“Yes, But What About….”

David Whelan provides a stunning display of ‘whataboutery’ in CiF:

The awful events in Oklahoma City have captured the world’s attention and concern. As I write this from the United Kingdom, 24 people have been killed and reports of 10 times that number have been injured.

We see scenes of the two schools, Briarwood and Plaza Towers, as well as Moore Medical Centre, that were badly damaged.

I don’t want to belittle from (sic)this tragedy.

But I’ll just bet you’re going to…

But I can’t help but think that gun crime in America kills more people almost every week than even these mighty tornados.

I… What?!?

And, amazingly, it’s all the fault of … Republicans! Yup! Bet you couldn’t see that one coming, eh?

Why wasn’t anything done to prevent it?

Well, just as with New Orleans in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina – where human construction of levees weakened the natural defences, rendering the poorer residents in “the bowl” particularly vulnerable, even though the disaster was predicted at least a year prior – Oklahoma City residents were the victim of negligence from their own voted representatives.

We’ll draw a veil over the fact that the ‘own voted representatives’ in New Orleans were – to a useless man – Democrats. of course.

The state’s two senators, Tom Coburn and James Inhofe (both Republicans), have a history of opposing legislation that directly supports Oklahoma if a natural disaster were to hit. And, even more crucially for the continuing fight for the sanctity of life, together they were key to the failure of the federal gun control legislation, which will continue to facilitate and perpetuate murder across the United States.

Fiends! Monsters! Weather-controlling mutants!

Hoplophobes are the real ‘gun nuts’, aren’t they?

5 comments for ““Yes, But What About….”

  1. Greg Tingey
    May 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

    And car-crashes kill even more, IIRC
    Now what?

  2. Voice of Reason
    May 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Greg – they are trying to reduce BAC levels for criminalization to 0.00%

  3. mona
    May 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Yes and big Pharma kill untold thousands and Monsanto are going to kill even more, try looking at the pale sun weakened most days by a mist laid down by aircraft,, air pollution on a mind bogleing scale, ever looked at “what on Earth Are they Spraying .com”, Agenda 21, Codex Alimentarius, seek and ye may find.

    • ivan
      May 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      What ‘mist laid down by aircraft’? If you believe that I have a bridge that you will interested in purchasing.

      In fact that is on a par with people saying that the steam rising from cooling towers is polluting smoke – i.e. bullshit.

  4. amfortas
    May 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Werrre all doomed, Ah tell ye.

    The illuminasti are hiding the Big Secret that every person alive today will be killed off one way or another over the next 100 years. Aircraft contrails are just the start. They take a long time to fall 30,000ft so the PTB will speed things up with Flooride in the water to dilute our natural joooces and faster growing foodstuffs that have a SUICIDE gene in them. I tell you, we don’t stand a chance.

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