I don’t know how many layers of ads you’ll have to sit through to read this, but please do — Joan Walsh on the conservative commentariat’s reaction to V-Tech. And no, it’s not to call for more guns in the classroom; it’s the tarring of the victims — yes, the dead people, and the ones in the hospital — for not stopping the shooter. Because that’s what they would have done. Because they are, and you can take this to the bank, very brave manly men who know exactly what they’d do in a similar situation. (They probably have regular drills at home.)
Look. I’m not one of those people who turns to a self-identified liberal or conservative, after one of their like-minded has said something stupid, and demands, “Denounce that!” But I’m wondering why I haven’t heard any — denunciation, that is. The dead haven’t even been buried yet. And here are these prominent, well-compensated jerkoffs essentially saying, “Well, you should have done something.” To a bunch of corpses.
Sometimes I hate this country.