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December 02, 2015

Left Spends Day In Coordinated Attack on Saying "Thoughts and Prayers" For the Victims

Today, all the typical imbeciles were on the same page. From The Nation to Huffington Post to this guy...


...the leftwing sure appeared to be in a coordinated mockery of offering "thoughts and prayers" to victims of shootings.

The coordinated attack seems to have three goals: One, to simply bait and troll religious people, Two, to show how trite and silly common people are with their second-hand sentiments (and how elevated the critic of such sentiments is), and Three, that while the rightwing can only offer "thoughts and prayers" in response to a mass shooting, leftwing politicians offer action:


Among the problems with this last claim is that leftwing politicians routinely offer "thoughts and prayers" after a shooting. For example, Senator Chris Murphy joined in on the coordinated attack on prayer.

But he himself recently offered thoughts and prayers to victims, before the leftwing sponteously simultaneously decided this was now wrongthought:


One of the idiots involved in the coordinated attack, Sam Stein, himself routinely offers "thoughts and prayers:"


Apparently they got this from Barack Obama, who, after the Umpqua shootings, decided that the Cult's Dogma was now that prayers were not enough.

Of course, the White House routinely tweeted out "Thoughts and Prayers" before this change in doctrine:


I think part of this is that they're just copying, as usual, what their Priests of the Cathode Church say on the Holy Television. Anthony Jeselnik's comedy show "Thoughts and Prayers" is on Netflix this month, and you know all of these soft-brained noodledicks have Netflix:


Of course, the idea was earlier that this event must cause us to actually act -- when they thought this was a plain mass shooting situation. Then, they thought mere thoughts and prayers weren't enough.

Now that we're finding out this was terrorism, watch how quickly they decided that changes in policy and action are not actually required-- and that the simple sentiments of thoughts and prayers ought to suffice.

By the way: "Thoughts and Prayers" is trite-- but it's even more trite to point this out. Because anyone who's ever known someone who's suffered a loss has offered thoughts and prayers, and realized that such words and sentiments were inadequate given the tragedy at hand.

And anyone in that situation has thought, "I wish I could say more." In fact, starting out a letter of condolence with the statement "My words are inadequate..." is itself cliched and trite.

But here's the thing: Anyone who's tried to console someone bereaved has made this observation to himself a hundred times before. No matter how inadequate and trite "thoughts and prayers" may seem, there's really no better way to say it. All words and actions are inadequate when someone loses a parent, or a child, or a spouse, after all.

I myself have tried to think of something more profound and novel twenty times before -- and I've failed every time.

So yes, "thoughts and prayers" is a a little trite -- but it's far more trite and callow to claim it's trite. Because anyone with a functioning neuron and some experience at comforting a bereaved person knows that as trite as "thoughts and prayers" is, there is simply no set of words or action that work some kind of magic to bring the lost one back to life.

In the face of death, all words and deeds of man are trite and insignificant.

Our callow, juvenile punk class of leftists continue proving they have the intellectual, emotional, and experiential capacity of a bad-tempered fourteen-year-old loser.


Oh, and open thread for the continuing revelations in the shooting case.




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