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Because I Can No Longer Find the Words

Not any more. So here are two people who say it better than I can. 

Rex Huppke of the Chicago Tribune has written what I consider one of the most powerful pieces of protest against gun violence and political turpitude that I've seen recently, and probably in years. It is filled with rage, and brilliant. 

My beloved First Born wrote this. It, too, is unflinchingly angry,
and his anger fuels his eloquence.
Edited to add: because Facebook's embed code doesn't embed, and because the link just goes to his timeline, which is further and further away from the post I referenced: here is the specific code that supposedly will take one to that particular post. I do so hate Facebook .... <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fandrew.berlien%2Fposts%2F10156186138168035&width=500" width="500" height="294" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>.

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flowsoffire
Feb. 17th, 2018 09:10 pm (UTC)
<3

Just… there are no words, indeed.
kaffyr
Feb. 18th, 2018 07:08 pm (UTC)
All the words are screams, all the screams are raw, and the raw just bleeds and bleeds.

flowsoffire
Feb. 18th, 2018 08:10 pm (UTC)
Too true…
a_phoenixdragon
Feb. 18th, 2018 06:52 pm (UTC)
Some say this so much better than we can. I can only thank them for their words...

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Feb. 18th, 2018 07:21 pm (UTC)
It's rare for a Tribune commentator/columnist to be so raw; I was impressed, and moved.

I had to edit my post to include the actual code for FB's Facebook post; the link just takes you to his timeline which, of course, is moving farther and farther away from the post I referenced. I really don't like FB....

So many hugs back to you, my dear!
eaweek
Feb. 21st, 2018 07:44 pm (UTC)
I'm getting fucking sick of thoughts and prayers, myself. Anyone who offers up thoughts and prayers but who doesn't support sane gun control measures can pound salt up their ass.

ETA: In a similar vein to the Tribune piece, was this one from the Globe: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/02/15/next/ElwL1QCJNjPhwoA849M66I/story.html

Edited at 2018-02-21 07:48 pm (UTC)
kaffyr
Feb. 22nd, 2018 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, every time I hear it, I break out in hives. And I see that Wayne LaPierre finally broke silence.
What did he say? That gun control advocates "hate individual freedoms." What a steaming pile of excrement that man is. Except he's less useful. Excrement can be made into fertilizer.

ETA: Yeah, that was a powerful column. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

pound salt up their ass. Apropos of nothing, this sounds very much like an even nastier comment I grew up with, that [whoever one wishes to yell at or insult] can go pound sand. I wonder if it has to do with being on the East Coast?

Edited at 2018-02-22 03:26 pm (UTC)
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