A Trump supporter on Wednesday opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida– killing 17, and injuring dozens more.
Predictably, everyone lost their shit.
"A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?" Counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd becomes emotional about the shooting at a Florida high school https://t.co/mt55EwkQj1 https://t.co/NLYw9tB3K0
— CNN (@CNN) February 14, 2018
But here’s the thing:
- (1) You will die of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and/or weight-related illness.
- (1B) If, in the infinitesimally small chance you die a violent death– the overwhelming likelihood is that it will be at the hands of a spouse or acquaintance.
- (2) The odds of being killed by a mass shooter, terrorist, and/or illegal alien are statistically equivalent to getting eaten by the Lochness Monster or being struck by lightning.
Leading causes of death in the U.S. per 100,000
Thanks to AY for helping compile stats
Islamic Terrorism on US soil
(since 9/11, ~3,600 Jihadist-related deaths in 17 years, per 320 million population– which amounts to roughly 0 per 100,000)
Struck by Lightning
While the Left’s hysteria about guns and Trump supporters’ hysteria about Muslims are both ~equally irrational, it’s entirely expected from a socioanthropological standpoint.
Marginalization of minority groups is necessary for social cohesion, for example:
|If all Nazis and moderates disappeared||Liberals would soon turn their ire towards Hillary, Joe Manchin, Kirsten Gillibrand, etc.|
|If all liberals and moderates disappeared||Nazis would soon turn their ire towards Michelle Malkin, Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, etc.|
So, if you want to look at the glass half-full…