Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Las Vegas Shooting: The Silence And The Noise

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Yesterday, President Trump and Vice President Pence led the nation in a moment of silence for those who lost loved ones and those who were wounded in the Las Vegas shooting.

How appropriate.

While America observed the moment of silence, Hillary Clinton was howling and shrieking to the press---seizing the moment to politicize the tragedy and push her agenda while the blood of those hurt and killed still pooled on the ground. Too many of her colleagues joined her.

"Inappropriate" does not properly describe it. It was disgraceful and disgusting.

Some thoughts on silence and noise.

The Noise

While authorities were still counting the wounded and the dead yesterday, the far Left was seizing the moment, leveraging the worst mass murder in the history of our nation, to advance their agenda.

Among the noisemakers---Hillary Clinton.

Daniel Greenfield wrote this yesterday, "Hillary Clinton is the ultimate unwanted guest of American politics. Beyond her narrow fan base, she has a bi-partisan opposition that wishes she would leave."

"But instead," he said, "her post-presidential career looks a lot like her presidential bid. There's the unnecessary book tour and the constant attempts to latch onto any issue for her own political benefit."

Then he wrote this:

No sooner did the sound of gunfire die down in Las Vegas than Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to inform us that we need to fight the NRA. And then claimed that the NRA wanted the shooter to have a silencer.
The weapon that the Las Vegas shooter appears to have used is not the sort of thing you pick up in a store. Regardless of what British journalists and New York reporters think.
The shooter appears to have thoroughly and expertly planned out his attack. We don't know what his affiliations are, or might be, but he knew exactly what he was doing. And what he was doing was illegal, from the very start. This wasn't a case of someone stopping by their local gun store and then going on a shooting spree. This was a killer who set out to hunt people and he knew his equipment.
But Hillary Clinton isn't interested in the facts. Attacking the NRA is a good bet in her bubble. And so it's what she does. A whole bunch of bodies left over from the worst mass shooting in this country's history (so far) don't trouble her in the least. It's always about the agenda. It's never about the people. Except one person. Herself.
That sums up her career. And why she lost.

More noise.

The Daily Caller reported this:

A top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, said she “is not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night.
“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered, I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic because country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

Yesterday afternoon CBS fired her.

Richard Dawkins, the noted atheist and evolutionary biologist, was also making noise, greeting the news of the tragedy with contempt for Americans and the Second Amendment to our Constitution.

He tweeted, "Durn tootin', great shootin'. Cool dude sertin' he's mendment rahts. [expletive] yeah," apparently trying to mock a southern accent in reference to the fact that it was a country music concert.

Then the atheist added, "Every country has its psychopaths. In U.S. they have guns."

There's more---much more, but enough of the noise.

The Silence

Yesterday morning President Trump stepped to the mic as our nation and the country listened in shock.

The president spoke quietly, reverently and appropriately for about 5 minutes, saying in part, "To the families of the victims, we are praying for you, and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.” He then cited Psalm 34.

Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words for we know God lives in the hearts of those who grieve. To the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery.

Then yesterday afternoon--the silence.

Charlie Spiering reported this way:

President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump led a moment of silence on the White House front lawn on Monday afternoon to pray for the victims of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival.
The president and first lady were joined by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen.
The four leaders walked out on the lawn as members of the White House staff were gathered on the lawn on either side of them.
After three tones of a bell were struck the group bowed their heads in prayer....

Mother Teresa once said, "We need to find God, and he cannot be found in the noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence..."

The Prophet Habakkuk (2:20) wrote, "But the Lord is in His holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him," while the Psalmist wrote (46:10), "Be still and know that I am God..."

Ecclesiastes 3 tells us there is a season for everything: (7) "A time to tear, a time to sew; a time keep silence, a time to speak."

This is a time to "keep silence."

I pray we can follow the lead of the president and the vice president---shut out the noise of this great tragedy and simply mourn with those who mourn and pray for those who are crushed in spirit.

And know that He is God.

Be Prayerful. Be Faithful.