Nat­u­ral and man-made dis­as­ters politi­cized

South Florida Times - - OPINION -

on which there has been no agree­ment in this coun­try for a very long time?”

Seems not. First thing this morn­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton tweeted blam­ing the NRA. But the worst thing I heard was a quote from one of CBS’ top lawyers who since has been fired for her ob­scene com­ments. For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent and Se­nior Coun­sel Hal­lie Geft­man-Gold tweeted that the Las Ve­gas shoot­ing vic­tims didn’t de­serve any sym­pa­thy be­cause coun­try mu­sic fans are of­ten gun-tot­ing Repub­li­cans.

Wow! The vic­tims of the dead­li­est shoot­ing in mod­ern U.S. his­tory don’t even de­serve sym­pa­thy? Such ha­tred! Such vit­riol! Some wit­nesses claim it was worse than any scenes they saw in Iraq.

Add that to the hor­rific scenes we’ve seen com­ing in from the hur­ri­cane-rav­aged is­lands of Puerto Rico, Do­minica, the Vir­gin Is­lands, etc. and the city of Hous­ton and oth­ers in Texas and Louisiana.

And we can’t for­get the horrible scenes of de­struc­tion that Irma left in the en­tire state of Florida. Even the street in front of my house looks like a war zone with all the dead trees and branches that Irma de­stroyed as she made her way from Key West all the way up the state.

So you can ask your­self if God is pun­ish­ing Amer­ica be­cause it seems lib­eral politi­cians are mov­ing us away from Chris­tian prin­ci­ples. Or you can run to­ward the prin­ci­ple of man-made cli­mate change. You can read all the so­cial me­dia posts which want to blame all these prob­lems on Don­ald Trump.

We know that nat­u­ral dis­as­ters are the work of Mother Na­ture or bet­ter yet, God. But while we don’t know the rea­son a sup­pos­edly rich man took 10 – 20 guns and hun­dreds of am­mu­ni­tion into a lux­ury ho­tel to rein evil on 22,000 fun-lov­ing in­di­vid­u­als, we do know that none of these re­cent tragedies had any­thing to do with race, re­li­gion or po­lit­i­cal be­liefs.

And for those who want to blame guns for the Ve­gas tragedy, we could very well all be liv­ing in Chicago, oth­er­wise known as “Chi-Raq” for its con­stant gun vi­o­lence in spite of strict gun laws, where al­ready

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