows there are more of them out there, waiting to pop.
Years ago, before Trump was elected president, there were white boys with guns too, slaughtering innocents. And those of us who made the culture argument back then, rather than advocate ripping the Second Amendment out of the Bill of Rights, were denounced, predictably, as know-nothing conservatives.
There had already been tens of millions of legal abortions serving as grim building blocks of an American death cult. And there were increasingly violent video games that fed the isolation, growing nihilism and misogyny in those sad, angry, mentally disturbed boys who nonetheless pass their background checks, buy their guns and make the news.
Now? They are lost in public schools that teach them about their toxic masculinity, they are loners, they are armed, in a culture that turns its face away from God.
But Trump is president now, and his constantly belligerent rhetoric, used to wage war against the corrupt status quo, has given the left great license to conflate complicated issues. They see opportunity and power to be had, and before the victims from El Paso and Dayton were buried, the dead were weaponized.
This is some funny sh!t
TDS Dime store numerology allowed on national news.
If this crap spewed out on the TV doesnt make you unplug the damn thing what will? They light fires and scream about them, caught in the lies about the president has caused a terrible mental state for them.
They are desperate to destroy the 2nd amendment.
Everyone knows its for Hulk Hogan, Heada Hopper or Herbert Hoover the 31st POTUS
The 30 American cities with the highest murder rates (number of murders per 1,000 persons) for 2017, the most recent year for which all statistics are available:
Neighborhood Scout’s Top 30 Murder Capitals of America – 2019
Chicago didn’t even make the top 30 list.
@Greg: Chicago is used as an example because they just cant think of another gun law to pass, none have worked. 2 mass shootings not even touched on by cable television.
What else do these cities named have in common?
I can tell you as a former resident of St.Louis Mo., E. St.Louis Il is a postcard of urban blight. Most of the River area both sides is.
The educational system so good, one gal where I worked thought the Arch was a gift from France.