Sunday 23 September 2018

Crisis actors are the latest move in America's danse macabre

Dance of the presidents: Trump meets a group of students who survived last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school
Dance of the presidents: Trump meets a group of students who survived last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

So, another week, another mass shooting in America.

This is the dance, and we all know the moves by now - a mass shooting occurs, anti-gun people accuse the gun lobby of wanting to kill children. The pro-gun lobby express their horror at the shooting, while also accusing the anti-gun lobby of trying to take away Americans' right to bear arms and pave the way for Government tyranny. The Democrats blast the Republicans. The Republicans accuse the Democrats of playing politics with a tragedy.

The left hand of the media demands that all guns be removed, which will never happen. The right hand of the media suggests arming teachers, which should never happen.

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