The mass murder of America’s little ones in their classroom has cast America into a grieving state. Our hearts are broken. And our government is broken. We have one Democratic Party and one nihilist party, meaning that the Republicans have shrugged off their morals and professionalism. But there is hope.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned people away from hopelessness to reality. Yes, we let 19 children die at the hands of mass murderers. But we have one truly remarkable ability, according to the former First Lady, “We can and must change:”
‘A society that allows its children to be murdered at school has failed its children. But we can and must change.’
In their bleak former Republican world, its leaders and followers believe in “an impulse to destroy,” according to The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Look to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to see what that attitude does to a country. There is:
‘[E]xtreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence…no loyalties and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy.’
Putin and the Republican people have thrust their energy into “hedonistic narcissism or deep resentment.” Violence often followed:
‘[It is] a dehumanized conformist, alienated, indifferent, and baffled, directing psychological energy into hedonistic narcissism or into a deep resentment that often explodes in violence. This perspective is derived from the existentialists’ reflections on nihilism stripped of any hopeful expectations, leaving only the experience of sickness, decay, and disintegration.’
The actual failure is “the growing crisis of majority rule in American politics,” according to The Atlantic Magazine:
‘Democrats have won the popular vote in seven of the past eight presidential elections, something no party had done since the formation of the modern party system in 1828…The Senate imbalance has been even more striking..New America, a center-left think tank, Senate Republicans have represented a majority of the U.S. population for only two years since 1980, if you assign half of each state’s population to each of its senators. But largely because of its commanding hold on smaller states, the GOP has controlled the Senate majority for 22 of those 42 years.’
For gun legislation, we must drop the archaic filibuster, vote Republicans out of office in the 2022 midterm elections, remove the electoral vote, and insert one person, one vote:
‘[B]ecause of the Senate’s filibuster rule, which requires the backing of 60 senators to move legislation to a vote, the 118 million prevailed.’
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