(before we start please excuse what grammatical errors I may have missed I suffer from dyslexia)
I’m starting to wonder if there is an NRA spokesperson over the news casts or maybe some round table with words they can say when a shooting happens. Let’s make this clear Vestor Flanagan is a coward, likely an idiot and would have been an easy conviction, but I’m looking back at the James Holmes mass shooting, people unknown to him in a movie theater and more recently the Dylan Roof mass shooting, again victims unknown to him listen to the descriptions you’ll hear young man, adult male, troubled youth etc. Vestor wrote about stalked and went after two former co-workers, with an extra innocent bystander (yes all victims in all cases innocent to clarify) but with this case Flanagan is described as deranged, mentally unstable etc. is that because he killed himself so with this we can only blame gun laws? I don’t see a mental issue? Funny how he held several jobs would have passed several backgrounds checks, and they all missed his mental history? I’m waiting for this mental history to be released (not holding my breath) this idiot whom did not live to face his crimes was calculated, planned, and precise. This would have been an open and shut case, his dumb ass recorded and bragged about it, where is the mental case he can claim? They showed us he was into lifting and evidently his body, labeled him narcissistic for wearing see thru shirts and taking pictures of his physique, so you other elite gym guys that’s you too (not making this up either I witnessed this on tv) It is absurd to me two other men committed mass murder lived to face crimes and were never described as deranged or mentally ill, only young, man adult male, and troubled.
Still think I’m crazy? Go back to 2011 and the shooting of congress woman Gaberielle Giffords by Jared Lee Loughner. “Loughner was described by eyewitnesses at the Arizona shooting as a young white man who looked like a fringe character, in his mid-to-late 20s, clean-shaven with short hair and wearing dark clothing”.
listen to the reports they call him a gunman, bystander, and a man as the story breaks. Media makes me sick. -Vonte
*(before I get started, I apologize in advance for grammatical errors I have dyslexia I catch what I can)
I may lose some friends with this one. This post is not about Dylan Roof per se, I wrote this because I am disappointed in religious beliefs of some of the affected families, as I watched the news coverage some of the families have come out to say they “forgive” Dylan, and I don’t feel you should. This man took someone from your life by his direct actions, he does not deserve your compassion, how dare we lighten his bourdon? Let him seek sympathy from our courts, you haven’t even had to chance to lay your families to rest yet you feel being a good Christian means you forgive this murderer. I am Catholic (and I only say that to say I’m not an atheist not that the religion I was baptized for is any better) My beef is with religion when it is used as an excuse to do wrong or in the case I speak to now could be used for lenience.
Let us all look at situations just as human beings and in the basis of the law. A man took the lives of nine innocent people, why should you forgive him? Those that support what ever part of this, have found it in themselves to donate to his cause if you will and have raised his bail plus. Who helps the nine families in the years that follow? How much was donated to bury the victims? And let me speak once on the joke on the internet, that Caucasians aren’t claiming him, I wont even entertain that notion and really don’t understand how so many did it deserves no response at all it was created to be retweeted (smh).
Another white male mass murderer is captured unharmed, it saddens me when I think of the police and private citizens that took the lives of young and old unarmed black men and yet black lives matter is still a joke to some, no one wants to have the talk about race and as it relates to religion, should not Dylan be double damned? I’m pretty sure I’m not going out on a ledge here to say his mother believed in some denomination of Christianity after all she is from the south (sorry). He sat in a church for some time before he carried out his acts it’s been said patrons were so nice to the outsider that he almost did not go through with it. Almost doesn’t count.
Religion scares me all of it, because its technically something we follow that can’t really be proven values based on rules interpreted by one person during a time when people fled Europe for religious beliefs, do we need religion… Yes just shouldn’t be involved in so many decisions if any at all. Have we all just lost our minds or is common sense as lost as they say chivalry is? -Vonte