Well, isn't this just a classic demonstration of the incompetent entities that we, as taxpaying citizens, are forced to fund? The headline glaring at me from The New York Times tells a disillusioning tale so familiar in our society today – 'Police Were Told Maine Gunman Had Threatened to Carry Out Shooting Spree'. As if we needed another reminder of the woeful state our grand “almighty” Federal Government is in. It's not enough that every bleeding heart liberal is trying to convert the Constitutional right of self-defense into a legal circus; now we have outright security failures that are putting innocent lives in jeopardy.
Frankly, it’s horrifying, and disgustingly emblematic of the bureaucratic ineptitude that plagues our law enforcement and justice systems. A clear, direct threat of this magnitude should undoubtedly have precipitated immediate, decisive action. Instead, what seems to have unfurled is a gross denigration of responsibility, a despicable illustration of what liberalism has bred within our society – a complete and absolute disregard for preventive action and an overwhelming affinity for culpability after the fact.
As a staunch conservative, I am appalled; not just at the nature of the incident, which in itself is horrifying, but at the audacious complacency exhibited by the involved governmental bodies. Oh, the irony that the very institutions that the left crows about needing more funding and power are the same ones that fail us, time and again. Yet, according to the liberal discourse, the problem, of course, is firearms, not the blatant lapses in law enforcement. Because why would they blame human error when a simple, lifeless object is there to take the blame?
And so, instead of focusing on the real issue at hand, the left will yet again use this tragedy to fuel their obnoxiously ignorant agenda, vilifying firearms and those who protect our right to bear them. Let's forget that when used responsibly, guns serve as an essential tool for self-defense. They'd rather paint us all with the same brush, tarring every gun owner as a potential mass shooter waiting to explode.
As a gay man myself, I know what it's like to be lumped into a group and have judgements passed without consideration for individuality. It frustrates me to no end that my fellow liberals fail to see the hypocrisy in their arguments. They fight for minority rights and individuality yet fail to see the unfair broad strokes they paint us gun owners with. Firearm ownership does not, by default, equate to an endorsement of violence or lawlessness. But hey, why let nuanced understanding get in the way of a good old-fashioned, fear-mongering bumper sticker slogan?
It's symptomatic, really, of a society that’s renounced personal responsibility and preventative action in favour of pointing fingers and creating scapegoats once the harm is done. It’s an ineffective, myopic method of handling societal issues, yet it is upheld as the pinnacle of liberal policy-making. And until this psychological flaw in the leftist train of thought is rectified, tragedies like this will continue to occur.
In no uncertain terms, the system has failed us, the police have failed us, and once again, we are left picking up the pieces after another preventable incident. And that, dear readers, sends a chilling message about the divisions and biases woven into the very fabric of our society.