Have you ever noticed that every time there is some sort of national tragedy, our emotionally crippled society is only capable of responding with hashtags and mindless slogans? Honestly, I don’t mean to come across as overly pious or ill-mannered, but what the hell is wrong with you people?
First of all, after years of media desensitization and our borders shielding us from the rest of the world where people are actually starving, enslaved, murdered, and otherwise experiencing oppression beyond having to use the same bathroom after mutilating their genitals and putting on a dress, the bar is pretty high for what qualifies as a national tragedy in this country.
In other words, it takes a lot to get America’s attention away from Candy Crush and pumpkin spice lattes.
When something tragic does happen – a terrorist attack, a mass shooting at an elementary school, etc – and it qualifies as something that demands national outrage, our ability to confront such things maturely and responsibly falls short. Who would’ve thought that a culture who communicates almost exclusively by way of texting, internet memes, and emoji’s isn’t quite able to develop and execute a mature response to a serious emotional kick in the gut?
Allow me to explain.
After the Boston Marathon bombing, a ruthless attack by two Islamic terrorists armed with high capacity assault pressure cookers, killing 3 and wounding 264, America responded with a pep rally of positivity. Yes, we all engaged in a massive social media campaign, citing #BostonStrong as evidence of the strength of our resolve. Followed by the hashtags, we called our elected representatives by the millions, demanding answers as to why these two terrorist thugs were ever allowed into our beloved America, why they weren’t vetted properly, why we take in so many people from countries who hate our guts, and why they aren’t required to assimilate into our culture. After finally holding our elected representatives accountable, we the people forced real change to enhance our security without infringing on our liberties, galvanizing our faith in God and each other as we protected our sacred freedom.
That all happened, right?
Nope. We just stuck with the #BostonStrong thing. That was enough. Oh, and David Ortiz said the F-word at Fenway Park (teehee).
Look, I’m not specifically condemning those things. I love David Ortiz and Twitter. Boston, however… well you’ve come a long way since the Adam’s brothers, let’s leave it at that. The hashtag stuff is fine. I think it’s perfectly normal and great that we come together as Americans to mourn and support each other after these terrible things happen. But what in the freaking hell is wrong with us for leaving it at that? Furthermore, why do we endlessly chant things like #BostonStrong and ‘Never Again’ if we don’t really mean it? We may hope a tragic event never happens again, but we don’t take any substantive action to prevent it.
What did we learn from the Boston Bombing? Given that we’re currently trafficking in tens of thousands of refugees, mostly strong healthy young men by the way (weird), from Syria and other parts of the world riddled with terrorists who cut people’s heads off, and we’re prepared to elect a woman who is actively campaigning on tripling the amount of refugees we’re going to plant in our neighborhoods, I’d say we didn’t learn a damn thing. We’re #BostonStrong? Let’s start a new campaign called #LetsNotAllBeAsStupidAsBostonAndActuallyKeepOurFamiliesSafe. That leaves 81 characters for your tweet to explain what you mean, so please be precise. If you’re on Facebook you can go to town.
In today’s news, we’re learning that the President of the United States lied through his crooked teeth yet again, this time about secretly giving $1.7 BILLION dollars to Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the entire world. That’s not anecdotal. We know Iran is directly responsible for the death of Americans. They call America the Great Satan and Israel the Little Satan. They chant in the streets ‘death to America’ after letting our Secretary of State John Kerry, a self-hating American, go and lick their boots and apparently promise to deliver $2 billion dollars of tax payer dollars. Within the next ten years (probably sooner given the credibility of the people providing that timeline) when Iran has the capacity to launch nuclear bombs on their ICBMs (Google it), they will be a formidable threat to the United States rather than the broke third-world terrorist state they are now, and our President will be responsible, as well as the idiots in Boston and other leftist progressives who defend him. When our magnificent sons and daughters in the armed forces are sent to confront Iran for the sake of the rest of us, they’ll die and we’ll respond with something like #AmericaStrong when we should really be saying #We’reSorryWeSoldYouOut.