Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Redefining America: One Mass Shooting at a Time

                                         Good Day World!

It's painful watching racism rend our country apart.

Every generation has had to deal with the ever-evolving influx of immigrants from all over the world. While we are a nation of immigrants we act like each new tide is unworthy to truly join our ranks as American citizens.

Treating immigrants poorly is one side of the American coin, while the other welcomes them with open arms. This paradox has persisted throughout our history.

We live in a time when our president is the great divider, instead of the great uniter. He's also a racist. 

There's been a mass shooting event every day this year, plus some days with multiple shootings like in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio last week.

Racists feel empowered under Trump. FBI crime statistics bear this out since he slunk into the Oval Office. 

When you have a political party with a majority in the Senate that are beholden to the NRA (the top 10 senators who get the most donations from the NRA are Republicans), any kind of gun control legislation is dead upon arrival.

After every mass shooting Republicans talk about prayers and how the problem isn't guns... it's mentally ill people, lone wolves, or violent video games.

Democrats in Congress have passed some bipartisan common sense gun bills this year, but Moscow Mitch and his comrades don't even allow them to get to the senate floor.

After a particularly horrible slaughter of innocents the country rocks back and forth in grief and anger. 

What's happening is a redefinition of the word safe...in a society that has sunken into political chaos and is increasingly under assault from extremists in our midst.

Each mass shooting we become less safe. It's not going to be easy to turn the corner on this dark part of our history. It's going to take a real change in our government.

The Trump regime has managed to cripple our morals, ethics, and rule of law, and will be remembered for unleashing alt-right extremists into the mainstream.

Next year's elections are crucial. 

Either were sink further into the morass of history, much like Rome, or we rediscover who we are; a people who believe in life, liberty, and justice.

Meanwhile, we must stand up to lies and injustice at every turn. Until then, try and be safe.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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