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Obama cried because the Connecticut schoolchildren were not Pakistani. Is that statement untrue?

Lucky to be an American BabySo, no, the twenty schoolchildren killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut were not Pakistani. That’s apparently what everyone is so upset about. I’m rather embarrassed how distraught Americans are about the Connecticut school shooting, considering equivalent child-massacres happen daily in Pakistan, victims of US drones, to no public outcry. In Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and all the far reaches of our multinational corporate empire, child killing is public policy, far from being a subject of public anguish.

Now I’m besieged with invitations to join local and statewide protests to “end gun violence.” I say YES, so long as I can ALSO commemorate the thousands of children killed by US drones and US troops. “Don’t politicize this tragedy” is the indignant objection. Classic.

Might there be a value to hopping aboard this bandwagon opportunity to call for gun control and mental-healthcare reform? Maybe by showing solidarity with this profound revulsion to our cultural violence, a social justice movement can broaden a reciprocal sense of solidarity for the larger pool of its victims? I doubt it. Showing antiwar support for veterans of war, for example, hasn’t yet tempered anyone’s senseless enthusiasm for militarism or blind patriotism, or I’ve yet to see it.

A disclaimer: my apparent insensitive is helped by the fact that I don’t watch television. I’m guessing the media are really cooking this tragedy to an unrelenting boil. Probably my lack of exposure has rendered me unfathomably incapable of addressing the subject with sufficient tact. I’ve no idea the orchestrated catharsis indulged upon the viewers over dead American children. My profound condolences to the parents, but curses upon the media for exploiting the event to condemn lone crazies and not to curb the culture of violence which breeds them.

Frank Lloyd Wright said television was chewing gum for the eyes. Turn it off. You’ll quickly see what an emotional maelstrom they’ve made of the Sandy Hook shootings. Imagine if they created that kind of drama about war’s atrocity. We’d have viewers clamoring to end war. This might give you some idea about why the ongoing Sandy Hook fallout leaves such a bad taste.

My advice to nearly all Americans parents upset about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: get a hold of yourselves. These weren’t your children. Your schools and schoolchildren are many leagues out of harm’s way. Connecticut may as well be Pakistan for all you care.

“Bring your gun to school” day kills 12 kids in Brazil… 7 shoppers in Netherlands…

Yeah, the ones who keep saying that MORE guns will deter such crimes, they’re on it already. Babbling their retarded shit about how a whole bunch of trigger-happy goons firing into crowds will somehow not get even more accidental victims killed or maimed.
The God-Damn Army has rules about that, they’ve got billions of Man-hours of experience, collectively, in how to handle firearms. The NRA has its members sign a paper when they’re granting you membership and taking your first months dues, swearing on your still breathing grandma’s grave that you’ll handle the firearms according to what are essentially Army regulations for safety. Don’t carry a gun loaded. Period. Unless you’re anticipating using it. In the Army they don’t let the soldiers have ammunition in their quarters. The exception being in a “free fire zone” where anybody who is not Us is Them and are probable combatants.
Keep your firearm secured.
Locked in a freaking cabinet. In the Army and other services, it’s called an Armory and they issue you your rifle and ammunition for the firing range or if you’re about to enter a Free-Fire Zone.
In Basic Training in the Army and Marines, you’re to carry a rifle at all times, but you know what condition? UNLOADED.
Carrying a loaded weapon on base, if not on sentry duty, like the MPs and SPs, is a Court Martial offense. And with good reason.
Even WITH such strict training and monitoring and enforcement they still have plenty of accidental and intentional shooting victims.
That bullshit with carrying a Big, Macho Machine Gun in a gun rack in the back of your Big, Macho Pickup Truck cab, with the thin, fragile window between your loaded firearm and any thief who wants to take your loaded firearm while you’re in paying for your gas or eating breakfast? Dead Stinkin’.
If you have an NRA sticker on your truck, like you probably do, that means you LIED to the NRA when you applied for membership. Probably didn’t take their recommended Safety Course either.
Not that they give a shit, they make plenty of bread collecting dues from Wannabee Rambo types and the more stupid people join, the more money they get.
So early this morning our time, 8 hour time zone difference, a jackass with a Machine-gun walked into a mall in a quiet Dutch suburb and gunned down 22 people, 7 of them died.

Earlier this week a nother Jackass did the same thing to an elementary school in Brazil. As usual when a Right Wing Fanatic goes on a shooting spree, the shooter aimed for the kids first.
Why do Right Wing Gun Freaks hate kids?

I bet every TeaTard and Republican is now rejoicing that 12 kids got snuffed there. I mean, hell, it’s Brazil, right? The kids would be those “subhuman” mulatto or Indian children. I bet the Racist Freaks in the Tea Party are happier than a hog in shit that some more UnterMenschen got snuffed.
And the ones at the mall in the Netherlands, probably Liberals, I mean, they weren’t driving Four Wheel Drive Gas Guzzling Replacement Penises or packing their own guns, right? Liberal pussies like that wouldn’t deserve to live. Sarah Palin is probably getting drunk on the Altar Wine celebrating right now. Did I piss you stupid sons-of-bitches babykillers off? God-Damn GOOD!