"Media Matters" stoops to new low to defame NRA
A while back, I noted that Bloomberg had given $2,000,000 to the Joyce Foundation, which turned around and awarded $400,000 to "Media Matters," which immediately began postings defaming NRA. Today, it posted a whopper, under the headline of "Pundit Who Blamed UCSB Mass Murder On Gay Marriage Is An NRA Official." It attacks NRA Board member Ken Blackwell. If you read what Blackwell actually wrote, he said "here's a crumbling of the moral foundation of the country," and that the attack on "natural marriage and the family that has been a part" of this. "When these fundamental institutions are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing and that is a flood of these disturbed people in our society that are causing great, great pain. And as opposed to dealing with the foundational problems, we look for ways of blaming the Second Amendment, or blaming knives or blaming cars when they are used."
That's hardly saying that gay marriage caused a mass slaying. It's closer to the point made by Lashe in his "Culture of Narcissism," where he argues that popular culture teaches people, and especially the young, to become narcissists, because narcissists make good consumers. At age 22, they drive around in BWMs, for instance. It's clear to me that the Santa Barbara shooter was a malignant narcissist. All the themes are there: a pouting rich punk who thinks he's entitled, just because he is. He has a innate human right to sex, because he's what he is, even if he's a mental case who creeps women out. He is a superhuman, entitled to judge and kill strangers to show his power. And in the end he probably committed suicide, because within that mad ego is a mass of self-hate.