The pay-for-admissions scandal in the US dominated last week’s news. That is, until the horrific mass murder of 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand. If people should be safe anywhere, it’s in their houses of worship, but it just keeps happening. This time, streamed live online. It’s beyond tragic and I just want people to be safe from these twisted madmen.
I searched my soul and couldn’t come up with a shred of outrage about this scandal. Why? Because it’s not surprising. Money runs this world. The super-rich govern us. Wealthy lobby groups – say, the NRA – drive their agendas into the system. People feed on the Instagram photos of the Kardashians having more fascinating lives than they do, and all of those Instagram likes turn into more Kardashian wealth. It’s disgusting but it’s swirling like a washing machine spin cycle and won’t likely stop.
And then I watched Trae Crowder do his latest (delightfully sarcastic) Liberal Redneck YouTube video on the subject. And he nailed it. This is what it all really means. Enjoy.