Tragedies like the one that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night show us two sides of humanity. In one respect, they tend to show us the best America has to offer. We’re always re-affirmed and even astonished in the wake of these brutal events at the displays of heroism, selflessness, and love that we see both during and after the carnage. First-responders, concert-goers, and simple passersby helped out, saved lives, and proved that there is an essential goodness in man that cannot even be fully explained. And that’s to say nothing of the donations of blood, money, and time that came pouring in after the news hit the airwaves.
And of course, they also show us the worst of humanity. The killer, Stephen Paddock, was obviously the prime example when it comes to that side of the soul. But there were lesser evils in the hours and days after the killings. We wouldn’t compare the heartlessness of a sick Facebook comment with the deranged actions of the shooter himself – unlike liberals, we can distinguish between speech and violence – but you still have to wonder what goes through people’s minds sometimes.
People like CBS lawyer Hayley Geftman-Gold, who could not mourn the victims of this tragedy because…they were country music fans (?!)
In a Facebook thread about how Republicans would respond to the tragedy, the lawyer said, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered, I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing.”
Apparently not satisfied that she’d properly gotten her hate for Republicans across, she added in another post: “I’m actually not even sympathetic because country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
So if you’re a Republican who happens to own a gun and enjoys country music, you basically deserve to get mowed down by a psychopath with a rifle? THAT’S what you want to put on your social media account…under your actual name? This person is smart enough to become a lawyer??
Actions have consequences, of course, and Geftman-Gold was fired by the end of the day. Even CBS has some standards, apparently.