49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters It's the Muslims! It's the crazies! It's the homophobes! It's the automatic guns! It's the man not the gun! It's the Christian Right! This was the largest mass shooting in American history Correction: This was the largest mass shooting with a semi-automatic gun A nation born in blood The blood of Native and Black people A nation built on the blood of Latin@, Asian, and Middle Eastern people will continue to run red with the blood of the Oppressed In a nation where we give out guns like candy on Halloween In a nation where we slaughter W/POC and Queer people like they're nothing but flies fucking up white, het folks sunny day picnic @ the park Should we really be surprised? In the grand scheme of things 49 is a minor blip on the US death tally 49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters He was a closet case! The hets scream loud enough to further drown out the queer cries only to assuage their hetero guilt and complacency This attack was motivated by homophobia they say condescendingly Yes, yes it was But it was Latin night And I assure you there were Bi and Trans folks up in that club Erasing their existence and struggle is a Slap in the face to all who suffer from Racism Biphobia and Transphobia 49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters He was crazy! Mental illness is the real culprit! More than 1/2 of all gun deaths are suicide 1/2 of 1% of gun deaths are mass shootings Those with mental illness are more likely to hurt themselves or be hurt by others Orlando is proof of that Even the faux revolutionary Bernie likes to get in on the fun claiming he'd ban gun sales to the mentally ill as if we're the pro-blem 49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters We need blood! Give blood! But not a queer man's blood But it's those Muslims that are homophobic Prayers! Prayers! Prayers! Get 'em right here! Plenty of empty right wing well wishes to go around w/ your side of free chick fil-a queer bashing nuggets to munch on during one more meaningless moment of silence b/c we care 49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters Automatic weapons are the problem! It's the damn NRA! Gun control now! Since 1966 There have been 869 victims of mass shootings in America (excluding gang shootings because Mother Jones doesn't care about black and brown bodies) All of the shooters minus 3 were men Something smells foul in America & it's the toxic masculinity factory spewing it's poison telling our boys & men that in order to prove their manhood their worth they better come locked & loaded w/ guns a blazin' or they're just another fag 49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters ISIS! Hezbollah! al-Qaeda! Bomb them all! Because if 12,000 + airstrikes hasn't worked yet What's one more? Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here goes the US imperialistic blood lust logic "I appreciate the congrats on being right" he smugly tweeted out from the comfort of the ivory, trump tower Surveil the mosques And ban the Muslims Ignore the Christians though as we all KKKnow there's never been an act of terrorism committed by a Christian 49 dead 53 injured Countless souls in tatters Patience, everyone there's plenty of Blame to go around and time to prove that no one has their finger on the Pulse *I've included hyperlinks throughout this piece to the sources I used for data.