Today, Stephen Paddock, a deluded, deranged, depressed, millionaire, from a small town in Nevada committed suicide in a Las Vegas hotel. Tragically, beforehand, he tried to take 600 people with him. He shot 586 outdoor concert-goers from his hotel window, before shooting himself. He killed 59 people and wounded another 527 in the worst mass shooting in US history. The grief and pain of the victims and thousands of loved ones is unthinkable, and indescribable.
President Trump showed true class in his address to the nation. His speech held not one shred of politics, only honest compassion for the victims, their families, and friends.
Meanwhile, the political wolves began to howl partisan slogans, about gun control.
Gun control? How about a CDC campaign against prescription hatred addiction and vitriol overdoses?
Hayley Geftman-Gold, CBS vice president and senior counsel, posted on Facebook: “I’m actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters,” and, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing.”
This is heartless, dispassionate, disregard, of death, pain & suffering, in Las Vegas. She dismissed empathy for the victims and families of the tragedy. This is a frightening manifestation of a widespread mental illness – ideological, borderline-personality, “left-supremacism.”
Here is a scary question: How many “friends” does she have on Facebook? She must have felt safe posting her feelings to them. Who would share, or be sympathetic to, such a soulless, sociopathic viewpoint?
CBS quickly disowned and fired her. But she and her madness are not gone. If anything, she now has more free time and a lot more anger, to power her rhetoric and spread the word. I shudder to think that people with similar beliefs are kneeling next to me in church. The harm their hatred does is pernicious, poison in the spiritual air we breathe.
She needs our prayers too, to heal herself and her “friends.” But not before we pray for the souls of the dead, and the hearts of the living who mourn them.