Friday, August 2, 2019

Dear America - you are genuinely fucking insane


Have you ever been so frustrated by what you see around you? I hit one of those points yesterday and just had to say something, anything.

This is a rant. I use strong language. It is not thought out, nor edited.
And, I am allowed a rant in my own space.
So, if this is not to your taste - skip it. Or try one of the literally millions of other blogs out there.


Twitter thread below: https://twitter.com/MStewartWrites/status/1157017414191788035





Ok. I have thirty minutes to get this done, so listen up.
#DearAmerica you are genuinely fucking insane.
In the course of 24 hours, I have seen an advertisement for bulletproof backpacks. And a group of county legislators
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debating if they should make these things mandatory for all students in the county.

Think that one over.

#mandatory #bulletproof #backpacks for #children.

Go on, think. Really let that one roll around in your head. Do you see how horrifying that reality is?

Do you see what it says about us, our society?

Let me point some things out in case you don't see it.
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It says that the US has so many #schoolshootings that there has developed an #economic market for #bulletproof #backpacks.

It says that there is someone out there willing to exploit that market to make money for themselves.
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They aren't giving these things away. So don't try to sell me on the idea that this is some self-less act on the behalf of saving children from being shot. In their schools. BS.

Next - It says that the US is so damned blinded to even having a conversation
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about #guns, gun ownership, and yes *gasp - #guncontrol that we would rather our children be sacrificed on the bloody altar of our 2nd Amendment rights and consumer capitalism.

Stew in that one a bit.
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How grotesque have we become as a nation where the very idea of #bulletproof backpacks is not only palatable, but an entire county is thinking of making them mandatory.

What does that say?
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It says that they are placing the onus of keeping our children safe on themselves. I'm waiting for the first pundit to be torn apart in the streets when they blame the next child who is killed, or their parents, because the child didn't have

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a fucking #bulletproof backpack.

This is an entire county considering throwing their hands up in the air and saying - we can't handle the problem. We can't solve the problem - so we're going to walk away from it.

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You're on your own kids.
Good luck.
We'll send our thoughts and prayers.

Do you see how ugly this is? Do you?
We, as a nation, would rather make a buck - all hail the dollar - rather than save lives. Innocent lives.

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AND we would rather yell at, berate, intimidate and threaten one another than do one god-damned tangible measure to keep our children from dying.

#America you are Fucking #insane.
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