During last night’s State of the Union address President Obama came through much as expected. Most revealing was that part of the sermon where he focused on the economy. Essentially, we got a rehash of insistences that record increases to record deficits on record debts were the only way to save the US economy and the notion that insane public spending made taxation against job creators a moral imperative. So on the economy, the President is essentially admitting that the US is fucked.
Notwithstanding his fantasies of a utopian re-imagining of a Soviet-style concept of economic ‘management’ (read interference by the state, confiscation/nationalization of investments and ideas, limitations on consumer choice and crony capitalism as the key economic drivers until the whole things collapses in on itself like a burning shack in the California mountains), this CEO is essentially shouting that the solution to the disease is to kill the patient.
Victim Porn. Yeah, I’m saying it – it’s kind of like Climate Porn (i.e. global warming causes asteroids to fall from the sky, town hammered by showers as rainbows rip through the town square) and a distant cousin of the more benign Food Porn (food shows that skip right over the cooking).
Having seen it so often here, during the Liberal run to impose gun control in the years following the terrible tragedy at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal I’m not surprised. I have no trouble calling it despicable. And it’s sick for all the same reasons in the USA today as it was here throughout most of the 90s, except that in Canada it also hid behind the crazy notion of collective male guilt and violence in its attempts to muzzle valid arguments.
Obama has been using the families of the shooting victims shamelessly. If the arguments were honest, it could be justified. But, like stage props, children and families seem to appear at every major Obama event at ‘gun-control time’. We never hear a word from the families insisting on armed protection for their kids – a couple from Sandy Hook, that I am aware of and millions more nationwide. Never a word in the mainstream press about how very few of all the kids getting murdered in the USA, largely to handguns in ‘gun-free’ states or cities, that this legislation is aimed at protecting.
But if anybody disagrees with these policies that offer so little remedy to the actual problems, then that person surely hates children and want them to die. Never mind that the policies overlook issues like gang violence among and within ‘politically sensitive’ communities which account for the VAST majority of gun deaths. It’s utter bullshit and not only makes light of the those victims who it wouldn’t have helped and it tries to slime anyone who disagrees as heartless of dangerous as a means to try and ‘shoot the messenger’ when their lies are challenged.
So yes, as odious as ‘victim porn’ might sound, that is what Obama is engaged in, as surely as we saw it done here in Canada. It’s ghoulish and only qualifies as ‘soft core’ because it could be worse. He could be out there with a shovel digging up the victims to hide his hopeless policies behind.
Anybody who insists that anyone who disagrees with their flawed policies is uncaring, heartless, inhuman, bigoted, hates women, and/or any of these other asinine accusations, is a liar and a slanderer. This is cheap trade on the backs of those causes and people. That they have the audacity to hurl these accusations of ‘hate’ on behalf of the victims only proves who the real haters are and the complicity of the mainstream media in demonizing people as they pretend to define the middle ground.
The Union has had better days, folks.