The rise of mass shootings is usually down to small men with delusions of grandeur. They think the world owes them something, and when it doesn’t comply, they lash out, indiscriminately. Some are racists, some are fascists, some are “incels”. Some are everything at the same time. And they all have the help of the NRA with easy access to extremely effective mass-murder machines.
It’s not the abortion rights advocates that have a new aggressiveness. That issue was solved to our satisfaction with Roe vs Wade in 1973. It’s the ones who want to upturn it, to dial women’s rights back decades, half a century, that are the ones with renewed aggressiveness.
And, again, it’s not the LGBTQ activists that demand censoring, it’s the rightists who want to deny them basic human rights that call for censorship, and persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ to be legal.
Christianity is the largest religion on the planet, nitwit. 2,4 BILLION people* adhere to Christianity. 54 percent of the world population adhere to an Abrahamic religion. So yes, we should DEFINITELY be perturbed at the number of Christians who think they need a strong man in the White House, to protect them when they claim to worship the Abrahamic god, in one of the most overt Christian countries in the world. One could be even more perturbed that, instead of voting for a strong man, they voted in a blustering bumbling buffoon, a narcissist, a liar and a cheat, a serial adulterer and divorcee, a very “small” and insecure man-baby.
* I could perhaps be included in that number. When I was born, Sweden had a State Church, and all children born to parents belonging to the Swedish Church were made members automatically. As a result, some 95 percent of the Swedish population were registered Christians. That number has now fallen to below 60. Members pay taxes to the church, and lots of people didn’t want to do that. Some also think that the Church is much too reactionary, too discriminating. I think the Church does much good for people in need, both in Sweden and abroad, so I have stayed a member. I think less than 10 percent of the population think religion is important in their everyday life.