fredo wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:40 pm
finneganm wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:43 pm
An obvious step forward.
But conveniently couched in the mental-illness/suicide/clearly bad apple/reactionary paradigm. Not surprising coming from someone who thinks 'leaving only footprints" is a solution to enviro ills..
ps the anti-US-hegemony folks never discuss the (dictator or bust!) alternatives. Because of course they don't.
I'm sorry for not providing a point by point detailed program to end pollution and move to renewable clean energy. I was on my way out the door headed to St Augustine to see Widespread Panic and didn't have the time. Point me to your solutions and I'll let you know which ones I agree or disagree with. This reminds me, I need to add the artwork to the database.
I do believe mental illness plays a part in these shootings. The Dayton shooter was under psychiatric care for a while and prescribed meds. His dad ironically is a former addict and current therapist that specializes in "anxiety or fears", "coping mechanisms" and "family conflict".
I believe it's a combination of many things, the collapse of the family unit, pharmaceuticals used to treat everything, easy access to firearms, social media, 24 hr news cycle that needs drama for ratings.
The shooters don't all fit the same mold, the social media accounts suggests the Dayton shooter was a socialist, a satanist, an Elizabeth Warren fan, and an opponent of gun violence(?).
The El Paso shooter manifesto states serious white nationalist socialist ideals proposing universal income & free health care for all for the population that was left after elimination of minorities.