A Dangling Branch

Bang Bang You’re Dead

I never had anyone I could call “Master.” No Christ ever died for me. No Buddha pointed the way for me. On the mountains of my dreams no Apollo or Athena ever appeared to illuminate my soul.
– Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet, 70.

Yet another school shooting. It’s infuriating to see the legislative inertia of how to deal with this problem. I think every lawmaker should be arrested and tried for accessory to murder for allowing this to happen over and over and over again. And I’m not talking about putting them in Club Fed, either. No, they should be put in the same for-profit prisons they ship the black folks off to.

Deal with the guns. Deal with the mental health. Deal with the misogyny/racism/homophobia that is inherent in all of these acts. Just dealing with one of these won’t solve things. Deal with it all.

Actually, the more I think about it, the more like the sending lawmakers to prison idea.