Unprecedented Hate: Orlando’s Massacre and its Karmic Ties to Mass Shootings of the Recent Past, Part II

Orlando’s mass murders have been given distinction by being called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. How can this be when it’s estimated over 100 black people were shot and killed during the East St. Louis Riots in Illinois in 1917 and roughly 150 Lacota Indians, 47 of them women and children were shot dead at the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota in 1890.

The media is amiss for not stipulating that Orlando stands out as the worst case of mass shooting carried out by a lone gunman to date in American History. But even with these distinctions of darkness being clarified, Orlando’s horror is still very much connected to the tragedies which took place in East St. Louis and Wounded Knee by virtue of its displays of violence being concentrated towards a select group of people, namely the LGBT community.

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