Saturday, January 8, 2011
HOW DARE YOU!!
The Rogue Speaks:
HOW DARE YOU!! YES, YOU! JARED LEE LOUGHNER!!!HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TODAY??? BECAUSE OF POLITICS?? WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO SHOOT SOMEONE IN THE HEAD BECAUSE YOU DISAGREE!!! HOW CAN YOU STAND IN A CROWD OF PEOPLE, SWINGING A WEAPON, SHOOTING AND KILLING PEOPLE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW??? WHO ARE YOU?? YOU SHOT A FEDERAL OFFICIAL AT POINT BLANK RANGE, AND IN YOUR RAGE, YOU SHOT INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE, KILLING A 9 YEAR OLD CHILD AND INJURYING A TOTAL OF 13 PEOPLE!! YOU ARE A MONSTER!!
I am heartsick. I am so angry that I cannot even cry. I know I will cry, though. Maybe later tonight when the whole of this finally sinks in. I will cry when the names of the people who were senselessly killed today are published. I will cry for Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords' husband. I will cry for her parents and her extended family. I will also cry for the state of Arizona, and for America, that this horrible, disgusting, ignorant, sick element has wormed its distructive way into our political system.
The Republican governor, and the Republican government in Arizona has taken us just about as far back into the Old West as they possibly can! Now ANYONE can carry a "gun to town." Yes, readers, it is a new law here!! And the latest on the agenda is a law that allows GUNS ON CAMPUSES!!
And now for the media: Good old CNN, in its rush to get THE SCOOP, announced that Gabby Giffords had DIED!!!! As I write, Gabby is in surgery, but she's not dead yet!! So, what do you say, CNN? Do you say ,"Oops!" and smile sheepishly?
Wake up, America! This could happen in your hometown. It could happen to YOU! It could have happened to me, if, after leaving my meeting this morning, I had chosen to stop at that Safeway on my way home. This is my neighborhood, and I have shopped in that strip mall, and in that store. We are no longer safe. No one is safe. If you have a political bumper sticker on your car, take it off today. The crazy people have been turned loose in this country, and you could be sitting at a stop light, and kapow! You are dead because someone didn't like your bumper sticker, your politics.
I am sure that the people who went to the Safeway to hear Gabby today had no thought that they would never come home again, and their families would be mourning their loss at this very moment. Maybe some of those people were just curious shoppers who happened to stumble onto the scene, and whose grocery carts are sitting in the parking lot with ice cream melting in the bag.
I can't write any more. I am just too sad, and angry, and scared. I hope to God that this never happens in your neighborhood, but if it does, you will know just how I feel.