I know that people have written about Orlando countless times and I’m pretty sure I don’t have anything new to add.   Still, I wanted to wait until the smoke settled and say a few words.

First, my heart bleeds for all of those lost souls.  I think not only about the deceased, but the layer after layer of friends and relatives that will grieve indefinitely over their lost ones.  To me it is unimaginable that someone could inflict that much damage and let’s not get into gun control.

But I pray that people don’t use this to go after Muslims.  I’ve spent time in the Middle East and have met many Muslims here in the United States.  They are first and foremost people.  Some are good and some are bad but this guy was a wack job.  If the news of the day was Mickey Mouse I believe he would have called 911 and said he was doing it for Mickey.  It would appear that he had a confused background that culminated in a horrible massacre.  Look at the bright side; we won’t spend any money prosecuting him.

It has been my experience that in any country where you can’t get laid before marriage the boys have sex with the boys.  In Afghanistan in particular they use young boys as sex objects and it has been part of their culture for a long, long time.  Here’s an interesting piece about man-boy sex in that country.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghan-dancingboys-idUSISL1848920071119

Now is the time to erase your prejudice and hate and focus on the real enemy, not one man who was obviously disturbed.  In fact, go hug a Muslim friend.  If you don’t have a Muslim friend then go make one.  Yes, there are Muslim extremists but if you look at the mass shootings that have taken place in this country in the last few years it’s pretty much just crazy fucks.  I believe that this guy was just a mixed up crazy fuck.

Don’t let this scare you; change your life or your opinions about an entire segment of the world’s population (1.8 billion?)  Hold your head up high, do what you can for the hurting people in Orlando, and move on with your life.  Don’t use this opportunity to foster hate and distrust.

Oh, and Fuck Donald Trump.

Joe Jeter

June 22, 2016