About the Episode
In Chicago this week, a 9-year-old boy was lured into an alley, shot, and killed in a gang-related attack. Police are certain that this was no accident, that this was premeditated execution. Tyshawn Lee was killed in a gang dispute.
This news was sickening to me. Not just because the boy was in grade school, a “non-combatant” in the violence that has overtaken Chicago. Not just because cruel individuals planned to murder him. Not just because of the street execution.
No, the worst part of this story to me is that when it broke, there was no outrage. There was no call for action, there was no new hashtag, we haven’t seen community leaders and national leaders stand up and condemn ALL violence against ALL people.
If black lives matter, then lives like Tayshawn’s matter most of all. The youngest lives taken matter most, because the most life and the most potential disappears when these young lives do.
Where is the outrage from the Media elite? We saw it all over the place at the recent mass shooting in Oregon, as we should have. But this act in Chicago was not that of a mad man – it was an execution, cold and cruel, lacking any humanity or meaning. And yet we didn’t hear about this, even though things like this happen every week in Chicago.
It’s unacceptable. It’s sickening.
If we are truly, truly serious about violence, and if the liberals are truly serious about gun violence, then why is it that Chicago is crumbling, sagging under the weight of its own body count?
Law and order has disappeared in that city. People are afraid to step forward and share potentially valuable information because the gangs are running that city, not the mayor, not the police, not city hall. Yet where is the weekly call to end violence in Chicago, most of which is perpetrated by criminals with guns?
The same people after my guns don’t seem to care about the violence in Chicago. Why? Because Chicago already has strict gun laws. They’ve already stripped citizens’ second amendment rights in that city.
Look what happened as a result.
More guns equal less crime. Go out and buy yourself a gun. You’ve been listening to Come and Talk It! with Michael Cargill.