BB: Why the shootings mean that we must support my politics

Via Boing Boing, replace “bombings” with “shootings” and you get the gist of it:

Many people will use this terrible tragedy as an excuse to put through a political agenda other than my own. This tawdry abuse of human suffering for political gain sickens me to the core of my being. Those people who have different political views from me ought to be ashamed of themselves for thinking of cheap partisan point-scoring at a time like this. In any case, what this tragedy really shows us is that, so far from putting into practice political views other than my own, it is precisely my political agenda which ought to be advanced.

Not only are my political views vindicated by this terrible tragedy, but also the status of my profession. Furthermore, it is only in the context of a national and international tragedy like this that we are reminded of the very special status of my hobby, and its particular claim to legislative protection. My religious and spiritual views also have much to teach us about the appropriate reaction to these truly terrible events.

People are going to take this tragedy and relate to it in terms they understand, whether those are personal or political or other. Everyone is going to have their own take and approach and either push it on others or take offense to how others approach it. But ultimately 99% of these people are simply trying to cope with something that is just too much to comprehend, especially with the even so close at hand. Just keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.

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