“Right now, it’s just a mass shooting.”
Those are the words of ‘a federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity,’ quoted in The Washington Post. Just a mass shooting. Jeebus on a fucking cracker. Just another mass shooting.
Some jamoke strolls into a Sikh temple and opens fire. Six people dead. Seven, counting the shooter himself. And we’ve become so inured to this routine madness that federal officials can say “it’s just a mass shooting.” In other words, it’s nothing out of the ordinary; it’s not an extraordinary massacre — just your usual, normal, everyday sort of massacre.
And how is the right wing responding to this latest ‘just a mass shooting’? Some of them are assuming it’s a ploy by President Obama to create conditions that will help him get re-elected and take away their guns. Here are a few choice comments from freerepublic.com:
[T]he timing seems suspicious as well, given the upcoming elections and Democrats’ attempst to scale back conceal carry?
After Aurora is this the next asset being ‘activated’ by his handlers. The more BHO fears November the more of these events are going to occur and they will escalate in level of violence and number of casualties.
Sounds like Liberal black ops operation to influence the election
Adolph Hitler: socialist. Obama: socialist. And the parallels don’t stop there by any means. The parallels are eerily similar, except instead of Jews, it’s Christians that are now ok to persecute. I know in this case it wasn’t but that’s where the trend is going. I’m still wondering when 0bama’s Reichstag Fire moment will happen.
Wow the lefties are really shooting up the country right before the election. No doubt to prop up their Obama God as only he can save us from those evil right wingers.
So it’s either just another ordinary mass killing or it’s a liberal plot to disarm conservatives. Both viewpoints are sad and stupid. Stupid, stupid, and so terribly sad.
so your first instinct is to make it political by claiming others have made it political.
you must be dizzy from that type of circular thinking- jeebus fuckin christ, thats funny-
No, my first instinct is to weep that at a time when the nations of the world are engaging in a friendly global sports event, and on the day when humanity has managed to park a wheeled vehicle the size of a Volkswagon on the surface of Mars, there are people who for no apparent reason start murdering Sikhs. And that the first pathetic response of some paranoid people is to assume those murders are part of a conspiracy to seize their guns.
The fact that mass murder has become so commonplace that law enforcement officials feel the need to distinguish between ordinary mass murders and those with some political or religious motive is disheartening.