Your rage isn’t going to solve the mass shooting problem

MINOT, N.D. — There are moments when the ideological imbalance in our nation’s most powerful institutions becomes more than just an idea but a palpable, inescapable reality.

The news media. Academia. The entertainment world, including sports. These are epicenters of progressive dogmas, and while they pretend not to be at times, tragedies such as the shooting in Uvalde reveal the truth.

This week, as we all mourned the deaths in Texas, we were treated to an endless stream of jeremiads and harangues aimed at those skeptical of gun control as the answer to these tragedies. From basketball coaches to sports commentators to Twitter celebrities to Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke’s carefully choreographed temper tantrum at a news conference , it’s been revealing.

The politics of American popular culture are a lot more monolithic than the politics of Americans.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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