Friday, June 19, 2015
Nightmarish evil in the form of a young man came to a South Carolina church Wednesday night. He walked in the door, took a seat with others in a Bible study meeting, and waited - no doubt smiling and nodding over the course of an hour - after which some unspeakable, pustulent growth in his soul ripened and burst...and the killing began.
He shot 9 black men and women to death, pausing to reload his weapon several times, then spared one woman so she could "tell the world what happened."
But what he really wanted was for the world to know his name. To give him notoriety, even of the most heinous kind, because he believed it better than the nameless obscurity which he actually deserved.
Which is why you won't see his name or face here. Fame is not a just reward for being a murderous loser.
The tragedy of what happened to those 9 victims is unfathomable. And there will certainly be a second tragedy when this horror is eagerly appropriated and manipulated for political purposes, because such is the sad nature of our times.
So Hope n' Change would like to preemptively clear the air by naming some of those who are not to blame for this massacre: Democrats or Republicans. White people or black people. Al Sharpton or Rush Limbaugh.
Neither the NRA nor the NAACP is to blame. Not Facebook, Youtube, Twitter or Instagram. This is not the fault of Barack Obama, movies, television, Rap music, violent video games, schools, religion or atheism.
The list could go on endlessly, because there is only one person at fault here. A nameless, faceless hate-filled punk who is certainly insane.
We only hope that our nation can maintain its own sanity enough to remember that simple fact over the next few days.