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As I’m writing this, there is an active shooter situation at a university in Colorado—a situation that doesn’t even warrant the largest headline on a major news outlet. The fact that Nor’Easters happen less frequently than school shootings and are therefore the bigger news story … I mean, I just don’t even know how to write about this shit anymore.

Posted to Social at 11:05 on 2 March 2018

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The Echoes of Inaction

This is disgusting. Not that Marco Rubio finally got put in the hot seat, but that it took a nation of adults watching children slaughter each other—in classrooms, for twenty years—before they then … sat around Tweeting while they let the children also ask the question, “Why is this happening?” to an elected official.

It’s fucking dystopic that paid, professional reporters would propagate a system that allows these shills and empty shirts sitting in Congress and the White House avoid tough questions regarding the influence of lobbyists and the responsibilities of a democratic government.

I get a lot of people telling me I bitch too much about capitalism, but find any reason in the world why so-called responsible adults will let children shoot each other in the back walking out of class that isn’t tied to who gets paid at the end of the day. The ruling class will not care about school shootings unless one happens at some private prep academy where a kid with an inherited future in the C-suite of a Forutne 500 company dies.

This fucking country.

Posted to Social at 08:59 on 22 February 2018

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Ad Nauseam

It’s pretty fucking sickening we live in a time and place where reading that fifteen high school students are dead in a random, gun-related attack feels repetitive.

In case you don’t click on the link: it is February 14, 2018. We are 45 days in to the year and this is the eighth shooting at a school in America.

Posted to Social at 15:06 on 14 February 2018

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All This Talk About Guns


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Here’s a crop of the front page of The New York Times. Take notice of the first item in the Times’ news feed: one dead in a shooting at a high school in Kentucky.

A teenager takes a gun in to a school with at least one death and this sort of occurrence has become so common that it’s a news feed item. That it doesn’t get the same front-page graph as a Senate vote on who-gives-a-fuck-the-world-is-ending-because-of-you-idiots.

Growing up in the ’90s, I didn’t have to spend time in school with lockdown procedures. I would hear of them, though—from the Cold War or World War II. Which, at least the students feel like their government would try and prevent something like a school getting bombed.

Now we have students being trained in case their peers walk around with an AR-15 one day. And there are about eight things the government could be doing to help this situation, but they just don’t. I think that even the most aware Americans are far, far down this tragic and absurd rabbit hole, and history will not be kind to this particular aspect of our society.

Posted to Social at 09:41 on 23 January 2018

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