May I even use that word when speaking of such an event? It seems disrespectful and wicked to use such a word to describe such a tragedy.
It’s been hours since the mosques were attacked in a commonwealth country; by a racist ethno-nationalist terrorist praising supremacy for his kind and claiming a higher station than his fellow man; all while claiming to be protecting his country from the brown people he was murdering. He claiming that they are coming to his country and doing terrorism; shooting up and invading churches…
Reminiscing on generations past; one is drawn to a picture of the native savages of the Americas in the 1500s. The reports from European conquerors as they were read back home noting Godless savages that were handsome and would make good slaves. On one hand; we have the ebb and flow of immigration of white settlers to colonies around the world. Colonists praising their rapes and massacres as noble victories over barbaric Godless tribal people. Decrying the others wherever encountered and spreading the good word. It speaks nothing of burning ancient Mayan scrolls; losing forever thousands of years of recorded history from before a time more ancient than the Christs and the Pharoahs and the Sphynx. This was a problem for the Church; physical proof proving the world was older than their worldview and power structure and accumulated wealth allows for. No mind is paid to the rich cultural histories that existed obscured from the public consciousness. This holy war has been going on a lot longer than the countries involved have existed.
Hate breeds hate breeds hate breeds hate.
On the other hand, we have powerful global organizations like the Catholic Church doing many more evil things than only the child-raping and supporting Nazism. They controlled and financed the Jesuits that burned the history of other cultures. Raping and destroying and erasing people forever. The same thing Daesh tried in the cradle.
This hatred toward others is not part of any religion.
Letting hate flourish ensures that this stuff will happen forever or until our species destroy ourselves. The video of the attack was troubling; but it’s important for people to know what these things look like. A wake up call for gun control? Maybe. Probably not, though.
The irony of all of the ramblings above is simply this: As a resident of Australia, his ancestors were probably sent there unwillingly because their homeland didn’t want them anymore. They took refuge in a place that was available to them and established Australia as a prison for the undesirables to serve out their sentences. They were forced from their homeland and built a conquerors society on Aboriginal lands. The very same lands that this lunatic now believes himself defending from those whom his delusions cause him to believe are some sort of new age Moorish conquerors.
Some of the victims of this mass-shooting were immigrants from homelands which they fled in terror to escape persecution and violence. For the first time in their lives they probably felt safe; while still healing from the post-traumatic-stress of growing up in a war-zone and then making the arduous journey of an immigrant to a safe place where they can go outside without dodging gunshots and bombs.
This shooter is from a country in which a mass shooting happened and they locked down the gun laws. As an adjunct; some news outlets reported earlier this morning that he loves the sassy cheeto. That being said; as I search right now for a news article supporting that statement… I cannot find one.
How many of these nut-jobs do you think sit around for decades amassing ammunition stockpiles; masturbating to Guns-N-Ammo magazine with Alex Jones in the background just waiting for their opportunity to crack?
This is f***ing mental, people.
No idea how to solve this. No suggestions. I have no idea. My gut for a long time has been that the proliferation of arms during the cold war ensured that we will forever live in a world in which there are more fresh-bullets than people. Probably not more bullets than ants. Definitely more bullets than people, though.
Perhaps when the insects take over after we destroy ourselves; the leftover bullets and casings will be re-purposed for some sort of abundant revolutionary building material that transforms their society and spawns a religion praising the shiny-object-bearers who crafted their new world.
*Sets down legally purchased marijuana*
Know what happens now, though?
In real-time, the United States has to watch how a country is SUPPOSED to respond to a mass-shooting.