It’s true. I have a post in draft about how our president is an unwitting Trojan Horse. Now, you’ll have to wait for my astute insight into that meta-meme I’m going to float.
This got my boxers in a bunch: Instead of arguing about guns on Twitter, Neil deGrasse Tyson just laid out the numbers.
As a world-famous scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for his dispassionate embrace of cold, hard facts…
…which makes him the right person to address a controversial topic: the abnormally high number of Americans who die from gun violence.
Yesterday afternoon, he composed three tweets where he laid out the numbers.
And they’re sobering.
Oh, they’re sobering, alright.
1.4 Million: Americans who died in all Wars fought since 1776.
1.4 Million: Americans who died via household Guns since 1968
400,000: Americans who died fighting in World War II.
400,000: Americans who died by household Firearms since 2001
3,400: Americans who died by Terrorism since 2001
3,400: Americans who died by household Firearms since five weeks ago.
I’m not going to quibble with the numbers as presented. Because it doesn’t matter. It’s a scale thing, because Neil left off a statistic, see. He cherry picked the data in order to advance the narrative he wanted to advance. I guess it was his day off as a scientist.
Between 1900 and 2000, 262,000,000, that’s 262 Million—dwarfing his highest statistic by a factor of 187 (see why I didn’t quibble with his numbers?)—non-combatants, died at the hands of governments on planet earth. It’s all documented by Professor R.J. Rummel, University of Hawaii, as a sort of life’s work I’ve followed for years.
Coincidentally, all of those governments exercised strong gun control for citizens and most typically, outright bans.
I am not going to excuse Neil deGrasse Tyson, and neither should you. Here’s how I put it on Facebook.
Hey Neil deGrasse Tyson, you cocksucker establishment pawn, now. You forgot a statistic. 0 of the 262,000,000 non-combatants killed in government genocide, cleansing, and social “justice” between 1900 and 2000 were Americans on American soil.
Care to proffer one cogent variable as to why that might be, you stupid moron, so locked in your own politicized narrative that your high learning has become a force for evil, which is to endarken, rather than enlighten people?
Stick to the telespope, fucker. Or, fetch my mail. Either one is fine.
…Well, he could also take out my trash…
I mean it. It is inexcusable on two levels. Either he’s not a decent scientist, which is bad, or he’s an establishment pawn using his prestige to advance political agendas with a veil of “science,” which is not only bad, but darkly evil, as it corrupts science.
He should be roundly taken to account for this.