10 killed at Santa Fe High in Texas. 3 more shot at Mt Zion’s graduation in Georgia, details still emerging.
There is so much we need to fucking fix as a society.
Like when shit doesn’t go your way, you don’t start shooting people.
Bullying will come up, as it does. But can we take the time to distinguish between being a victim of bullying because other people are assholes, and being ostracized because you’re the asshole? I don’t want another “if the kids had been nicer, they wouldn’t have been shot” mouldy arsed take.
And no, Lt Governor Patrick, having less doors is not an answer.
We need to teach people (mainly guys) that they are not entitled to everything they want and that other people (mainly gals) are not responsible for upping their self esteem. And that not getting your way does not justify a murderous rampage.
And lordy, can we have a mental health conversation that doesn’t throw folks with mental illnesses under the damn bus?
All that will take a while to fix as a society.
You know what we could do pretty fucking quick? Make it a little more of a hassle to buy guns, and actually punish those who let their guns get used to terrible ends. I’m getting a little tired of the “responsible gun owner” narrative*cough*myth.
Oh, and to the dickhead that showed up at the Santa Fe site openly carrying with the American flag “for support”- way to read the room, jackass.
Here’s a drink, lord knows we could use one:
And a cat: