Who destroys innocent human life just to get attention? A madman. Whether he uses a gun or an automobile or poison this is a creature devoid of human feeling. And imagine targeting specifically young children. Now we have a human monster. Someone who is intent on horrifying his audience to the greatest degree.
What does it say about our society that we have platoons of these maniacs? One time it’s a heartless creep who mows down a crowd of children and their families at a Christmas parade. Then it’s a racist opening up on a train full of commuters. Last week it’s another racist shooting up a store. And yesterday an eighteen-year-old psychopath shoots his grandmother and goes on to a grade school and kills everyone in sight.
The fact that one of them was white, two black and one Latino is only important in the case of the white man because that allows him to be guilty of the additional crime of white supremacy. And the black man in the car must be completely ignored because he didn’t use a gun and is black. But the three gun-wielders all can be used as fodder for the gun control lobby that relishes these stories like nothing else. And that is why the man who mowed down a crowd with his car must be ignored.
Because if we think about other weapons like a car or a kitchen knife or a couple of grams of fentanyl, we realize that mass murder is within the reach of any maniac who decides he wants to get famous by murdering innocent people. After all a nurse has the opportunity to kill thousands of people if she is careful to avoid an obvious pattern to her work. A worker at a food or pharmaceutical plant can easily adulterate products that people will ingest.
It’s simply that guns are a political target that the Left seeks to take away from free people to render them subject to their supposed public servants. I’ve seen how this story works with the weak minded. They immediately cave to the appeal to their soft nature, “Think of the children.” Well, what about the maniac at the wheel of a car? Shouldn’t we by the same logic eliminate the automobile? And how about chain saws? I’m sure someone has killed his neighbor with one of those.
But it’s the same old argument. We’ll hear this ad infinitum for the next few weeks. Hopefully the Supreme Court won’t be swayed when they make their decision on New York City’s restrictive gun law that’s on the docket.
But for me the real question is a different one. It’s not about the weapon. My question is about the killers. Are they getting worse? And are they getting more common? Fifty years ago, more or less, an insane man took a rifle into a tower on a college campus and started shooting people at random until he was stopped by a policeman’s bullet.
That killing spree horrified the nation. But it wasn’t followed by another one a week later and then another one a week after that. I could be wrong about this but it seems like the mental health of this country is sliding. The people who commit these mass murders are the worst cases. They must be the people who have the lowest reserves of sanity to draw on. But for every one of these there must be a million cases of road rage or some other antisocial outburst.
This is the result of living in the pressure cooker that the Left has ushered in with their George Floyd color revolution. Deteriorating financial conditions, lawlessness on the streets, alienation by the people in charge; it’s a perfect storm of mental stress that is cracking more and more of the weakest minds. But think of how disconnected from his human feelings an eighteen-year-old must be to go into a classroom of second graders or fourth graders and start shooting them point blank. I can’t do it. I can’t imagine that anyone with a shred of humanity could do such a thing.
So, the world is dehumanizing the weakest people among us. That is a warning signal. We’ve gotten rid of God. We’ve abandoned reality. We no longer protect our children from harmful people and their warped ideas. Life in Joe Biden’s America is becoming something like living in an insane asylum. Maybe people will vote to change that.