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Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:14 PM

It's the GUNS... but it's the hate and despair that pulls the trigger.

This is JUST my opinion.


Kids nowadays are filled with hate, sadness and despair from the moment they begin to understand the language.

Kids are told they have no future because the world is doomed and fucked. Polar Bears are dying.

Kids hear their parents and other adults say mean and nasty things about people.

Kids see neighbors hating neighbor.

Kids see open trenches filled with bodies in Iraq... or in Libya, Syria... or Ukraine.

Kids are raised by Reddit and 4Chan and Call of Duty... and Fortnite.

Kids have trouble developing their own sense of love and adoration for others.

And the violence... violence is normalized in every aspect of their lives.

Didn't always used to be like this... Mid West 1960's-70's childhood here... never saw crap like this.

Our culture is the poison and when you combine that with easy access to guns... you see what happens.

The ONLY solution to all of this is to raise a generation or two of kind and loving kids.

Don't teach kids why other people are BAD... teach them that everyone deserves the right to live in the way that makes them happy and derive happiness from seeing others live their own "best life"...

Because right now... we're living an American version of Rwanda.

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Reply It's the GUNS... but it's the hate and despair that pulls the trigger. (Original post)
WarGamer Jul 2022 OP
AndyS Jul 2022 #1
Ohio Joe Jul 2022 #2
WarGamer Jul 2022 #3
Ohio Joe Jul 2022 #7
walkingman Jul 2022 #4
XanaDUer2 Jul 2022 #5
uppityperson Jul 2022 #6
meadowlander Jul 2022 #8
Kingofalldems Jul 2022 #9
AZSkiffyGeek Jul 2022 #10
WarGamer Jul 2022 #11
AZSkiffyGeek Jul 2022 #12
Irish_Dem Jul 2022 #13
LakeArenal Jul 2022 #14
Kingofalldems Jul 2022 #15

Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:16 PM

1. Yeah, video games . . .

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:19 PM

2. Funny...

The 'only solution' does not include doing anything about guns... Wait... That is not funny at all... It's bullshit.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:19 PM

3. Sigh...

It's like you didn't understand a thing I wrote.

How many times did I directly state "it's the guns"??

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:23 PM

7. I understood just fine...

"How many times did I directly state "it's the guns"??"

Exactly once... You then followed it with a big 'but' followed by everything under the sun except the guns.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:21 PM

4. July 4th....sadly.....nothing more American than a mass shooting....enough 😡

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:21 PM

5. Glad I'm not young nt

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:22 PM

6. Income inequality, rich get richer and the rest get fucked.

The powerful get more power, the plebes less.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:24 PM

8. Agree, but would add 98% of it is boys, not "kids".

Boys are taught they are entitled to sex and if they can't get it violence is an acceptable substitute.

Boys are taught that getting sex is a status symbol and if they can't get it they are hopeless losers who will always be alone.

Boys are taught to have contempt for their own emotional lives and, by extension, themselves.

Stop teaching boys that they are entitled to other people's affection and respect without working for it and that being violent is the same as being powerful and in control.

And whoever is googling "female shooters" right now so they can post examples, just stop. Less than 2% of mass shootings in the past 30 years have involved female shooters. And you know that. So let's stop pretending that this isn't a gendered problem.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:27 PM

9. No guns means no trigger to pull.

Added that in for you.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:29 PM

10. Wow, someone really has no clue about Rwanda

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:31 PM

11. I simply meant the unwaranted senseless violence.

It was a very loose association.

But thanks for ignoring the body of the post.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:32 PM

12. Until half a million Democrats are killed by Republicans in a month

It's not even close to being a "loose association."

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:54 PM

13. Yes guns rampant in a with a society filled with hatred and anger.

Very bad combination.

Also society has been told there is nothing that can be done.
So learned helplessness too.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 08:58 PM

14. Then do something yourself. Quit spreading your fears on us.

I know more young Americans than most.

Not raised by Reddit.

My culture is not poisoned.

Violence is not normal.

Crap like What in 60-70ís? Illegal war that young men were conscripted against their will. Youth subject to pictures of civilian villages decimated. Children burned with napom.

Black Churches firebombed.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_against_African-American_churches

What kids raised without love and support?
Are you kidding?

People say mean nasty thingsÖ..only now? Come on.


Do you remember the 68 Democratic convention?

Sterling Hall bombed

Kids getting gassed and killed in protests

Carlos and Smith BlackPanther salute against racism at the Olympics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Olympics_Black_Power_salute

Because we had no internet, everything isnít so well documented from back then. However, reporting back then, news, was more real and honest

Go find yourself a place you think is safe, then canvas, vote, phone bank.

Donít get sad. Vote.





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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Jul 4, 2022, 09:03 PM

15. What about Trump fans like Crimo?

And the ones who were going to murder Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 6?

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