*No Guns Were Used in the Writing of This Blog*
Today, I’m not going to write the typical smart-ass column where I put a comical slant on some news article I read. Nope, today, it’s the real deal. I’m so disturbed about what I just read that I have to get this out or it’ll eat away at me.
Some crazed gun rights fanatics have taken to bringing their guns to protest rallies where the President of the United States is speaking. I’m referring to the latest incident where some idiot decided it was ok to bring a fully loaded assault rifle to one such event in Phoenix, AZ where President Obama was addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention.
I cannot fathom this type of blatant ignorance. I’m honestly trying to understand where these people are coming from, but can’t. Is it just a select few who are cocked and ready to shoot? Or is it a bigger problem? And why are we, as a supposedly civilized society, allowing these whack jobs to exercise their right to bear arms in such an irresponsible way?
I do believe a lot of this has to do with the hate mongers on television and radio who are inciting people with half a brain to go out and assert their “white” rights. I’ll name them by name: Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, G. Gordon Liddy, and Sean Hannity, not to mention the people on local AM radio stations in racist southern states. It’s getting ugly folks. I am afraid that the ugliness in some Americans is starting to show its face in extremes we’ve not seen since the race riots in decades past. And it would not surprise me if Dick Cheney and Karl Rove are behind some of this as well. You cannot get any whiter than those boys.
I only hope that good will trump evil and intelligence will overcome ignorance, but from what I saw in today’s news, it’s not looking too promising and that scares the hell out of me. The Christians today talk about the end times and to me, the end times are signaled by exactly this type of behavior. I only hope that enough people have enough sense to do what they can to try and counteract this insane behavior before many people needlessly get hurt.