I guess the hottest new trend is the POV killing. We live in this strange era of social media’s instant gratification—why not film yourself firing the hollow-point bullets right into an unsuspecting news crew? It’s shocking, troll-worthy, and a throw-back to our childhood fantasies of Doom. I don’t know, maybe you preferred Quake or Duke Nukem?
POV porn is totally hot, and the natural extension is murder—or at least an attempted double homicide. (Nothing gets the blood pumping like sex and violence).
Whatever: You just feel like you’re there, man.
All I know is that this asshole that shot up that news crew in Virginia, is a Grade-A douche-bitch, and I’m glad he’s dead. Never mind his name, or his supposed reasoning—I don’t care. It seems this man-twat thought that he had experienced a life-long battle against racism and homophobia. Maybe he did. I don’t know, but I doubt it. Most likely, he experienced a life-long bout against incorrectly perceived racism and he was an overly sensitive gay black guy.
So far, every account of this shooter’s workplace behavior and demeanor paints a picture of a psychopath, ready to (literally) unload on everyone against him. Was he mentally disabled—I don’t know. Was Dylann Roof? I don’t know, no one even asked. Roof was assumed to be a cogent, racist asshole. Most likely, he was. But before we dismiss the VA shooter (I’m not using his name) as crazy or mentally ill—shouldn’t we at least ask if perhaps, he too, was just a guy with a racial vendetta?
I don’t think the press will like that angle—black and violent is one thing, but black and gay is a whole area that no journalist wants to touch. Maybe these so-called journalists are right: This shooter was a bad guy. But, I would go further and posit that this guy was evil—but only religious freaks, historical knaves, and retards believe in evil. Right?
Well, unlike “obscenity,” which has been defined as, “I know it, when I see it.” Evil, is clear. You feel “evil” in your gut and heart—when a man guns down people doing the most mundane of media jobs—evil becomes a concept as clear as an unmuddied lake.
Andy Warhol warned us: Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. Well, disturbed killers get at least a week’s worth of coverage on cable news. Sure, maybe he harbored a hatred for white folks, but that’s not important: He had a gun, and clearly that should be the focus.