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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:44 AM

8. Ahhh, but politics does have something to do with it. The politics of pressuring politicians

into inaction and inability to enact any type of legislation that may prevent these types of horrible crimes. They are afraid to speak up because of the threat of not being elected. They are threatened with negative campaign ads from the nra and their army. This is politics.

But of course you meant that the shooter has not declared his politics.

I would suggest that simply by taking up arms against and slaughtering innocent people he has declared his politics. The politics of hate, fear, terror, firearms, desperation, death and destruction. That much is clear - is it not? And this man did not grow his politics in a vacuum. He is a seemingly intelligent, educated, well off suburban kid who had many of the social and cultural advantages we aspire to provide and make available in our country.

Aside - I find your use of the word "incident" both interesting and disgusting. Calling this an "incident" sterilizes and cleanses it of the sickness that it is. Mass killings are not "incidents". They are criminal acts. Crimes against all people. It could happen anywhere to anyone.

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