It is November 7, 2017. America wakes up to yet more sordid details about the murder of at least 26 people in a Texas church just two days ago. At least 20 more were wounded. Whole families were slaughtered. Most of the victims were white, the shooter was white. This creates a problem for the media since they can’t cry “racism” or “phobia.”
A BBC report this morning entitled “Why are US mass shootings getting more deadly?” offers these reasons, in order:
- “Guns are more powerful and shoot faster”
- “Assailants choose their sites more carefully”
- “Shooters are inspired by media accounts”
- “The shooters compete with each other”
The last three reasons make some sense. The first (and favorite) media reason is completely false. High powered semi-automatic rifles and pistols have been around since before WWII. The popular AR style light-weight, semi-automatic rifle (assault rifle to the media) has been around since the Vietnam War.
The Chicago Tribune reports this morning that 5 were killed and 30 wounded in “gun violence” in Chicago over the weekend. The total homicides this year in Chicago to date are 593. That’s 10 times the number killed in Las Vegas and 20 times the number killed in Texas. And that is below the 681 this time last year. This a city with strict gun control laws; an example to the Nation. They also fail to mention that most of the gun crime is black-on-black, often gang related. That would be racist. So what’s wrong with this picture?
And now another police officer is down. Media reports that a female Portsmouth, Virginia officer was shot “multiple times” and is in critical condition. A 15 year old boy has been arrested.
The problem is much bigger than these gunmen. America is in a moral crisis and in the grips of lawlessness. The left has waged a relentless hate campaign against both the police and the white Christian majority. This is the result.
Add to that an almost complete abandonment of moral law and the rule of law. Everything is now relative. Make your own rules and live by them. Our government leaders demonstrate by their example. It seems many if not most people are so saturated by reports of violence that they no longer listen. Perhaps they no longer care. Maybe they cannot hear. Perhaps the Day of Judgment is here.
“To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.” (NIV)