America’s Dealing With Gun Violence Like a Lazy College Student
Yesterday, another school shooting happened and I had the nerve not to be immediately enraged and disheartened by it. It’s either I’ve become a robot, I’m suffering from Acute Outrage Fatigue Syndrome or these tragedies happen too often to punch me in the chest like they used to. I think I’ll go with number 3.
36 school shootings have happened in 2014 alone and we’re only half way through the year. That means we’re averaging more than 1 shooting a week at places we send our kids to learn. We have failed so bad that the word “fail” is currently holding a grudge against us for giving it a bad name.
It really makes no sense that we won’t do anything related to gun control on a federal level with all these shootings happening. Meanwhile, I gotta go through airport security in socks and bring only 3oz of lotion because THAT ONE TIME THE DUDE TRIED AND FAILED. O__o How many shootings will happen before something changes? It’s like America skipped Logic & Reasoning 101 in college.
This lead to the exchange below between me and Ama McKinley of YouAretheTruth.com on Facebook.
Ama: [cocks head to side like a Collie] It’s almost like… America doesn’t give any s*its about Children. Shootings make for good speeches. And memorials. And sad communities. But not legislation, unless it’s No Child Left Behind.
Luvvie: Maybe we took the Logic & Reasoning class but we slept through all the discussions and only went to lecture on the first day of the semester.
Ama: Maybe we just asked some other country for the notes. Or were to busy taking self-righteous selfies in class, talmbout #scholar.
Luvvie: We were playing ultimate frisbee on the quad the entire semester.
Ama: Planning homecoming step show outfits in August, when that refund check came out. Gtfoh ‘Merica.
Luvvie: America went and bought hella pajama pants so when it did show up, it was with minimal effort. America was the kid who thought dress pants were all black yoga pants. Chile…
Ama: ‘Merica remembers every probate for the last 7 yrs…but no one knows his major. Are you even enrolled here, sir?
Luvvie: America’s a super super senior getting a Leisure Studies degree but on academic probation. Please explain yourself.
Ama: America says he’s a student of life and can’t stand the university structure. But lives on campus and has a meal plan. O_O
Luvvie: But he wants to be president of the Student Council and everyone’s all “how about you get your shit together first?”
Ama: It isn’t clear if America ever graduated, but he got a job in Student Activities as the Greek adviser. You like it here, huh?
We ALL knew America in college. Seriously.
Ama: The one at my school was named Frog. I never knew that buddy was NOT enrolled, but he and his friends formed a Snap Team and would battle folks. And when “Party Like a Rockstar” came out, this young man was on campus with an electric guitar and no amp. I can’t make this ish up. …Somehow all of those id’jots got jobs in DC talmbout #WhoRunIt.
LMAO!!! Ama had me howling!
But for real, get it together U.S. of A.! We can’t keep standing around twiddling our thumbs like this.
I can’t even.
* Australia Has Eliminated Gun Massacres By Doing What the U.S. Doesn’t Have the Guts For – PolicyMic
* All 74 School Shootings Since Newtown, In One Depressing Map – Huffington Post