Bobby Jindal: Abortion, Single Mothers and Pop Culture To Blame For Oregon Shooting

Bobby Jindal, a garbage person who thinks he’s running for President, decided to do some bloggin’ about the Oregon shooting over on his campaign website. Cute!

In this post, titled “We fill Our Culture With Garbage, And We Reap The Result,” Jindal blames pretty much all of the things besides easy access to guns (which kill people) for the shooting.

First, he blames “the culture.

“We glorify sick and senseless acts of violence in virtually every element of our pop culture, and we have been doing that for at least a generation.

Our movies and TV shows feature a continuous stream of grotesque killing of every kind imaginable. And this is true of virtually every genre, from horror to drama to comedy.

We celebrate and document every kind of deviant behavior and we give out awards to producers who can push the envelope as far as possible. Rape, torture, murder, mass murder, all are cinematic achievements.

Our music does the same thing, we promote evil, we promote the degradation of women, we flaunt the laws of God and common decency and we promote it all and we flood our young people with it.

We have generations of young boys who were raised on video games where they compete with other young boys around the country and the world to see who can kill the most humans. We make it so fun, so realistic, so sensational.

Now, I’ll tell you. That whole argument may have flown in the ’90s, before the internet became what it was. In fact, there are certain aspects of it that I even agree with! I do think watching violent things can inure children to violence, which is why I’m glad my mom didn’t let me watch violent movies as a kid. I think that was appropriate.

But here’s the thing. As of the first of this month we had 294 mass shootings in this country. A hell of a lot more than any other country that isn’t currently involved in any kind of armed conflict. Yet, most other countries have access to the exact same movies, music and television we do. Certainly Australia does and they haven’t had a mass shooting since 1996. Certainly the UK does, and in 2011, the most recent year we have numbers for, there were only 146 gun deaths–about 2.3 deaths per million people.

If there is any cultural element to the shootings, it would necessarily have to be something more uniquely American.

Naturally, Jindal then goes on to blame abortion.

We devalue human life, we have no regard for the sanctity of human life in any regard, from the unborn, to the old, and to every single person in between, we devalue it and act as if we have almost no regard for humanity.

Well, first of all– legalized abortion has led to a decrease in unwanted children which has actually reduced the crime rate. Not to mention that opposing abortion is a pretty great way to devalue the lives and bodies of women. Also, not to mention the fact that if Republicans had their way, we’d eliminate all social safety nets! Which are a very important way of showing you value the lives of people in this country.

Jindal then went on to–you guess it–blame single parents and “absent fathers.” Which for some reason seems to only be a thing Republicans talk about when it involves black people (Harper-Mercer’s father is a black man).

Our families are a complete mess, and we have raised tens of millions of young boys who will never become real men because they have no values whatsoever, they have no truth in their lives, and they have no regard for common decency.

And who is it that generally commits these evil acts of mass murder that are becoming routine? It’s almost always young men who have either no father figure in their lives, or a broken relationship with their father. Is this just a coincidence? Of course not.

What are you going to do, Bobby Jindal? Force people to stay married?

I mean–let’s take a quick look at everything Bobby Jindal clearly thinks would decrease these mass shootings, shall we?

–Banning all movies, music and video games that are violent or something.

–Banning abortion

–Shotgun weddings, I guess

–Banning divorce?

Now, those things all seem a little bit more difficult and complicated to accomplish than just perhaps instituting some reasonable and fair gun control laws, right? Most of them are, in fact, impossible to accomplish if we’re going to keep the constitution around.

If it’s too bright in your house, you don’t launch a campaign to block out the sun. You get some curtains. By focusing on things that can’t actually be regulated, Jindal is essentially saying that the United States Government has no ability to put a stop to this and thus shouldn’t even bother trying.

h/t Think Progress