I don’t do this often, but when I do? I put my thick skin on, because I know it’s bound to piss someone (or many someones) off. *shrug*
This post may be controversial.
It may even cost me followers, readers, and friends, but if I don’t post this, then I am a big, fat hypocrite, and I can take being called a LOT of names, but hypocrite is not one of them. So I’m about to piss some people off, but oh, well.
My filter is out the back door, so if you are sensitive to R-rated language? Consider yourself warned, because I’m pissed off.
I’m a pacifist. Always have been, always will be, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions and I don’t get mad. As I mentioned, above? I’m beyond angry.
This “thing” that happened in San Bernardino yesterday…The “thing” everyone is tiptoeing around? The event that was possibly workplace violence? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t. Yes, that’s me calling bullshit.
On a Facebook post earlier this evening I linked a news article to my page; it basically stated that one of our leaders (okay, our Commander in Chief) said that this “shooting could be related to terrorism.”
This was after the press conference earlier today where the San Bernardino Police Chief explained what all had been found in a house they searched:
“At their home, they had 12 pipe bombs, tools for making more explosives, and over 3,000 rounds of ammunition, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said in a grim morning-after inventory that suggested Wednesday’s bloodbath could have been far worse.”
This guy had social media contact with folks on the FBI’s watch list. He was in no trouble at work, had worked for the county for several years, and pulled off what pretty much looks like a well planned attack on his co-workers at a Christmas banquet. (The use of the words “holiday” and “Christmas” were interchangeable, depending on which media outlet you looked at.)
The guy and his wife dropped their baby off with Grandma, stating they had a doctor’s appointment. They didn’t have a doctor’s appointment. They had an appointment to kill a bunch of people. A bunch of AMERICAN people. Do we want to even touch on his trip to do the Hajj?
Now, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, why in the hell would you say that it could be related to water foul, or maybe even, you know…DUCKS?????
Let’s stop being so damned sensitive to everyone’s emotional needs, shall we? Nobody is really concerned what is said about Christians in this nation, yet I don’t see them taking out shitloads of people in the name of their jihad…errrrr…religion. Sorry. My PC halo slipped a bit. That’s okay, though, as it’s my blog and I think that halo is about to shatter when it hits the ground.
I was brought up in a very Catholic household and I still cling to many Christian beliefs, although I don’t label my spirituality, which is another story entirely. Do I get pissed off when people slam the crap out of Westboro Baptist? Hell, no. Those folks are whack jobs, and extremists in their own right. Do they classify all Christians? No, they do not.
Do I hate Muslims? NO! I don’t honestly believe all Muslims are going to go out and kill the infidels because we don’t all believe the same thing. It is what it is. But these extremists that are after the American way of life? They piss me the hell off. I’m not supposed to hate, and I am supposed to love my neighbor, but I gotta tell ya. It’s getting increasingly difficult to love a bunch of extremists that are taking out innocent lives by the dozen, and I hate to say it, but I am learning how to hate.
Our president is pussyfooting around, being careful not to offend the sensitivities of Muslims by generalizing. C’mon, man…Grow a freaking pair, okay? By being sensitive, you are basically condoning the slaughter of our citizens, many of whom voted your ass into office. How about getting mad, already? These people are Americans. You’re supposed to be the leader of our free world, yet you are so concerned about being PC that you are letting shit get swept up under the rug in the name of political correctness.
I am crude and vulgar at times, so I check myself in the workplace, because that’s just what you do when you work, yet even in my day to day personal dealings, I am finding that I have to second guess everything that comes out of my mouth for fear of OFFENDING someone, anyone, because these days? EVERYONE is offended about something. DEAL WITH IT. I grew up in the 70’s and people got butt hurt. They also got over it and didn’t go knocking people off because of it.
Earlier this year, the rebel flag came under attack. People got all grade of offended. The Civil War is over, people. I don’t agree with what happened at all, but I don’t plan on shooting or even giving the stink-eye to people that don’t want to erase history. (One of my besties is from Germany and while she doesn’t agree with what Hitler did? She isn’t trying to erase history. See the parallel?)
What the hell is wrong with us that we can’t stand up for what we believe in (in this case, being American) without fear of offending someone and getting a cap popped in our asses?
Y’all we need to stand up to these extremest assholes, and call it what it is; terrorism. I don’t care if it’s at the hands of extremists or gang members; it’s still terrorism and we’re not supposed to give in to them. Yet we are. This most recent “situation” being a prime example.
The damned press, who are supposed to be reporting fair and unbiased news (excuse me while I wipe the water that flew out of my nose while I was laughing when I typed that), is pussyfooting around the obvious.
STOP IT! This is OUR country. Take it the hell back, already.
Gawd, I’m pissed off.
I get that the guy that went postal on Planned Parenthood in Colorado last weekend was a Christian, based on the crosses on his western NC home, but he was mentally left of center. His neighbors who hadn’t seen him in some time attested that they had been relieved that he wasn’t around much in the last year or so. He was bonkers and unstable. He took a gun and did his stupid thing (which I am not justifying, to clarify – I am just trying to point out the difference between one whack-job that happened to be Christian and someone who would have killed more than they did if the pipe bomb on the toy remote controlled car hadn’t malfunctioned while they executed a well-planned slaughter of county workers at a holiday lunch banquet), and was a one man judge and jury. But this guy wasn’t sitting on a bunker full of IED-making equipment, 3K rounds of ammo and some pipe bombs. Just sayin’.
None of this was right, but nobody pussy footed around this asshole’s feelings.
Let the flames begin and may the odds be ever in your favor. 😡
Until next time…
EDITED TO ADD THE FOLLOWING ON DEC. 4:
Well, I can’t say I am surprised by THIS. It really IS water foul! (More specifically? DUCKS!)
Um, ‘holding signs’ not “ho,ding sings.” Oops. Dammit.
Hehehe…I knew what you meant!
Oh and by the way, have you heard about the couple in Raleigh whose hobby is going to the Planned Parenthood facility every Saturday and peacefully protesting the protesters? I saw that one on a national news story not long ago. They do bizarre random shit like standing next to the protesters who are ho,ding sings like “abortion is murder,” etc. and the couple will be holding signs that say stuff like “I like carrots,” or just “turtles.” You know the signs with the arrows that point to the side and says “I’m with stupid?” Sometimes they get less random and will stand beside a protester with a sign that says “Expert on women’s rights.” Seriously, don’t you love it? They never confront anyone, they just follow them around with their own signs. If I ever get riled up and have the time I think I’ll join them with a sign that just says “Princess Consuela Banana Hammock.”
I love this! I would SO do this…I hate confrontation, and this is a winner!
It pu-ISSES me off when media and law enforcement refer to criminals as “gentlemen.” Oh HELL no! Whatever happened to “suspect?” and even more importantly, once convicted, what the hell happened to “felon?” I think very highly of my small town’s Chief of Police, but he has a bad case of “gentleman.” Sometimes it’s all I can do to keep from asking him if he would refer to a convicted criminal as a “gentleman” if he had raped his mama or sister. Yeah, I know, I’m not being PC. But gentleman? NO!!!!
Yeah, no…These guys aren’t gentlemen. It’s like they are the “anti-gentlemen.”
So I agree with you that being PC goes way too far, but I do not agree with you that that was the case here in the San Bernadino shootings.
Terrorism is not personal for the terrorist. They have a message and they send it through violence so that it will be heard. They do not know their victims. Going postal is personal. The attacker perceives a slight by his co-workers/associates/community and gets them back for this hurt.
The San Bernadino incident wasn’t either or was both. That’s why they are pussyfooting around it. No one knows what to call it. It was obvious the guy and his wife were planning something on a terrorist level, but if shooting up the company holiday/Christmas party was it, it was a pretty weak message as terrorism goes and there’s some evidence that it was personal. The act was very much more in line with a going Postal event than anything else, despite the gear and equipment.
Both the definitions of postal or terrorism are separate from the mental state of the aggressor. The guy who shot up the Planned Parenthood was a total nut job, but in his nuttyness, he was sending a message, not making a personal attack. He was a terrorist. Granted, terrorists tend to be more “sane” than those going postal, but it’s not the mental state, that defines the act. It’s the message the act is sending that defines it.
It’s not being PC If no one knows what the message was.
I will agree to disagree with you on this. He was in touch with people on the FBI wanted list, went to Hajj, came back with a wife and later, a beard. Not that I find beards a terrorism red flag. The hubs has one, though I wish he wouldn’t…
But whatever it was still doesn’t excuse the overuse of Political Correctness.
There are too many signs that point to terrorism, even in this guy’s case.
But thank you for not flaming the shit out of me. 🙂