So. Do you figure our thoughts and prayers are working on the violence thing? Are you also sending thoughts and prayers to the children who are afraid to go to school because they might get shot?
Do you feel President Biden’s plea to act and to do something to stem the rising tide of gun violence in the U.S. have any impact? Or will lawmakers at both the federal and state levels do nothing more than offer their useless “thoughts and prayers,” which is all they ever do?
As long as our elections are for sale to the highest bidder — the NRA has been a high bidder for a long time — nothing will change. Not common sense, compassion, love, prayer, or legislative proposals.
Our elections aren’t fair or free. They are for sale to the highest conglomerate bidder. It’s gone past “individual” voters. It’s all big business and until there is election reform, nothing will change because the people who would make the changes are the people benefitting from the current laws.
Make no mistake. Almost everyone on both sides takes donations and the bigger the better. Maybe some are supposed to be on the same side as you, but then again, maybe they aren’t on anyone’s side but their own and whoever is the primary funder of their campaign.
The money comes from nameless sources. Huge money that also funds gas, oil, guns, and war. Whatever you think is destroying your world? Those monster corporations are the ones doing it — and they are buying our elections. They will keep buying them until we wake up from our collective national coma. If we can. If it’s not too late.
IF we wake up from this coma before “life as we know it” is gone or we wind up in some weird version of a civil war where instead of sides, we have shooters armed with assault rifles randomly mowing people down because they hate the world and probably themselves. Those nut jobs will murder people because they are in a rage and have an empty hole where compassion and love should be. Maybe, like Johnny Ringo in “Tombstone,” they hate the world because they hate having been born into it.
Will this world of rage and violence be where you want to live? Is it the world where you want your children and grandchildren to live? Good questions with no answers.