ORLANDO MASSACRE Wasn’t About Gays or Guns… But Something More

Written by Candace Hardin on June 14, 2016

Saturday night’s massacre was not about gays or guns, it was about across the board hate and maybe something more.

The LBGT community feels targeted. The Hollywood folks and left leaners came out about the evil of guns, gun owners and more control of guns.

The man who perpetrated this horrific act of violence was a follower of an extreme cult-like “religion” which teaches hate. Its doctrine preaches across the board intolerance and excusable murder to those who do not follow the guidelines and lifestyle of this cult. Guidelines that can be interpreted to suit those who judge at any time.

It can be broken down into the simplest terms. The followers of this cult hate where they live, they hate their poverty, hate their government.

They come to the United States and other freer European countries. They hate that the new home is not like the old home. They want it to conform to the practices that they abhorred and kept them downtrodden in their own country, even though they are offered a good life in their new environment.

This mindset cannot, nor will not, progress to allow for the 14 centuries of change that the world has undergone. Whether it be for right or for wrong, no one can deny that the world is no longer as it was in the days of their prophet.

Omar Mateen, like the Tsarnaev brothers grew up in the United States. All three had ample opportunity to expand their horizon with public schooling, and for further education if were so inclined. They were not required to give up their heritage. As American citizens, they had the freedom to worship, live and do as they like.

Instead of embracing the lifestyle and opportunity here as many generations of American immigrants have done since before the seventeenth century, they chose to jump on the same tired, radical doctrine that their parents left behind in their home country.

All the schooling, kindness, television, libraries and other educational media could not root out the hate that is part of this archaic cult religion.

It is true that Islam feels that homosexuals should be killed. They do this in Middle Eastern countries.

It is true that Islam feels that women should be second class citizens with males being the only human beings with any civil rights at all, or even the right to life, as they can be murdered if they are perceived “bad” for any and all reasons.

It is not guns that took on animated life and limbs, driving to Pulse nightclub to kill people. That took a human hand, heart and mind.

Guns are not the only way to kill. Cain killed Abel with a rock.

In centuries past, there were swords, axes, knives, mace ball flairs, nun chucks and the list goes on and on. These don’t even touch on poison, asphyxiation or other ways to cause death.

France has one of the toughest gun laws of any country. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo or the people in the last massacre?

Gun laws are not the answer as criminals do not follow laws.

Perhaps it is something more, if Alex Jones is to be given credence.

It is ironic that gun massacres have been so prevalent in the last eight years. To be honest, it is probably a given that the current administration thought they would have more gun control by 2016. Instead, they only increased gun sales exponentially.


What if the government is instigating these events to gain greater control, not just of guns, but of the citizenry? It wouldn’t be unheard of, it has probably happened in other places in one way or another, at some time.

Cuba’s guns were taken away, then Castro became a dictator. A Cuban, or any communist-country or Nazi-Germany immigrant that went through these types of political upheavals will be more than happy to tell anyone why citizens should NEVER, EVER give up their guns.

Could the violence and bloodshed be a little something more, like buy one get one free?

The Democratic presumptive presidential candidate is treading some serious legal water right now. The current administration says it will not interfere with any departmental investigation, but is extremely defensive and blocking almost every effort.

The White House itself is blocking Clinton’s emails until after the election.

If it were as simple as hate, or lack of guns, this would not be the crisis that it is. Unfortunately, no one wants to define in in hard terms or call it by its real name.

Americans are fighting an uphill battle against an unseen, unpredictable foe. It is a foe that can easily show up in the clothes of a friend, a neighbor, a classmate or an elected official.

Unless the line is drawn and the citizenry are willing to acknowledge the evils that are working in the background, this violence and hate will not stop, but increase.

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.