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Thread #148617   Message #3455471
Posted By: Bobert
21-Dec-12 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Like I have said, there is no "silver bullet" that is going to fix everything... We have many forces working here...

1. Yes, we have a miserably failed mental health system to relies on too much out-patient (cheaper) treatment and not enough inpatient treatment... And, to make things worse, states having been cutting budgets from mental health year after year after year...

2. We have way too many extremely dangerous guns in out genral population... It is estimated that there are 3,000,000 military styled assault rifles... And to complicate that the NRA used fear tactics to scare people into thinking they need these weapons because if Obama doesn't take them away from you then the UN will...

3. We have a dysfunctional government with way too many people in Congress who were elected by tin-foil-nation and think it is there job to try to destroy the entire US government, sans the military...
And complicating any efforts to bring sanity into the equation we have a licensed purveyor of BIG LIE propaganda in Fox News...

4. We have way too much violence in our movies and games and so we have an entire generation who is so desensitized to violence that they have no real comprehension between the games and real life... And to complicate that their parents aren't much better...

5. We have become a nihilistic, me-me society where it's get yours at all costs and the only time we show compassion is if we think that it might be captured by a device and go viral... To complicate this is that people no longer develop the social skills that the future of the nation depends... Who the fuck cares what Suzie Creamcheeze is wearing... You don't know her... She lives 3000 miles away and you'll never know her... Talk to the kid next to you...

These are "Bobert's Big Five"...

B~