guns and silence #NRA #Aaron Alexis
To be sure, the person responsible for killing seven people and wounding many more was Aaron Alexis, a 34 year old Navy contractor. There are certainly many questions to be asked regarding how a man who reported hearing voices in his head was able to buy weapons and have a security clearance to be on the base. Of course, there are people who are going to be asking the wrong question entirely, but that’s nothing new, as are the people who want to talk about anything other than guns. Then of course, there are the people who are hearing voices in their heads who are treated like insightful voices of reason. When we ask why a man who told police he was hearing voices and being attacked with invisible rays was able to buy assault rifles we are met with static and silence.
And here’s the thing to remember when the gun fetishists begin their wailing that women and homosexuals are trying to unman them and leave them to bleed out in castrated impotence; they are hysterical crybabies whose panicked insecurity is more real to them than the lives and safety of anyone else. Because they are afraid of boogeymen we live in a society where people who tell the police they are hearing voices and have done things like shoot the tires out of co-workers cars because they sensed some ‘disrespect’ have absolutely no problem buying an assault rifle. Even now, as they are reading this with their lips slowly moving along with their eyes, they believe that these words are advocating that President Obama come to their house to take all their guns and have his way with all the white women there; what is actually being said is that the status quo is unacceptable. We have been doing it the way the NRA has demanded for decades and the problem of mass shootings just keeps getting worse.
There have been over 8,240 Americans killed by guns since the massacre in Newtown last December. Surely we can do better than this.