Without a doubt, the New Zealand mosque shooting is a tragedy; 49 people (so far) have lost their lives. It does not matter (and should not matter) whether the victims were Muslims, Christians, Jews, or anything else, they were humans engaged in the most ancient of rites: prayer to their god.
But to Millennial socialists, their god is politics. So it’s no surprise that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first instinct was to offer a liturgy to politics and a slap at prayer.
It was not well-received.
So AOC had to explain some more.
In AOC’s mind, the NRA is the devil and she’s “fighting” for our safety. But the entire sentiment is simply wrong. Here’s just a few of the problems that surface on first reflection:
- The shooting happened in a foreign nation, New Zealand. They have their own laws, though their gun laws are fairly permissive.
- The NRA has no branch in New Zealand.
- New Zealand’s gun laws have no relation to mass shootings in the U.S.
- The U.S. Congress has no ability to influence or change laws in New Zealand.
- White supremacists in Australia and New Zealand have no real connection with shootings in the U.S.
- Immigration policy in the South Pacific are not in any way relevant to our own border crisis.
- Thoughts and prayers are the most appropriate response most people in America could have.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a much better approach to the awful act of violence in her own country.
I think we should pray for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. She needs to take her eyes off her political god long enough to see the humanity she so easily dismisses.