“Writing is really a way of thinking–not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.”
Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88
For a long time now we have been experiencing what, without too much reflection, must be understood as a profound national crisis.
We are not responding well.
We are not in crisis mode and looking for remedy as if it were essential that we find it soon.
If we go on going on as we always do we do so ignoring the true nature of the situation. And by doing so, we allow our fellow human beings to be harmed.
We need to stop this crisis of madness and it is madness that has befallen us, every day new mad acts taking place before our eyes. We squeal and then forget until new victims are destroyed. We give little time at all to think about those whose misery and whose deaths do not make the headlines.
If we took the time to reflect, honestly, with out the blinders we use to keep us “sane,” we would, if humane, have to feel deep pain, pain we could not tolerate. We are tolerant. We let pass what should never be aloud to pass by decent human beings.
We need to take the time to do what is needed to restore decency and, if we really are decent people, we will do it now.
Isn’t it time that sensible people just stopped, stopped the machine from running so that time could be taken to reflect upon the fact that things are bad enough right now to demand change right now so that no innocent person more should have his or her life affected by the madness we experience daily in so many wants?
It is time. It is past time. The innocent dead are victims of our neglect and cowardice.
Shut it down. Make the quiet felt. Stop the dollars from flowing. For a day or two or three. Make quiet the weapon for fighting against the outrageous reality we are now forced to accept.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said it was outrageous to hold Mr. Trump responsible for the acts of a madman or suggest the president sympathized with white supremacists.
“I don’t think it’s at all fair to sit here and say that he doesn’t think that white nationalism is bad for the nation,” he said on “This Week” on ABC. “These are sick people. You cannot be a white supremacist and be normal in the head. These are sick people. You know it, I know it, the president knows it. And this type of thing has to stop. And we have to figure out a way to fix the problem, not figure out a way to lay blame.”
CNN Banner tonight: The US is Under Attack From Within
CNN tonight, across its website, is seemingly in a panic and it needs to be as should the American public considering what is our ongoing nightmare of murder on a mass scale in the open where ever some crazy person wishes to take it. The idiot president, as he returned to DC from his golf course resort kept repeating the words “mental health” and pronounced the two shooters “mentally ill” without knowing anything about who these shooters were, implying, of course, that guns were not to blame because… Because why? Because only the mentally ill would do such things and this should not mean that sane people should not be able to possess assault weapons, as though it is possible that people who want or need to possess assault weapons are not insane. That is, of course, coming from a many who is himself insane, a man who just yesterday pronounced the insane leader of North Korea sane. He cannot know who is sane and nor can anyone know if another is insane until there is reason to believe it true and the act that proves it just might be a deadly one. So what the fuck does sensed does the mental health not the gun argument mean besides that whoever uses it is doesn’t know what the fuck he or she is saying because the logical conclusion that they wouldn’t wish anyone to come to is this: that, because it would be impossible to determine if a person is not mentally healthy enough to use good judgement when in possession of a deadly weapon, to insure that only the mentally healthy could possess lethal weapons, that person would have to prove his or her sanity. Since even a sane person, as has been proven on many occasions, can in a moment lose his or her sanity, to possess a gun would necessitate that all who want one would have to prove that they will never have such momentary loss, this being impossible. No one, then, would be able to pass the mental health test and no one would be allowed to possess a gun.
Maybe we should follow such logic?