Tuesday, October 3, 2017

In A Fallen World Marked By Human Depravity

I woke up in the middle of the night on Sunday horrified to learn a gunman had opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas.  The initial reporting said the total number of dead was 50 with more than 200 wounded.  As day turned into night the death toll had risen to 59 with the number of wounded reaching 527.
It was the deadliest US mass shooting in nearly a century, carried out, authorities say, by a reclusive real estate investor and gambler who'd hauled 23 weapons up to his 32nd-floor room and turned it into a hunting platform.
It is still far too early in the investigation of this massacre to know very much about this deranged man.  All anyone can go on is what his brother has told the media, “We know nothing. If you told me an asteroid fell it would mean the same to me. There’s absolutely no sense, no reason he did this. He’s just a guy who played video poker and took cruises and ate burritos at Taco Bell. There’s no political affiliation that we know of. There’s no religious affiliation that we know of.”

The first thing I noticed after trying to compose myself were the vile things that began to appear on Twitter and Facebook. The repulsive gravedancers-turned-hyenas began their predation of the victims by willfully cutting themselves off from the human race.
CBS has fired Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s vice president and senior counsel, after a bizarre and disgraceful tweet saying that she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” 
Her comments proved deeply embarrassing for the legacy network prompting management to issue the following statement:
“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”
Geftman-Gold’s original social media thread was deleted, but not by her.
CBS has been exposed for its hatred of anyone not living in New York or California.  In June of this year, it was Scott Pelley who questioned whether the assassination attempt on GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise on a baseball practice field was “foreseeable, predictable and to some degree, self-inflicted.” 

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