Let's use "exorcists" to stop the mass shootings

Dr. Bill Bennett is not only a frequent guest on Fox News where he is a paid contributor, but he is also a former education secretary u...


Dr. Bill Bennett is not only a frequent guest on Fox News where he is a paid contributor, but he is also a former education secretary under the Reagan administration. He also strongly believes that exorcisms are a viable solution to stopping the scourge of mass shootings the country is currently facing.

Yes, it’s true. Bill Bennett literally suggested that the nation consider exorcisms as a way to reduce mass shootings, and this solution he offered came after what he said had been “the thought and study of all these case”.

Seemingly aware of the absurd nature of his suggestion, Bennett explained to Special report anchor Bret Bayer “Before your audience shakes their heads about this, if you look at these boys, these men, these young men, they have deeply spiritual issues.” Fact check: True. Anyone willing to shoot innocent people has deep spiritual problems.

Bennett went on to explain what he called “the labyrinthine caves of the internet” which he doesn’t recommend visiting because it’s “ugly”. He then accurately described the profile of mass shooters saying “And these guys live there. They live there. They soak it up. It’s as ugly and evil as it gets.

“Where are the ministers? Where are the rabbis? The priests ? he asked rhetorically. “See. I don’t want to suggest anything that seems outlandish to much of your audience, but I don’t think the realm of religion needs to be involved here. It’s a deeply spiritual void, I think, that these young men have in their hearts and souls, and I think it needs to be filled.

There is clearly a national problem of isolation and individuals who feel so disconnected from any type of social contract that they choose to open a grocery store in Buffalo. a primary school in Uvaldeor one 4th of july parade in the suburbs of Chicago. And addressing the growing spiritual void in society is a problem that needs to be addressed.

But for exorcists to be a viable plan, one would have to believe that the devil, or Satan, is a real thing and not the stuff of mythology, literature, and ancient religious texts. I do not know. Bennett’s suggestion isn’t serious, but really seems like a way for him to signal his own virtue. Ironically, these kind of common and empty virtue signals are the kind of bullshit that makes people feel isolated, cynical, and bereft of any social contract.

Shame on Bill Bennett.

Watch above via Fox News.

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