I started out this post trying to write something insightful about guns and religion, but I just kept typing the kind of douchey nonsense that’s already polluting our psyches. Why add to the steaming pile of this week’s nonsense?
I’m turning off the news and going on a hike with my friends. If you pass a fabulous looking LGBT couple, say hello and smile. Same thing if you pass some Muslims. The sort of horrendous shit that happened in Orlando manifests when people feel isolated and excluded.
Get off your stupid keyboards and show up in the real world. These dickhead politicians aren’t going to do shit no matter how much noise they make.
Radical Islamic terrorism is real. Homophobia is real. Gun violence is real. Racism is real.
You know what else is real? Friendship and hope and kindness and decency. It’s in short supply these days, but it doesn’t have to be. Open the floodgates on all that shit. It’s the only thing that’s ever even come close to putting out the infernal fires of the darkest of human hearts.
I don’t honestly know if we’re better than all this, but we can try to be.