There are going to be a lot more of these mass shootings in the coming months and years and it has become abundantly clear that nobody in government or in the media gives a shit about trying to fix the problem.
I have been following social media and the news today and it has been nothing but a raging dumpster fire.
CNN correspondent and piece of human garbage Chris Cuomo spent his hour-long show in El Paso going on and on about Trump’s rhetoric and white supremacism.
The El Paso shooter’s manifesto was filled with white supremacist garbage so CNN decided to use it to attack Trump. Their desire to ignore the Dayton shooter was glaringly obvious.
Online, the situation was worse.
By and large, those people associated with the political Left used the El Paso shooter as a proxy for all white men or Republicans or Trump supporters.
The Social Justice Activists and Feminists were out in force with “white men are the real terrorists.”
The fucking awful New York Daily News ran this truly despicable headline:
The point isn’t to try and stop these shootings, the point is to make white people feel the same way that Muslims did after 9/11 and Fort Hood.
Then there were those on the Right who responded to all of this with “but what about the Daytona shooter, he was a Lefty.”
Nobody, virtually nobody online or on TV had any interest in doing anything remotely fucking constructive. Instead, the whole point was to just dig at the other side.
As long as the focus is on “how can this shooting get me air time to attack my political opponents” than nothing will get done to prevent the next one.
Let me clue you in on something. It doesn’t matter one iota that the El Paso shooter was a white supremacist or the Dayton shooter was a Lefty. Their violence came from exactly the same place.
White supremacism isn’t a cause, it is a symptom.
It is a cult that attracts losers who are miserable. They are unemployed or work shit dead-end jobs. They have money troubles. They have girl problems. They suck. So they latch onto an ideology that allows them to blame others for their problems.
The Dayton shooter was, fundamentally, no different. He wasn’t a white supremacist. He had a rape list of all the girls that rejected him that he wanted to have sex with. That’s solid evidence that he was an incel, or at least was heading in that direction.
It’s the same fucking thing. White supremacists blame their miserly on race. Incels blame it on women and hookup culture. Both are cults of losers who are lonely and miserable and don’t have the introspection to fix themselves.
They lash out with violence because hate is all they have left in them from their cult of misery.
So if we wanted to actually fucking do something, we should investigate why so many young men are so miserable. Why their lives are not progressing in a positive way. And why they are drawn into a destructive online cult of hate.
But that requires that people do real work, and nobody in DC or TV or Twitter apparently has any time for real work. The outrage machine feeds clicks and likes and air time for ad revenue, and speaking fees and contributions. There is money to be made taking digs at the other side.
So what we get is “your side is full of white supremacists who are the real threat to America and now it’s time that white men are made to suffer.”
“No, it’s your side because this guy was a Bernie/Warren fan.”
“It’s the NRA’s fault. The gun makers have blood on their hands.”
All that is going to happen is that more young men are going to fall down the rabbit hole of internet hate groups and more of them are going to kill people.
And the powers that be are going to respond with more political finger-pointing, and using every shooting as nothing but an excuse to push their agenda and dig at their opponents.
The problem will not be fixed. Our leaders can’t prioritize anything over scoring political points.
So another shooting will happen and once again I’m going to have to worry about politicians attacking gun rights or video games or something else irrelevant to the actual cause of these shootings.
Nobody important gives enough of a shit to do anything meaningful so this will keep happening.