When Does It End??? ๐Ÿ˜ž

milo-yiannopolousFar-right activist, white supremacist, bigot extraordinaire Milo Yiannopoulos:

โ€œI canโ€™t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.โ€

Well, yesterday Mr. Y got his wish, and I hold him at least partly responsible for the five deaths of journalists at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

Donald Trump, by the way, sent his insincere, meaningless โ€˜thoughts and prayersโ€™, just like he always does, despite the fact that he is also partly to blame for calling the media โ€œthe enemy of the peopleโ€.

And guess what, folks?ย  The shooter, the murderer, was not a Muslim, not a Mexican, not an immigrant.ย  He was a homegrown white male in his 30s.

Details are still vague or unreleased, but it is not too early to point some fingers, and two of mine to to the โ€˜gentlemenโ€™ aforementioned, for they gave license for this heinous act. One Twitter user, I thought, said everything that needed to be said:

โ€œDonโ€™t even bother pretending to care about the victims of gun violence or violence against members of the press until you get your hands out of the NRAโ€™s pocket and stop referring to the media as the โ€œenemy of the peopleโ€.gun-pointingMass shootings, attacks on media … when and where does it end?

50 thoughts on “When Does It End??? ๐Ÿ˜ž

  1. Dear Jill,

    Can you believe that President Trump said the following words, “Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their jobs. To the families of the victims there are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. Horrible, horrible event. Horrible thing happened.โ€
    That young feller is not the only one who has been inciting peoples towards hating the press. Of course, the vast majority of folks won’t act out despite the president’s or others’ words but all it takes, is that one unbalanced man.

    Sean Hannity didn’t hesitate to blame the democrats.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • He is the biggest hypocrite the world has ever seen, talking out of both sides of his mouth almost simultaneously. Somebody else no doubt wrote those words and told him to read them from a card or teleprompter. Yes, I blame him, but also Milo Yiannopoulos and also Sean Hannity, Alex Jones, the NRA fools … there is a heap of blame to go around for this tragedy, the earlier school shootings, and whatever happens next, which I predict will be sometime in July. The heat wave only adds to the likelihood … heck, I threatened to kill some fool who almost ran me down last night as I was putting groceries into my car! Hugs, my friend!

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    • Well, not being a religious person, I see it ending only when we neglect and ignore the effects we are having on our environment, and mankind brings about its own extinction. But in the broader sense, you and I are both saying the same thing, I think.

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  2. The media should do the same as you … remind their readers and listeners of tRump’s words about them being the “enemy of the people” and point out — in no uncertain terms — how such declarations can and do incite violence.

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    • I’ve seen that mentioned in the media several times in the last two days, so they are trying, at least. Of course, the far right have their rebuttals already on the tips of their sharp tongues. Y’know … every president has had problems from time to time with the press, but NEVER has one treated the press as horribly as Trump does. Who would have ever thought a ‘president’ would talk as he does? Oh, my head!

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    • I fully agree with you! He has been banned a time or two from speaking on college campuses, but then he cried that his right to free speech was violated. If this, if wishing for murder and mayhem, is his idea of free speech … then perhaps it is time we put some additional restrictions on the 1st Amendment! Good to see you!!!

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wise words … โ€œDonโ€™t even bother pretending to care about the victims of gun violence or violence against members of the press until you get your hands out of the NRAโ€™s pocket and stop referring to the media as the โ€œenemy of the peopleโ€.
    Will it even happen? Will it ever end? I wonder …

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  4. Yet again and at the risk of being repetitious, yet again…thoughts and prayers are not the solution, they are not even a good band-aid! They are not saving the lives that are being needlessly lost. Schools out, so let’s start shooting politicians and journalists or what ever else comes to some demented mind? The Second Amendment strikes again and until the NRA and our government faces some harsh realities, these mass shootings will continue. The best place for guns that I have ever seen is “Lead to Life”! A worthy endeavor by Bronte Velez and Kyle Lemle, more good people doing good things. Thank-you!

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    • You know I fully agree with you! Thoughts and prayers??? How does that help? Does it stop the next shooting, or the one after that? Does it bring back somebody’s husband or child? But it’s a cheap substitute for real action. Talk is cheap. I would say to Trump and every member of Congress: show me how badly you want this to stop by severing your ties with the NRA today! Show me by passing legislation making it harder to get a gun, banning assault weapons, and limiting the number and type of guns a person can own. But no … isn’t it easier to take 3 seconds to send thoughts and prayers. I shall have to check out Lead to Life and Velez/Lemle as soon as I get time.

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    • Thanks Patty! Yes, Trump is and always has incited violence … remember his campaign rallies where he called for his supporters to beat up protesters and said he would pay their legal fees? But Milo Yiannovich is purely evil … to wish for people to die … is just unfathomable.

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  5. It will end when the people, as a whole, decide enough is enough and they do something about it, as a whole… ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€œIt’s time for greatness — not for greed. It’s a time for idealism — not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.โ€ Marian Wright Edelman

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    • True … but with the current polarization of the people, I don’t think they could agree on what colour a yellow duck is, let alone what needs to be done to stop this madness. I’ve heard that quote before and it is so very apropos … we must each become an instrument of change in whatever way we can.

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      • We can only gather information by what technology makes known and is available and therefore only see part of the picture… there is a lot going on in this world we cannot see, good or bad…. ๐Ÿ™‚

        โ€œAbsolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.โ€
        โ€• Frank Herbert

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        • Very true. I had not heard that quote, but I pondered it for a bit, and it makes sense, especially in light of the ‘entertainer’ we now have in the White House. He did not want the office in order to do good …. he wanted it to increase his power and wealth, and now he is turning his eye toward global domination, if his attempts to bring about the breakup of the EU and his letters to leaders ahead of the NATO summit are any indication.

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  6. Drop the little shit in a war zone and see how long he lasts…Stupid child! Where the hell does he think he is…Oh of course I forget, he is starting a hell isn’t he…well let him burn in it! This creature is a terrorist and if the current admin haven’t got the sense to see that then they are bigger fools than even I imagined.
    Drag them all down before a gallery of the bodies of german dead from WWII and ask them of them if they are ready for this, if they are ready to walk this walk? I don’t damn well think so!

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