In the wake of the Colorado massacre Seraphic Secret has a few thoughts.
The media consistently refer to the massacre as a tragedy. As our son Ariel ZT’L observed after 9-11, “Why do they keep calling it a tragedy? It’s an atrocity.”
Death caused by flood, fire, earthquake, tsunami, traffic accident, these are tragedies. But murder is an act of evil.
And mass murder is an atrocity.
Halliburton. Bain Capital. Tea Party. To the mainstream media these names are simply narrative devices to slander and destroy their political opponents. Thus, when Brian Ross of ABC does an “investigation”—code for using Google—and then links an Aurora, Colorado resident named James Holmes (a 50 year-old Hispanic) to the Tea Party, Ross, George Stephanopoulos and ABC invent a plot whereby Tea Party members are, at the core, mass murderers.
Ross and Stephanopoulos are not journalists. They are cold-hearted political operatives for the Democrat party.
Never mind the Second Amendment, let’s figure out how this works. Guns will become illegal and obviously every criminal will say to himself: “Whoops, can’t buy a gun because it’s against the law.” In this way murder by gunshot will be abolished. Much like outlawing the Big Gulp will save countless lives.
Makes perfect sense.
Of course, Washington D.C. passed draconian gun laws and violent crime increased ten-fold.
You know what happens when law-abiding citizens are not allowed to own guns? The criminals corner the market and we, honest people, become helpless targets.
Did Timothy McVeigh use a gun? How about the 9-11 IslamoNazis? The Khmer Rouge used plastic bags to suffocate one million innocent souls. In Rwanda, the Hutu committed genocide against the Tutsi using machetes. Let’s ban fertilizer, box cutters, plastic bags and knives.
Opponents of capital punishment characterize themselves as compassionate.
What happens, they argue, if the state executes the wrong person? This is a valid question. I have a counter question. Do we stop arresting and sentencing thieves because we might charge an innocent man? How about rapists and pedophiles? Should we stop sending them to jail because we might make a mistake? I know this is something of a shock but we live in an imperfect world. Besides, no one has ever named one person in America who was executed by mistake. Executing an innocent man would be horrible. But we know who committed the mass murder in Colorado. What’s compassionate about keeping him alive?
Veronica Moser, a six year-old, was shot to death in the movie theater. Does a compassionate society feed, clothe, house and educate the man who murdered this child for his entire life? If that’s compassion, then the word has no meaning.
The next argument is: “Oh, he’s mentally ill.”
Were the Nazis mentally ill? How about the Japanese who committed mass rape, torture and murder during World War II? How about Hamas, Hizbullah, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and the millions of Muslims all over the world who openly call for the genocide of the Jewish people? Are they mentally ill?
The Colorado mass murderer is evil.
As were the Nazis and the Japanese, the Khmer Rouge, the Hutu, Timothy McVeigh, the KKK, Major Nidal Hassan.
There is no magic cure.
The state that refuses to recognize evil, the state that seeks to create utopia becomes that evil and invariably creates hell on earth.