Not exactly subtle, is it?
My thoughts exactly. We’re reaping what they have sown, and all they can do is say they’re praying for the victims…which does absolutely nothing except make you look compassionate and feel good about yourself.
Look, I’m atheist but I get it. I know that many people feel that the only thing they can do is pray, and I know that it makes you feel good. Of course in cases of natural disasters these praying folks could at least donate some money to help the survivors, though I’m sure many don’t because praying (and telling everyone about it on Twitter, naturally) is just easier.
But when it comes to these daily mass shootings, there’s definitely a feeling of helplessness. I understand why peoples’ first reaction is to pray for the victims, and that’s fine…whatever helps you cope in this increasingly shitty world. But when politicians make a big show of it, especially these right-wing champions of gun proliferation and American jingoism, it’s sickening because everyone knows it’s simply lip service and not genuine in the least. Worst of all, they take no actual action because doing so would mean they’d be perceived as “weak” by their frothy-mouthed supporters. Can’t have that, can we? Can’t risk those votes!
Not to mention that these shootings are a huge boost to their religious and racist agendas. I’ll bet Ted Cruz actually gets a raging boner each time news of a new shooting hits the wire. “OMG another one! I hope it was a Muslim! Ohhhh, baby…”
Meanwhile, people keep getting murdered, gun sales spike, and soon it will all happen again. And how fucked-up is it that we’re now used to it? We are a sick, sick country.