UNITE OR DIVIDE PART II

Consider this the second part of a blog I wrote in 2011 when Gabby Giffords was shot. It was the one where I appealed for “unity.”

That question has long been answered. There is no “unity.”

President Trump has address the shooting in Las Vegas and offered words of compassion and comfort. If you seek those things, hear him. He can offer you those things. I cannot. Not in this world, in this life, at least.

Consider the reality that media has portrayed to you recently.

They were talking every day about Nazis and fascism, using them to try and define restrictive limits on freedom of speech (“You can’t yell ‘wolf’ in a crowded theater” as Nancy Pelosi observed).

They went from that to endorsing the free speech of athletes. This was because NFL players were kneeling during the anthem in protest of police shooting unarmed citizens.

From there, it was all about Puerto Rico. Wall to wall theatrics in a thinly (if at all) veiled attempt to portray it as “Trump’s Katrina.”

Today, the media is pushing gun control (again). They are mocking “thoughts and prayers” which is common expression of sympathy used by public figures during tragedies.

Most of the trends on Twitter this morning were related to the Las Vegas shooting directly or indirectly. Puerto Rico hashtags and trends disappeared completely, leaving the mayor of San Juan without places to do interviews wearing custom printed hats and shirts.

So the recent narrative went just like this:

1) Criticize freedom of speech because fascists might use it.
2) Advocate freedom of speech because athletes might use it.
3) Raise awareness that police officers might shoot unarmed citizens.
4) Tell Trump that Puerto Rico is his Katrina whenever he questions people kneeling for item #3.
5) Forget Puerto Rico exists and advocate gun control, which would increase the likelihood of police officers shooting unarmed civilians that was undesirable in item #3.

The “party of science” has abandoned all the logical underpinnings on which science depends. They are angry because they can’t win elections anymore. Their best idea is to double down on the things that keep costing them elections.

If we really wanted unity, we’d ban the Democrat party. Wherever there has been strife in America since the mid 1800’s, they’ve been right there creating or promoting it.

We won’t ban it. For the same reason we didn’t use the first nuclear weapons to prevent anyone else from ever having them.

It’s not in line with the ideals of America. Even though the Democrat Party will attack those core ideals if that’s how the morning coin flip goes. Even when all they have to offer is resistance and obstruction, we suffer their existence.

At some point, that might very well be the death of us all.

There is no unity with those who don’t want to be united with America in 2017 any more than they did in the 1800’s.

Misery persists until they are completely and permanently defeated.

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