In the discussion thread: Besides easy access to guns, what other factors do these mass murders have in common? [View all]
Response to bvar22 (Original post)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:11 PM
sabrina 1 (62,325 posts)
23. A culture of violence. The way to solve all of our problems is with violence.
'War' on Drugs.
'War' on Terror.
'War' on Poverty.
Every problem we have is approached with violent rhetoric.
We are all over the world supposedly creating Democracies, killing hundreds of thousands of human beings.
Our prison system is one of the worst in the world where people are brutalized, raped and tortured and if anyone asks that we do something about it, the response is 'they made their bed' not realizing that it isn't about them, it is about us.
America's image is violent. We love drones, guns, bombs, more than life itself. We don't even count the bodies.
Peaceful protesters are met with military style attacks by futuristic, heavily armed robo cops.
Cops kill people on a regular basis and rarely face any consequences.
Until we learn that with violence is weakness not strength, I don't see it getting any better.
When do you see role models who resolve problems with intelligence rather than violence not mocked and laughed at in this country?
I read a statement the other day that the Dem Party has now shown how 'tough' they can be, violent is the word they should have used, as if that is a good thing.
The most popular movies and TV programs are all about violence.
When a country's whole image is based on violence we shouldn't be surprised when the population can't see any other way of resolving problems.
But for a while we will talk about these things, maybe a week or so the news will be flooded with the now familiar images of grieving family members, funerals and the usual lineup of 'experts' offering their opinions and then we will move on and forget about it.
We move on from Colombine, so quickly the school didn't even want to mention it at the end of that school year.
Who even remembers all the others that have happened since?
This one too will fade into the background in a week or so.
Until the next time. Nothing will be done to try to prevent another one. Nothing ever is.
Not even committing some of the massive amounts of money we spend on violent wars to Mental Health Care. That would be a good investment in our National Security.
Maybe when we start asking 'How is killing people in foreign countries protecting our National Security when right here is the enemy. How many Americans are killed right here by other Americans every year? Isn't that part of our National Security?
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