Letter: On The Connecticut Rampage

ROOT CAUSE OF TRAGEDY MUST BE ACKNOWLEDGED Some perspective on today’s event: It is nothing new.  Innocents have been slaughtered throughout history.  Governments are doing it as we speak; there is talk about Syria’s dictator using chemical weapons against his people.  Thousands of children starve to death daily.  Other thousands…


Some perspective on today’s event: It is nothing new.  Innocents have been slaughtered throughout history.  Governments are doing it as we speak; there is talk about Syria’s dictator using chemical weapons against his people.  Thousands of children starve to death daily.  Other thousands are killed across the world.  In the United States, children legally are slaughtered in the womb.

It is good that tonight, we mourn Newtown, Connecticut.  But we do so because we know about it, can see it, almost can touch it.  But we also mourn–knowingly or not–a country that is more crass, more craven, more evil than we care to admit.  We can blame all sorts of laws, or lack of laws, and we might be partially be right.  But unless we acknowledge the ultimate cause of the slaughter, we will be fostering a climate that will continue to corrupt and erode.

The cause is sin, folks. It is just more open and rampant today. The ultimate irony: we hide the antidote to sin in the empty refrain, “Happy holidays.”

Bob McAlister
Columbia, S.C.


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djk754 December 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Actually, it’s prozac, and other violent inducing, psychotic, brain chemistry altering drugs that are doing the damage, and turning peoples brains into murderers. Every one of the mass shooters in the past 20 odd yrs. have been on big pharma drugs. Wake up ya’ll.

Zobro December 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

What the hell?

Did you write this while on a break from yelling at sinners and Jezebels on the corner in downtown Greenville?

Uncouth December 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm

No, he stole the line from his bud, Mike Huckabee.

The Devil made him do it.

djk754 December 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Asperger syndrome?

Smirks December 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Huckabee is a douchebag for his comments on this tragedy, but that comes as no surprise to most people.

Thomas December 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

There goes are snarks again…always with the snarky retorts that simply take up space and wastes bandwidth.

Busch beer on sale again?

I might have had some respect for Mike Huckabee when he was Gov of Arkansas, but now, I simply applaud his very being. He is a breath of fresh air in a dark, dank atmosphere filled with hostile, extremist democrat provocateurs impersonating television personalities.

Smirks December 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

Are snarks? Derp.

Jesse December 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm

That’s the most simple minded thing I’ve ever read.

Uncouth December 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Never read his columns, huh? Or his press releases on behalf of “Old Carrot Top” Strom and Carroll Campbell?

Robert December 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm

This is the type bullshit that infuriates me. You cannot explain what happened today. It was not a sane act.

But today is a day of sorrow, of mourning, of thinking of those you love and thinking of those hurting tonight.

There is time to argue later. For now, shut up.

WTF December 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Is this written by the same idiots that cheer at a soldier’s funeral?

This idiot obviously still lives in him mom’s basement and I know that he doesn’t have any children to write such crap.

Robert December 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

This fool is part of the local scene in tv. And then look at his FB post and what that dumbass Joe Pinner said.

If your God was part of this, then fuck you and your god. My God doesn’t do this.

Smirks December 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Sin? Really? What the fuck. The dude was a fucking psychopath. Unless you believe in demonic possession this is beyond mere “sin.”

Thomas December 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

snarks, snarks, snarks…sin from you? Next thing we will see is a post where you actually understand the basic fundamentals of the concept of sin and demonic possession. Had us going there for a second.

We know better.

You really come across as a secular nihilist on prozac. Have a few more beers, the alcohol seems to be bringing you back to reality, if that could be possible. Try scotch, the single malt stuff, and contemplate your out of character posturing….an expert on sin and demonic possession, indeed not

Smirks December 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

You sure do talk about alcohol and substance abuse a lot. Projecting much?

Mike at the Beach December 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Of course God didn’t do it. “Big Pharma” didn’t do it. The Devil didn’t do it. I’d be willing to bet that a f*@ked-up whackjob did it because he was evil, or nuts, or both. It’s human nature to seek rational explanations for everything in the world, but that’s not the script the world is on. Some things we just can’t know.

By the way, although the anti-gun zealots will be out in force, “guns” didn’t do this either. Timothy McVeigh killed 17 kids (and 151 adults) in OK City with fertilizer, fuel oil, and a Ryder truck. Guns are efficient, but if they all magically disappeared tomorrow, nutjobs would simply switch to explosives, knives, poison, or some other madness. We can’t effectively legislate sanity (or morality, for that matter)

Pray (or raise money, or whatever) for the surviving kids and the grieving parents. What a sad day…

BeeGee December 15, 2012 at 1:07 am

Sin. Ah, yes, my good friend sin. The devil, hoof, horns and all. He and I play good-guy / bad-guy together. I’ll see ya’ in church, McAlister. Keep looking over your shoulder.

Charlie Cat December 15, 2012 at 3:51 am

I here what Mcalister is saying about sin. However, to leave it at that is not enough for me. God gave us all a brain to think with. To combat this evil sin we must all come together and realize that our children are at stake for the policies we implement in our school systems to protect our children. Schools are, by nature, vulnerable. The question is how do we close this gap of vulnerability in our school systems? The answer is simple. We must put aside our petty differences that we all have and enact policies that are going to close the gap of vulnerability in our school systems. This is going to take the effort of each one of us in our society to make this happen. School Resource Officers in all schools is a great start. High tec survelilance equipment, tied into local law enforcement agencies, is another good suggestion. With a strong think tank I am confident that we can all come up with great ideas to reduce the vulnerability that our schools are today experiencing. Will some of this cost? Sure it will. But what better investment could we possibly give our children, than a safe learning environment. This is the time to start taking stronger proactive steps in our country for the sake of our children.

notagain December 15, 2012 at 6:35 am

I have it on good sources that this guy was a member of the Teaparty. If you want to talk about sin, expand your remarks a bit to these guys. This commentary is about as insane as the murderer. Get a life, Mr. McAlister. Use your brain and the logic nature gave you. Explaining this behavior with “sin” is no explanation at all. If you are going to comment (and I wish you wouldn’t) try to think a little first. No doubt your comments are real comforting to those who lost children. You are basically saying, “Your children are dead because you are all sinners.” Sometimes it is best to just keep your mouth shut. “Innocents have been slaughtered through history…” What comfort!

Todd December 15, 2012 at 6:36 am

Holy shit I think Bob McAlister may actually be retarded.

BigT December 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

He’s EXACTLY right…and more of us will stand up and prononce it…

And there is a political party of liberals that defends, and even celebrates, sin…We must stop being passive toward them…they are a war-like, aggressiv and offensive bunch…

And when the good call it what it is, the hideous crawl from their caves…and bludgeon…

We must not accept anymore…

Robert December 15, 2012 at 8:13 am

What I don’t accept is you, your thoughts and anyone who thinks as poorly as you.

You are waste of time to try and reason with. You are the weakest posts on this site.

You have a right to be as stupid as you are, but I and others have every right to point out just how stupid you are.

notagain December 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Yes! Yes! Let’s GET them. Let’s drag those nasty liberals out of their holes and GET them. Let’s bludgeon them to death. We know how to make a better world.

myr bech mafia December 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

Gun Deaths – 2011: Japan 48, Great Britain 8, Switzerland 34, Canada 52, Israel 58, Sweden 21, Germany 42, UNITED STATES 10,728

lot of sinning going on.

Roscoe December 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

Along with the problem of getting rid of God and morality in America here are a few Incidents that are overlooked daily by the MSM,Hollywood,Liberals and Democrats. Guns do not cause the problem propaganda,lies and good old hatred perpetuated by the left does.


On Friday, ESPN suspended commentator Rob Parker “until further notice” for calling Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is African-American, a “cornball brother” because Griffin has a white fiancee and may be a Republican.


Earlier this week, right here in the United States of America, an innocent black man named Clint Tarver was attacked by a predominantly white mob. His business (a hot dog stand) was destroyed, and both he and a number of witnesses have confirmed that while his livelihood was being ripped apart, he was called a “nigger” and an “Uncle Tom.

The media, of course, refuse to cover the story. The Narrative takes precedent over truth, racism, violence, and legitimate stories; and The Narrative demands that labor unions must always and forever be the good guys. So when it’s pro-union protestors accused of and caught on video committing violence and hurling racial slurs, that story cannot and will not be told. Still…

Actor and singer Jamie Foxx, the guy who called President Obama our Lord and Savior two weeks ago, is pretty darn happy about being able to “kill all the white people” in his new movie Django Unchained.

Dr. Kamau Kambon wants to kill all white people!

A mob of African-American male youths terrorized White residents of Peoria, Illinois as they shouted “kill all the White people” while rioting in the downtown area late Saturday night

Actor and singer Jamie Foxx, the guy who called President Obama our Lord and Savior two weeks ago, is pretty darn happy about being able to “kill all the white people” in his new movie Django Unchained.

Dr. Kamau Kambon wants to kill all white people!

A mob of African-American male youths terrorized White residents of Peoria, Illinois as they shouted “kill all the White people” while rioting in the downtown area late Saturday night

hack December 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

Ever hear of South Africa? Blacks murdering whites.

Soft Sigh from Hell December 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

Wow! Non-Christian Japan and Israel are way WAY lower than us.

The ministers in America clearly have failed.

I blame them. And Obama of course.

hack December 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

I believe the author of this piece is merely trying to correlate the degradation of our current failing nation state with a lack of morality amongst it’s people. As with regards to the murder of innocents, it happens daily but this time an unstable kid with the chemicals in his brain that clearly didn’t need to be there had a gun, and lo there is much discourse about gun control…

Never let a crisis go to waste. Weapons(of all sorts) in the hands of government agents have killed more peoplethroughout history than any guns that were in the hands of citizens. Yet there are no calls to take guns away from the government? Why is that?

J B Whatley December 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

I hope that all can get to this website.

Roscoe December 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

The Stalin and Hitler regimes were no more provocative than this Administration and the Liberal Democrat Party of America and that is a fact!

Uncouth December 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

You misspelled opinion. It ain’t spelled f-a-c-t!

BigT December 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

We’ve been in full LIBERAL-Sinful Tilt for most of 50 years…

Beginning w/ the hippies and Chales Manson to no the innocent murder of Children, we just keep Swirling Leftward and downward as a society…

My God…when will Good people Stand up and say ENOUGH…

You have polluted my country w/ your Lust, Hatred and Murder…

Liberalism is the the Disease…and we’ll just keep rotting until we purge it…

Soft Sigh from Hell December 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Ted Bundy, serial-killer of young women, GOP activist (formally in YAF or Young Republicans I believe).

BigT December 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I thought you Filthy Pieces of $#!* claimed guns were the problem…

I don’t think Bundy used a gun.

And: Bundy was executed..Just like the James Byrd killers…

WHY do Liberal Killers (like the Obama-buddy Ft. Hood Muslin) escape punishment???

Soft Sigh from Hell December 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Ted Bundy, conservative Republican activist.

I guess his list of who-he-hates got so long that it finally included young college women.

White Paper December 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Every able bodied male in Switzerland is required to own a gun and be proficient with it. They have shooting fests/fairs on a regular basis with food and drink and hospitality for all. Switzerland has been armed since the 1200’s. As a society they are the most armed and the most free.

If you were from outer space and observed the planet earth, as a scientist, theologian and anthropologist, from afar, over a period of time and had to present your report to a higher being your presentation would end like this:

“Sir, I have I have come to the conclusion that the great melting pot of America has become so diluted and weakened that the citizens have lost their center. They know not what they stand for, nor do they have the wherewithal to reboot themselves. It is of my humble opinion that they are just basically fucked up as a society and they are headed to hell in a hand basket.

David Duke December 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Oh Good God man say it!

Too many Blacks

Too many Browns!

Say it man!None of this alien gobbledygook!

Judy Chop December 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Ain’t got nothing to do with color, Mr. Duke. You need to look a little deeper, my friend. It is the soul that is corrupt. The Alien not be talking about genetics. You must be blond Mr. Duke. It sailed over your head faster than Haley’s Comet.

David Duke December 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Yeh yeh that soul stuff.yeh yeh.,but ol White paper knows what I’m talkin bout.Dont ya Bo?

BigT December 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

That race $#!* you crutch on is ALL but played out….

Come up w/ something new you F^&kin idiot…

David Duke December 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

As long as we got hate filled Republicans like you around,my line will never get old BO!

Judy Chop December 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

You calling everybody BO is what’s getting old, Mr. Duke. BigT is right. You done played the race card too, many times. Just like the Reverend Jessie uh-Jackson.

Soft Sigh from Hell December 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Clearly the Swiss can be trusted with guns. Similarly, it is obvious that some, even many, of us can’t. Perhaps the Swiss are simply more civilized than Americans.

But to another point, the guns they must keep are long-arms. Are you willing to restrict the American right to bear arms just to long-arms? They certainly would be harder to sneak around with.

Judy chop December 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Soft Sigh, the deranged young man who “snuck” into the school and murdered the children did so with a “long-arm” rifle. It was an AR-15. The hand gun he had was a Sig and he used that to kill himself.

If you read the 600+ comments at the NY Times site following the numerous articles on this
incident you can clearly see the level of ignorance oif those posting regarding firearms.

“Semiautomatics should only be used by the military or law enforcement and hunters have no need for them.” You reckon they know the difference between full-automatic and semi-automatic? I doubt it. I hunt ducks with a double barrel but 90% of the people I know use semi-automatics. Did you know that a pump shotgun can be fired almost as fast as a semi-automatic?

“Semi-automatic pistols such as high capacity Glocks should not be owned by civilians.” I ask you, Soft Sigh what is high capacity? I can holster two 1873 Colt six shooters and fan 12 shots as fast as greased lightning. If you want to kill somebody with a firearm you can do so with a black powder musket.

In 1986 I was working in London and one morning while waiting on the train a fellow down from me was shot in the back with a crossbow. He bled out in 3 mins. Now it is illegal to ride the train with a long bow in merry old England.

We have a new “911” on our hands in America. From this day forward changes will be a coming.

Soft Sigh from Hell December 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I repeat, long arms certainly would be harder to sneak around with.

The fact that someone can be killed with something else changes nothing. The fact that sometimes a murderer with a long gun doesn’t have to sneak around changes nothing.

All the many paunchy gun-fondlers who claim, and actually seem to delude, that they are the last and ultimate defense of American liberties (under threat of physical attack by whom one wonders) should have no problem with being restricted to long arms should they? That’s what real soldiers carry.

So much is noise, so little is reality, it is a game played at the fringes.

This is one of the topics or areas that simply cannot be discussed rationally in America (guns, race, Israel, and a few others).

Moonshine December 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Suck, fuck, shoot, hoot, stab, jab, kick, pick your nose, wipe your ass, just don’t take my guns and ammo clips, Bobby.

djk754 December 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm Reply
BigT December 16, 2012 at 7:10 am

Jeremiah Wright and GD America, Trayvon Martin only matters if he looked like Obama’s son, “Typical white Woman” said Obama..

Most of the people being slaughtered are not Obama’s kind…It’s why he does not care…

If there would have been a massacre at ‘Da Club’ or Community Center…We’d have an army of Federal Government investigators, and they’d be trying to find accomplises and call them Rightwing radicals..

So the left could put more RACISTS in office…and perpetuate their Racial Hate and Polarization of Americans to live Phat…

This is Obama’s America…Broken familes, w/ children taught to blame others and killing makes you a Star..

And being a star is ALL that matters…there is no God, except for the earthly god-Obama…and he is the ultimate Star…

Bob McCallister is a hypocrite December 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

That’s one of the most stupid, flaccid letters ever. “God” let 6 million jews go to the concentration camps because of “sin”? These little children in Conn., slaughtered because of sin? Here’s news for you Bob, sin will never be purged as long as humans remain humans. And “God” doesn’t have a damn thing to do with it.

BigT December 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Substitute ‘Liberalism’ for Sin…and he is EXACTLY right…

But to the left and the media…to define Liberals for what, and who, they are, is an unforivable Sin…Being honest abpo

But glad to clear that up for you, you ignorant liberal son of a B!tch…

Peter_29501 December 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

There’s so many lawyers contacting grieving parents the cops have threatened to arrest the bastards. Gotta be a first.


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