Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Uncomfortable Laughter

Want to know what I'm pissed off about regarding the video below?

Why in the world is there laughter when the President makes the following comment?

"The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people ..."

The events he touches on during this discussion are serious ... dead serious.  

Life and death serious.

Gun control and the inefficiency of Congress to pass some of the most common sense laws concerning gun control. What has gone wrong in the meantime because of Congress' ineffectual buffoonery. In both the videos, the discussion holds a gravity of such weight you can't help but consider some of the things he states and be amazed by them.

And then? Most amazing of all? People laugh at the "monopoly" comment.

When I first heard this, my jaw immediately dropped. I don't know whether it says anything about what's on the minds of the people in the audience, I don't know if they're truly listening, I don't know if they simply don't get it. But what the President is addressing is anything but comical.

This is no laughing matter. Some mentally deranged motorhead with a screwed up agenda goes on a life-changing rampage, the President himself is just this side of dumbfounded while talking about it ... and the audience is yucking it up.

I find this amazing and sad at the same time ...

"The question then becomes: "Well, what can we do about it?" The only thing that's going to change is public opinion. If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change."

With a public response like that laughter? And at a grave comment such as that? No wonder the gun control situation is stagnant. One can see why Congress won't take a comment such as that seriously ...

Of course, I'm exaggerating at what Congress would do. Right?

No. Not really ...

.......... Ruprecht ( STOP ) 319

1 comment:

  1. "Did he say 'crazy'? That's a comedy word! I'd better laugh!"

    Don't forget, this is the country where people proudly admit they rely on 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' for their news. We love the LOLZ!
    With that in mind, I'd like to recall the wisdom of Mr. Christopher Rock Esq.:
    "...if a bullet cost five thousand dollars there would be no more innocent bystanders."
    This makes more sense than anything I've seen from those actually 'in charge'.