Friday, October 2, 2015

Trump’s pragmatic fatalism vs Obama’s political whoring in the matter of the Oregon shooter.

Via comment by Quartermain on CCW Vet Was Prevented From Stopping Oregon Gunman ...

As far as the Oregon shooting is concerned, Donald Trump’s comments are correct and on the money.

Trump noted:

“You’re going to have these things happen and it’s a horrible thing to behold, horrible…It’s not politically correct to say that, but you’re going to have difficulty and that will be for the next million years, there’s going to be difficulty and people are going to slip through the cracks. What are you going to do, institutionalize everybody?”

This is the politics of pragmatism and reality. In fact, I would even call them the “anti-politics” for this viewpoint does not make grand, dramatic promises and fantastical allusions to fixing problems endemic to collective human culture. Essentially Trump is telling us one simple truth: people are shit.

Live with it. We don’t need to react like nervous lemmings with speeches wailing about how things need to be changed every time something “bad” happens.

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