The left (including the mainstream media, academia, and Hollywood) has in a sense become an unfunny version of the Harlem Globetrotters. It attempts to control every aspect of the game (of life), no longer even caring if the audience knows the match is rigged. It looks at mainstream, Main Street Americans the way the Trotters looked at the Washington Generals. But instead of just pulling our pants down now and again, pointing and laughing, or tossing a bucket of confetti our way, it is now paving the way for the utter eradication of anyone or anything that dares to stand in the way of its unquenchable desire for authority and power.
The left immediately, reflexively blames “right-wing extremists, talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News,” or some combination thereof for nearly any tragedy, at least until it is thoroughly proven otherwise…which is almost always the case. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Oklahoma City bombing, the shooting of Gabby Giffords in 2011, school shootings, church fires, cross burnings, global warming/climate change, Lyme Disease, or cedar-apple rust. The fourth estate immediately claims that any non-leftist view that’s been recently expressed has created a “toxic” atmosphere that “laid the foundation” for violence, or pushed the unstable to lash out.
It is odd, then, in light of the unceasing, vitriolic attacks on President Trump and other Republicans over the course of the past year in social media, from “entertainers,” “professors,” and assorted other cranks, and the overwhelmingly negative coverage the Trump administration has received from the media, that these “anti-Trumpers” refuse to take any blame for the recent attack on Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia. This despite the fact that the shooter was an avid fan of left-wing media sites, outlets, and personalities such as rawstory.com, MSNBC, and Rachel Maddow, was a member of the Facebook group, “Terminate the Republican Party,” and had previously stated he was out to “destroy” Trump.
No, they used the tragedy to continue to promote their own agenda, as they always do: they blamed guns. (Well, Nancy Pelosi actually blamed Republicans and Fox News for getting Republicans shot, but that’s another story). To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “There they go again.” If it wasn’t for the two brave Capitol police officer’s guns, which disabled (and eventually killed) the fake news-addled shooter, this would have been a full-fledged massacre. Do we blame gas for the Holocaust, or the twisted ideology of the NAZIs? When someone commits a hit-and-run, do we blame the vehicle, or the driver? Only guns can protect an individual against those more powerful. It is firearms that put an end to most shootings and prevent many crimes.
That threatens the left’s world view and its hold on power.
That is why only guns are ludicrously held to account for the despicable actions of evil people.
The unyielding, monolithic ignorance permeating progressive’s assault on firearms did inadvertently provide a bit of dark humor on an otherwise somber day, however. The Democratic Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, in an interview with reporters after the shootings, twice stated that, “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”
Who says Democrats are out of touch?
Given that the “official” population of the United States was 326,356,220 as of Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, that would mean it would now only be 233,356,220 as I write this a day later. The hospitals and morgues would be really busy! It would mean that, by this coming Sunday, there wouldn’t be a man, woman or child left alive in the U.S., whose population would be zero. This might make ISIS, Kim Jong un, and various other bloodthirsty groups and dictators happy, but all those horrid guns would be left behind!
There just wouldn’t be anyone left to fire them.