Saturday, January 01, 2022

More Trouble On The Way

 Hello, and welcome to 2022. I'll be your host for the foreseeable future, so don't bother trying to adjust your set. This is the way things are, and I apologize. We are currently busy trying to keep a shooting war from breaking out between the United States and Russia over the Ukraine, as well as attempting to limit the spread of a deadly disease before the planet becomes uninhabitable for those of us left standing. 

Oh, and the Denver metro area was witness to yet another mass shooting. Before I go on, I feel it is worth mentioning that Colorado seems to have been on the ugly end of the stick when it comes to nimrods with guns. 2021 was a pretty rotten year for victims of multiple homicides. Or a pretty good year if you happen to be a psychopath. 

Like the guy in Denver, who killed five, wounded two others, and was eventually cornered and killed by a police officer returning fire. This was a guy who had already been investigating for being a whacko in 2020 and earlier in 2021, but was not taken into custody. You may note here that I did not attempt to euphemize his mental condition or state. This is because I believe that would be an insult to those who are mentally ill. After shooting three people, he set a van on fire, and that's when police began to take chase. 

It is possible that they might have done everyone a favor for locking him up after he wrote three books and sold them on Amazon. Books that received many five star reviews. Books that were called "An epic story about the human condition. It's about artificial intelligence. It's about the emasculation of the alpha male. It's a love story, a hate story. It's mean. It's poetic"

And were described by others in less gushing terms: “It’s important to note, as another one-star reviewer did, that this book presents characters who give full vent to their sexism, racism, and every other -ism kept out of mainstream discourse.”

Yeah. I know. Free speech. Why shouldn't someone be allowed to publish his fantasies about hunting down other human beings? It's when that poison pen starts leaking into the real-life water supply. It's about when the fantasy becomes reality. If you happen to be a member of Congress and post videos that show you attacking colleagues with a sword, you can get censured. It feels as if the veil between these worlds is getting mighty thin. 

And now it's 2022. I'm certain that things will only get better from here. In the meantime, feel free to see what's on other channels. 

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