Friday, June 17, 2016

Making Sense of Orlando

How classless.  Here we face a tragedy, in which 49 innocent people died for nothing but the rantings of yet another deranged lunatic, and our President, instead of marking the memorial as an occasion of solemnity, decides to go on a childish rant about politics. 

Apparently, according to him, I’M the one who lacks common sense, and the only people who have it are the ones who agree to “common sense” gun control (which, I’ll point out, none of the laws being suggested would actually have done fuck-all to stop this tragedy, but that sort of critical thinking is apparently not “common sense” according to the most brilliant motherfucker on Earth).  To me, “common sense” would dictate that you don’t use a memorial for 49 dead innocents to make political hay, but whatever, I’m not the smartest sumbitch on the planet, like he is.  But I’m not here to talk about politics, even though that’s how this screed started.

No, I’m here to make sure that the people in Orlando who lost loved ones, and those who are currently in a hospital fighting for their life know that my heart is broken for you all.  It is broken because this never should have happened, and your loss is so profound and deep that I can’t even imagine.  I’m so sorry.  Be strong.  Take solace in whatever you can, and carry on.  Your loved ones would want that. 

Don’t try to make sense of the senseless, you’ll go insane.  There is no sense to what happened, whether the scumbag was motivated by hatred of gays, radical Islamism, or just regular old insanity does not matter – the result is the same, and I cannot imagine how it makes a lick of difference, now, why he chose to do what he did.  Would it really make you feel better to know why the piece of shit did what he did?  Because I’ll guarantee you that even if you knew, 100% without question what his motive was, it would seem petty, silly, and completely out of proportion to his actions, no matter what it was.  Would it help to know that your love one died in the name of Allah?  Died because the guy hated their sexuality? Died because the piece of shit’s dog told him to do it?  Would it really help? 

Your loved one never hurt him.  Your loved one never even knew him.  Your loved one did nothing wrong, and yet, faced the evil that this man decided to share with them anyway.  It is senseless, so don’t bother trying to make sense of it.  You’ll do so much harm to yourself trying to make sense of it. 

Readers might ask, what, Goober, do you know about losing someone to violence?  How could you possibly know to tell these people these things?  How could you have experience to know what they’re going through?

I’ll answer with a link.  My cousin was Craig Sorger.  He was a harmless, sweet boy, and he did not deserve what happened to him.  I loved him.  Our entire family loved him, and we spent so much time, to this day, even, trying to make sense out of it.  The monster that murdered him never provided a motive (in fact, he proclaims his innocence to this day).  I spent years of my life trying to make sense of it, but realized after spending those years beating my head against that rock, that there is no sense to any of this.  You can’t make sense out of evil and madness.  You remember the one you lost, do your best to honor their memory, and you, sadly, move on without them.  Those are your only choices.  It sucks. 

It sucks so, so much.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Delicious and Savory....

I just can’t resist the opportunity to point out that the complaints of Bernie Sanders, over the awarding of delegates to Hillary Clinton that are rightfully his, are just delicious, in a schadenfreudey and totally savory way.  This is a man who’s entire worldview, belief system, and political will is directed towards a system where we strategically take things away from people that earned those things and gift them to others that have not, complaining his guts out when that exact thing happens to him.  It proves to me that he is a disgusting, pathetic, avaricious, and lazy man.  He has no redeeming qualities, whatsoever.  To stand in front of the nation and advocate the looting of the successful for the benefit of the indolent, incapable, and lazy, and then complain when he is looted, himself, is despicable. 

More proof, as it were, that the people that simply LOVE socialism, only actually love it when they are either immune from its injustices (ie, they are the ruling class) or are the beneficiaries of them (ie, they are the looting class).  As soon as you turn the tables, and they no longer benefit, it amazes me to see how quickly they scuttle for cover and start claiming that “this is not what we had in mind!” 

*Quick caveat – this is not to say that all of the poor and disadvantaged are indolent, incapable, or lazy.  Some of them, in fact, perhaps even most of them, are genuine cases of need, but I don’t think one needs to install socialism to deal with these cases.  Socialism, on the other hand, is a broad-stroke reward for all of those qualities, and is a dangerous thing as a result.