Talking head but no leg to stand on. It doesn’t matter because the conspiracy fits their agenda. Their paste-face idol proclaims it to be truth and it’s enough evidence for them. Radicalization unregulated in the name of free speech and constitutional rights. Yet they all cock their brows and crinkle their noses as they demand mountains of evidence from the oppressed who wish for the same chance to proclaim truth- but don't you dare call them bigoted. The truth is a jagged pill to swallow- unlike the soothing swill of sanctimonious slabber from the mouth of their favorite head- so they swiftly spit it out and the opportunity to learn is missed. Again. When we refuse to learn from history we refuse to learn for the present, we refuse a better future. When we view tragedy as a rarity we miss the patterns. Again. It's not "bad people do bad things." It's not simple. It's our ever-present culture of violence. This violence, this blood, this suffering, is in our DNA because we methodically miss the truth, again and again and again. The truth is that tragedy and violence are preventable but we won't work to prevent it and we won't withdraw from our contributions. The talking heads never pay respects. They never report the tragedies, they report the conspiracy. They feed the agenda by bringing up the possible threat of a competing agenda. They embody the fake news they always warn you about. When the tragic stories of the human beings who have fatally suffered at the hands of our bigotry are regularly used by pundits to fuel more hatred and we gobble it up like it's popcorn that gently guzzles down our greasy gullets — when we believe in the news more than we believe in our people — we are missing our humanity. Always. How many more tragedies will we have to witness before we decide it’s time to change the channel?
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