On Monday night, late night television host Samantha Bee took nearly 8 minutes of her show “Full Frontal” to respond to the Orlando massacre. What Bee delivered was a dramatic call to action, described by Forward Progressives as “absolutely flawless.”
Bee began by addressing the many in her position and in that of her viewers who, even in the face of a massacre, do not take what should be done after such an incident seriously.
‘The standard operating procedure is that you stand on stage and deliver some well-meaning words about how we will all get through this together, how love wins, how love conquers hate. And that is great and that is beautiful. But you know what? F*ck it! I’m too angry for that! Love does not win unless we start loving each other enough to fix our f*cking problems!’
Some of that loving each other enough is undoubtedly the concentrated and relentless effort to turn the government back to the people. In other words, love is just words unless you actually do something.
That something may be voting out corrupt politicians who have guns as mistresses, or it may be working to integrate LGBT people into their local community without sacrificing their identity. Either way, love is just a word unless you do something.
Bee went on to point out some of the most obscenely glaring lacks of active love in the Orlando situation.
As Forward Progressives reports, “She then ran down how absurd it was that the killer was still legally allowed to purchase guns.”
‘He beat his ex-wife; he’d been reported, multiple times, to his employer as homophobic and unhinged; and the FBI had twice questioned him for ties to terrorism. But none of these things disqualified him from legally buying a gun that shoots 45 rounds a minute.’
If the love had been strong enough before the shooting, what Bee points out wouldn’t have been the case.
But it wasn’t.
For those who are not still grieving, love is not going to win unless, as Bee so eloquently put it Monday night, concerned citizens actually f*cking do something.
What will it take? 500 dead? 5000?
Guess what? 6,034 people have died in the United States of America from gun violence since January 1, 2016.
You can watch Bee’s segment below.
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