In response to a CNN reporter’s tweet:
I haven’t unpacked my suitcase from just covering the last mass shooting and there is already another one. What is happening in this country??
An erosion of the social fabric, collapse of the family, a cavalier rejection of historic wisdom and morality, social-media-induced isolation and puritanical outrage culture, a self-righteous greed-fueled exploitative media, mocking of God, and revisionist history.
And one of the followup comments raises a question:
Why does a single mass shooting in TX get national attention yet daily murders in Chicago get zero national press? My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this shooting and all shootings, death by drunk driver’s etc. But why just pick one incident for national coverage?
Because… um, er, shut-up. From the last mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: according to this twitter thread, there were multiple gunfire incidents yesterday. Eleven shot, 1 killed in Brooklyn. Six in Philly. Five in Baltimore. None seemed to trend on Twitter even once. Odd that. Wonder what was different from the Gilroy incident.
Update: Man, another mass shooting in Dayton. Within 12 hours. It occurs to me that the Cloward-Piven Strategy could also apply to gun control. Let’s try re-writing that comment from Wikipedia:
[...] that called for overloading the U.S. [criminal justice system] in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to [the confiscation of all weapons].
It looks like things are going just about as expected. It all looks kinda obvious when I think about it.
Update: Oh, of course, there’s always today in Chicago:
At Least 3 Killed, 37 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
Found from here, who asks:
In Chicago there are more people who end up wounded every weekend than there are wounded in most mass shootings. The media never talks about those victims. Why? It’s inconvenient to a gun ban stance. Most of them are carried out with illegal guns that you can’t make disappear.