May 26, 2014
By Mike Caccioppoli
I really didn’t want to write about this. Really. I feel very much like Michael Moore, who put out a statement about why he can’t talk about gun violence in the US anymore. It has all been said a million times. This is the new normal. It will happen again very soon. We (the sane people) have made our points, brought up all of the stats, made sense over and over again and yet it doesn’t matter. The fact is that we live in a country that is about two things and two things only. Money and violence.
I guess I could have said money and power but it’s one and the same. Violence is how we achieve our power. So it’s no surprise at all that another mad MALE goes on a killing spree. He had left some video and some writings saying that he didn’t have this or couldn’t get that and this is why he needs to kill. Some people are saying he ( I won’t mention his name because he would want that) was a spoiled rich kid. Maybe. The others weren’t. The other killers I mean. But there was one thing that united all of them, well the most obvious thing. They were all Americans.
They all had access to as many guns as they could get their crazed hands on. But there I go again, getting into the arguments I and so many others have made many times before. I’m not gonna go there. It’s pointless. The NRA has money and power and so they control the issue. They control the feckless politicians (Republicans AND Democrats) and therefore no matter what happens, innocent children killed, innocent young girls killed, elderly folks, Jewish folks, whomever, it doesn’t make a difference. Nothing will change.
There are people who are saying BUT THIS TIME it will be different. This time. Because a father is passionate and crying. It won’t. It won’t because he doesn’t have money and power. It won’t because there are too many people like this guy…
He is not alone. In fact there are enough people like him around now with money and power to destroy the country. That’s exactly what they are doing. Yes our first reaction is to say oh he is just one lunatic. It’s an isolated incident. But it’s not. You know that as well as I do.
KIncannon has the belief that so many other Americans have. That might makes right. That if only our boys were tougher. If only they were warriors. Those of us that are sane know that is EXACTLY the problem. That boys have no outlet for anger. What are they going to do? Go to a father like KIncannon with their fears? He would just say something like “come on grow a pair son!”
But guys like Kincannon want our boys to be MORE aggressive. To carry guns and be ready to use them. He is one sick fuck but he is among many sick fucks in the country. They are winning, heck I believe they have won. The proof is what we are seeing on an almost daily basis.
There is more proof. When I see the remarks from someone like Kincannon, I don’t feel like I want to change things. I don’t feel like I want to call my Representative or the NRA or anybody. All I feel is hatred. All I feel is loathing. I want awful things to happen to him and his kind. I can’t mention those things here. It might be illegal.
This is what I feel. It’s what I feel when there is another mass shooting.
They have won. We are done.