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The Long Night of Machine-Gun Murder

A redneck psychopath has again machinegunned a festive crowd, killing more than any U.S. gun murderer to date.

What happens now is that we’ll be emotionally wanked by a chorus of sepulchral, sanctimonious media mourners, and a coven of hand-wringing, bullshitting, barefaced frauds in Congress who haven’t any intention whatever to act to stop these Grand Guignol horrors.

These events have been codified, scripted, ritualized, and are now as politically meaningless as Jersey Shore or a Dog Show.  You know what you’ll get: you’ll get nothing.  No outcome.  No result.  Not even wimpy hints of the reason America is the gun murder capitol of the world.

We’d rather, as a country, be demurely sad for the poor victims than eliminate the inevitability of many more.  This shows great spinelessness–a truly pathetic lack of balls–in the body politic.  A citizenry with any heart, any ethical vigor, would rise up and end this grisly, sick obscenity.

But, “rise up”?  Seriously?  That’d mean getting skin in the game.  Americans have long made clear there is no insult, no injury, no act of contemptuous abuse they will not bow and curtsey to when their Imperial masters ordain it.

But above a morally dead public, schooled and disciplined to embrace its own humiliation, there is a lump of putrid human offal that makes the perverse, punishing laws the public genuflects to, and fouls the name of Congress.

These despicable slugs of what magnificent Twain called “America’s only native criminal class” are the chancred alley whores who have sold themselves and their function to the one blackbag operation that out-evils even the Israel Lobby: the NRA and its associated gangsters.

This rampant cancer on the body politic is fully engaged in  cynical, dishonest high-pressure sales to a subset of dimwitted, throwback, American males in deep doubt about their masculinity who are easily persuaded that buying lethal weapons the only purpose of which is to kill multitudes will restore their waned testosterone.

And these dollar sluts in Congress take NRA money to prevent outlawing murderous assault rifles and thus allow the long night of machine-gun murder of innocents to go on.

There seems to be no remedy for this.  The American electorate, trained to love their abusers, habitually select these odious, conscienceless scumbags to represent them.  The more the bastards knock their teeth in and black their eyes the more they embrace them.

Meanwhile, we pray and sniffle.

If there were a home for battered nations, we’d be in it.

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Paul Edwards is a writer and film-maker in Montana. He can be reached at: hgmnude@bresnan.net

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