Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A little housekeeping item: Starting this week, I'll be writing four pieces a week for the Daily Banter. It'll mean that I'm busy as hell, but at least there'll be plenty of material to keep everybody satisfied. My stuff will appear Tuesday through Friday most weeks, with the usual mail bag also popping up on Friday. Some of the material will continue to be cross-posted at the Huffington Post.
Today's column deals with the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the inevitable reaction to it.
Here's the opening shot:
"The most important thing to keep in mind is that nothing’s going to change. You may as well accept that right now.
Since last week’s midnight movie shooting spree in Aurora, Colorado — the one that cost a dozen people their lives and left more than 70 others hurt — everything has moved along according to a well-established routine. We know how this works because we’ve seen it unfold far too many times before — and it now seems to do so with almost surreal and disconcerting precision. The press descends, the details trickle out, the obvious yet nearly unanswerable questions are asked, the politicization begins, the gun control debate reignites, the usual suspects step up to offer the insane fantasy of a roomful of guns somehow allowing a bold hero or two to stop the violent actions of one gunman, the lack of faith in Jesus is offered as an authentic rationale for why there was ever a gunman in the first place, pop culture is blamed — all of this is part of the machinery that ramps up every time something like this happens. And it happens far too often..."
Read the Rest Here