Nation That Shrugged Off Schoolroom Massacre Also Fine With Throwing Children Under Bus

We're all gonna die

Just one election cycle after a U.S.-born white man used a semi-automatic firearm to murder twenty young schoolchildren in Newport, Connecticut and half the country responded with a solid ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, a new set of policies and regulations promise to threaten the health and safety of our nation’s youth.

House Republican Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced the “Safe Students Act” to the House floor on January 3rd. If passed, it would repeal the Gun Free School Zones Act, because Thomas Massie is a fucking moron who thinks that the only thing that beats a bad guy with a gun is a TIMMY HOW DID YOU GET THAT GUN PUT IT DOWN RIGHT THIS INSTANT!

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And a couple weeks ago, Presidon’t Trump gifted coal companies with a pass to dump their poison ash shit and other ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ in their state’s goddamn rivers; when reached for comment, residents of Kentucky and West Virginia and wherever were like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and then they were like “bleep blorp blop” because the river poison had already exploded away their throats.

Nationwide, the concept of “science” appears to be on the chopping block, as that fucking hobgoblin Once-ler from the Lorax is now in charge of the EPA, even though climate change is real, but I guess it’s fine that the water levels are rising. I love to swim – oh wait, we poisoned it! When reached for a statement, everybody was like, whoops! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Amidst all this, Paul Ryan and Mitch McCalk;jasksfjk  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  thepsfka ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  resioasigskjga ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Holly Burdorff

Author: Holly Burdorff

Holly Burdorff is an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Alabama. Her work appears in recent or forthcoming issues of Quarterly West, The Common, inter|rupture, and Cimarron Review.

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