"Everything was supposed to change after a man with a semiautomatic weapon mowed down 20 elementary school children in their classrooms last December. But for the politicians, nothing changed."
Supposed to change. Saying "I told you so" is little consolation, but by the day after the Sandy Hook shooting, I said that nothing was going to change, because that is what was "supposed" to happen- supposed by the rich people who own the country today, whose attitude is that nothing will come between them and their grotesque profits.
This time, the tone is different. I don't even hear anyone even suggesting that things are going to change this time around, regardless of the fact that 90% of Americans favor those changes. Everyone knows that nothing is going to change, unless gun manufacturers figure out a way to make even more money by changing something. And the endless deaths are just collateral damage in the war to concentrate ever more money in the hands of a few hundred families.
And this is not just about the NRA. It is exactly in keeping with the way the rich have rigged the game in every part of the economy, so that no interests except theirs are even considered when politicians decide how to run the country. After all, is murdering a dozen people for profit really that much different than impoverishing tens of millions for the same purpose?