The Other Gun Violence: Because Stupid is the new black.
A shooting is happening right now at Vassar College. It is the fourth the campus has seen in the past six years. Over 115 have already been killed, their blood spilled on the college fields. Yet, it’s unlikely you’ve heard anything about it. The national media remains silent; not even the local news has covered the grieving families or lost friends. No candlelight vigils, no memorials, no communal mourning, as the victims remain unidentified and seemingly forgotten…
…In the brewing national discussion on gun violence, the most numerous victims–animals–are left out of the conversation. For every human life taken by a gun, hundreds, if not thousands, of nonhuman lives have also been taken. Yet for these victims, gun control advocates not only erase their deaths, but also actively promote and protect the killings. We fail to label the unnecessary killing of animals as gun violence, and instead we euphemize and romanticize it as “sportsmanship.”
This is what happens when ignorant privileged kids have access to keyboards and a website. What makes me laugh even harder is the fact that they believe themselves to be attuned with nature…without stepping into the wilderness themselves. You can bet that the authors cannot differentiate between a wolf track and an ATV track and that at the presence of scat, they would swear somebody dropped a Tootsie roll or a Snickers bar. Then again what can you expect from people whose food struggle is to make sure that the chunk of organically-produced tofu bought at Whole Foods is not past its expiration date.
January 21, 2017
January 21, 2017