Yet the obvious fact that virtually all the rampage school shooters were middle-class white boys barely broke a ripple in the torrent of public discussion. Michael Kimmel (“Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”)
Meditation: Within the first 48 days of this New Year there were already 18 school shootings in the USA. Basically every 64 hours another school in America is becoming an unsafe place for our children. Terrorism is real. Terrorism starts from within. And yet in form of school shootings, it is not being named as terrorism. Were the perpetrators of the killings in schools immigrants or minorities, they would definitely be called terrorists. However, as it is mainly white males who inflict the terroristic acts on children, it is merely a tragic event and possibly mental illness or lack of security are being blamed, but not the gun laws in this country that grant access to guns to minors more easily than access to rental cars. The national rifle association (NRA) is paying republican politicians millions of dollars so that they would not make any changes to our current gun legislation. Talk about corruption. Talk about our political system being undermined by lobbyists. And yet, the time will come that the public will have enough… How many more children have to die for the public to rise up?
Prayer: God, You must be sickened by certain politicians publicly praying for school shooting victims and doing so using Your name in vain, as behind the scenes they are taking millions of dollars to not do anything to prevent further shootings from happening. The screams of the victims and their families reach Heaven and they reach our hearts. They will not go unheard! God, You hear their screams for justice. We pray for an uprising of the public. We pray for an end of national white male terrorism and a removal of those who support and tolerate it. Amen
I hate all your show and pretense–the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21 (NLT)