In lieu of today’s Bread Crumbs from the Void, I present this piece entitled “Waiting for the Day” originally published in the August 2016 issue of Drunk Monkeys magazine. The issue in question was a direct response to the violence which seems to increasingly permeate our society. I detest the fact that a year on this not only remains relevant, but absolutely no efforts have been made to remedy the situation. I detest the pro-gun lobby, the politicians in their pockets, and the nationalist whack-jobs who have collectively proclaimed that their right to own automatic and semi-automatic penile implants eclipses their fellow humans’ rights to live.
I am not naïve or ignorant enough to believe that guns will ever be completely eradicated. There remain to be far too many who profit off of those citizens incapable of critical thinking who continue to drink the NRA Kool-Aid and jerk off to the sight of their own arsenal. I also do not claim to have all the answers, but allow me to be clear:
If you do not support common sense gun regulations, you approve of murder. If you do not acknowledge the necessity for an overhaul of the mental health industry in this country, you approve of murder. Further, if you are one of the millions of foolhardy knuckle-draggers clinging to an outdated amendment to justify your obsession with firearms, you approve of murder.
Read this. Absorb this. Mass shootings should not be something which is woven into the fabric of everyday life. Just like the current administration, this is not normal. Something has to change.