On Waukesha

I have become, more or less, inoculated to the toxic shit I read on the internet each day.

We have become a very tribal society and people online make everything into proxy battles in the ongoing culture wars.

Red team vs. Blue team - nothing else matters.

So it shouldn't have shocked me when I started seeing awful tweets from progressives after a psychopath (domestic terrorist?) plowed his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin yesterday, leaving five dead and 48 other injured - many of which were children.

Seeing awful, shitty, miserable, eye-gouging, tweets like this one, did affect me though:

There were many, many, more - this one felt particularly callous, though.

I know I should know better and I know the people on the "Red" team (for which I am tangentially aligned) have been and will be similarly cold-hearted when the next opportunity presents itself.

It bums me out that people saw what happened in Waukesha and decided it was an appropriate time to try and dunk on the other side.

I'm bummed.

It's where we are now, though. Some people honestly (or dishonestly, but it doesn't matter) believe that what happened in Waukesha and Kyle Rittenhouse shooting three people in self-defense last year is an apples to apples comparison.

It goes without saying that Kyle Rittenhouse shooting (and only shooting) three men who were actively trying to bring about grave harm or death is NOT the same as some guy, with a history of sex crimes, domestic abuse charges and who was recently released only $1,000 bail, running down people with his SUV, including The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies:

It doesn't matter to "Blue" team zealots though, because the choice for them is binary - the other side is mad, that means whatever it is that happened can be rationalized as a good or deserved thing, somehow.

They're fucking lunatics and they might be your neighbors.

As difficult as it may be sometimes, do your best not to become a lunatic yourself. Pray for the people in Waukesha.

If you're looking for a way to donate - this fund supports the needs of the families impacted from the mass murder event at the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Happy Monday and God Bless America.