A Moment of Silence for ALL the victims.
This past weekend, Jovan Belcher shot his baby's Mama during a moment of heated domestic dispute. Then he went to the Kansas City Chief Team Facilities and thanked the General Manager and his Coaches profusely for giving him a chance as an undrafted free agent to become a starter in the NFL, before walking away from them as they tried to talk to him, and shoot himself dead.
What really happened here? For the corporate mass media machine, it's an increased ratings opportunity. The chance to sell another juicy voyeur fix to feed the vicarious titillation addictions of the spectating masses. It's also another career opportunity for Journalist school graduates and Communication majors to stare earnestly into the camera lenses and emote passionately while they tell their viewing audience what they are supposed to think and feel about the story.
If the talking heads are memorable enough in their performances, it could mean big things for their career trajectories as mass media personalities. Especially if they follow the creed of 21st century politically correct, progressive idolatry: WWSAD? "Never let a serious crisis go to waste." Never miss a chance to advance another facet of the Population CONTROL agenda!
In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: “something like this really puts it all in perspective.” Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please.
Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well, that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. “Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”
“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.” “In the coming days, (Jovan) Belcher’s actions” and their possible connections to football, “will be analyzed…. Who knows?” But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher “didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
Why yes, it's "Teh Gunz Culture!" It's not the State sanctioned and subsidized broken homes that create the conditions that make these atrocities regular occurrences in our culture!
I'm mystified. How have I lived for the past 20 years in the possession of a collection of various firearms and all other manner of lethal weaponry, and avoided the irresistible compulsion to shoot, stab, slice, bludgeon and kill any of my family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers and associates who may momentarily annoy or anger me?
Let's take a closer look at the reported situation:
Kasandra Perkins had gone out Friday night with girlfriends to a Trey Songz concert "to take a break," said friend Lynell Diggs. "He [Belcher] didn't want her going out with the baby at home," said Diggs, who was among the group of friends at the concert. Cousin Angela Perkins, who said she spent time at the couple's home both before and after their daughter was born, said the stress of having a baby just before the season and Belcher's constant time away from home for practices and road games "really put a strain" on the relationship. "There was just a lot going on. She was stressed. He was stressed," Perkins said. "It just started to go bad, but they had the child, and they were trying to make it work."
Upon reading this case, the very first thing I thought of was that I bet he was raised in a single mother household, and never learned to control his emotions or temper his masculine aggression.
In a minute's worth of googling my hunch was confirmed:
Belcher told the newspaper he credited his mother, Cheryl Shepard, and three older sisters with giving him support. "My mother is a hardworking woman," he said. "To see her overcome some things and succeed, it makes me look at things and say, 'This isn't even hard.' I didn't really have a father figure, so they provided nice guidance for me."
No surprises here. News reports, commentary and opinion pieces in the mainstream media social engineering machine will always wax poetic about these increasingly common tragedies with bromides like "Questions Remain" and "We may never understand why."
Most of us around these parts know exactly why these things happen regularly in our Brave New World Order's Matriarchy. Every person personally connected with this story is a victim in some shape or form of the real domestic violence occurring today - the destruction of the father headed family by the Feminist driven bureaucracy that supports, upholds and perpetuates the culture of the "alternative family" based on the continued subsidization of the Single Mother Household as the unstable and highly volatile foundation for society.
On a tangential note, Chief's Quarterback Brady Quinn had the best press conference statement on this grim affair:
“The one thing people can hopefully try to take away, I guess, is the relationships they have with people,” Quinn told reporters after the game. “I know when it happened, I was sitting and, in my head, thinking what I could have done differently. When you ask someone how they are doing, do you really mean it? When you answer someone back how you are doing, are you really telling the truth?
“We live in a society of social networks, with Twitter pages and Facebook, and that’s fine, but we have contact with our work associates, our family, our friends, and it seems like half the time we are more preoccupied with our phone and other things going on instead of the actual relationships that we have right in front of us. Hopefully, people can learn from this and try to actually help if someone is battling something deeper on the inside than what they are revealing on a day-to-day basis.”
I knew I wasn't the only one that has noticed we are in the midst of Mobile Affirmation Device - fueled Palm Zombie Apocalypse!