Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The sociopathy primary

You know, when Ben Carson confirmed to the world that he does not, in fact, experience human emotional responses, it really didn't surprise any of us.
Mr. Carson is also not willing to give any ground on gun rights. In a question and answer session on Facebook this week, he explained that two of his cousins were killed in the streets and that as a doctor he has had to remove many bullets from bodies. Despite the breathtaking nature of such violence, he said, curbing the right to bear arms is not a real solution.

“I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away,” Mr. Carson wrote.
We've come to expect this kind of sociopathy from our Presidential front-runners. It seems increasingly like a prerequisite for office. My only concern now is that by desensitizing us all to the horror of their stunted behavior that they might also be infecting us with it.

Anyway, what we probably should have expected as soon as we learned about Carson's sickness this morning, was that Bobby Jindal would immediately try to match it.
In a lengthy blog post published on his presidential campaign website Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) claimed the father of Oregon gunman Chris Harper Mercer was a "complete failure" and demanded that he apologize for the shooting.

In the blog post -- titled "We fill Our Culture With Garbage, And We Reap The Result" -- Jindal blamed the prevalence of mass shootings in America on "deep and serious cultural decay in our society," jumping from a condemnation of violence in media and a reference to abortion to a discussion of the reported absence of the father of the Harper Mercer in the young man's life.

"This killer’s father is now lecturing us on the need for gun control and he says he has no idea how or where his son got the guns," Jindal wrote. "Of course he doesn’t know. You know why he doesn’t know? Because he is not, and has never been in his son’s life. He’s a complete failure as a father, he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public. He’s the problem here."

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