Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Playing the blame game

Today was a relatively light day at work as I only had to classified classified classified, so I spent most of the day thinking about all the inaccuracies found in the MSM concerning the Tucson shooting and the bat-shit crazy idiocy found in the comments section of every story I came across. I thought for awhile about the grand post I would vomit up here on DOOT fisking everything with ease, but I was woefully ill-prepared for the sheer volume of Teh Stoopid. I seriously don’t know where to start and I also feel confident that any fellow travels to stumble across this knows my pain.

I have followed this closely since the news broke and this is what I heard.

1. Blame the NRA
2. Blame Sarah Palin
3. Blame Glenn Beck
4. Blame the NRA
5. Blame Rush Limbaugh
6. Blame the NRA
7. Blame Fox News
8. Blame Arizona
9. Blame Glocks
10. Blame magazines
11. Blame Wal-mart
12. Blame the NRA
13. Blame “demon weed.”
14. Blame semi-automatic machine guns
15. Blame the NRA
16. Blame republicans
17. Blame the Tea Party
18. Blame Heller/McDonald
19. Blame the 2nd Amendment
20. Blame the Founding Fathers
21. Blame the NRA
22. Blame Bush
23. Blame CCW permits
24. Blame youtube
25. Blame gays and soldiers, especially gay soldiers.

That last one actually made me feel better because it made me chuckle a bit.

I must be mentally defective because I place the blame squarely on the sick whack-job who planned the attack and carried out the attack. I’m funny that way.

But…that.is.not.the.point.of.this.post.

Just suppose someone “out there” reads those accusations and decides to “do something about it.”

Will the same people who make baseless accusations before the bodies reach room temperature accept the responsibility for “inciting violence” amongst those who read their words?

Will they even see the irony?

That is why we are here.

To show them that the enemy they perceive is their own mind.

Unorganized Militia Gear

4 comments:

jinksto said...

Well said.

Old Jarhead said...

"Will the same people who make baseless accusations before the bodies reach room temperature accept the responsibility for “inciting violence” amongst those who read their words?" Kaveman

Nope. They will continue to blame the NRA/Republicans/Glenn Beck/on and on and on. Nothing they ever do or say will ever be the cause of any violence, in their minds. And with the mindset these people have, I think most of them would rather blame every crime from murder to kicking the dog on someone who actually believes we have rights.

chiefjaybob said...

Number 10 is wrong. Don't you read the papers? They're called "clips." Jeez. Get with it, already.

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

How about gay soldiers eating pudding?