anyone else getting tired of watching the insane invents unfold in the united states and the “civilized” societies where people just walk in and shoot up a school, concert, train, etc. and have an emotional freakout caused by the insanity of a few folks?
anyone else getting tired when you have some people say, “prayers are with you” and the recipients get pissed off? what about a logical reaction that is logical, rational and tangible solutions to cure the symptoms and not the root issue – insane human behavior.
you can call the media buzzwords and acronyms whatever you wish to make yourself feel better, when you strip away all the buzzwords like, “terrorism, domestic terrorism, homegrown terrorism, active shooters, etc - for seemingly Endless classifications of people trying to rationalize another mental health issues.
where do people just learn and or think it is ok to shoot up a place? is it the guns, the bullets, the video shooter games, the military advertisements glorifying war, the advertising that the thug life if really hip and cool? one had bad parents? one had too good of parents? or how about yesterday, “youtube made me do it!”
when another human decides to go blast other humans and/or a lot of people – that is not a normal behavior. but the media loves to bring out salacious news and critique every person involved, and glorify the people that did the crime and/or mental illness event (depends on who you talk to) the gun didn’t do it the bullets didn’t do it. they are simply instruments or tools. what did it was a human being that believed it was somehow ok to hurt his fellow human. you don’t see criminals and insanity glamorized in European media. but in the USA, I think the idea of ratings simply has the media doing things to bring an entertainment, political or op-ed ideology into what was simply reporting the facts, as best as one could.
yesterday the president offers prayers to the youtube people and their CEO comes back blaming the gun issue on a list of reasons that are more important than people having empathy…meanwhile, the shooter Is blaming you tubes algorithms or advertising for cutting her message off to the world and somehow thought it was fine to shoot up youtube. (or something like that – as I type it – I can’t even make the insanity sound rational between all the aforementioned parties)
what is sad, is the reaction of many is to further live in fear instead of saying, “hey, no more insanity.” There is everything from, “arm every teacher and student!” to “you need to buy see-through backpacks” and instead of looking at ourselves, where the real problem exists – we want to rationalize it and blame some item in the society like a gun or bullets. personally, I think we have far too many guns in the country, but I have yet to have a gun or bullet become an animate object with a life of its own. wait, that is what is being cooked up in DARPA labs with swarming, yet, autonomous robotic weapons that will ultimately be misused by man – because he is too lazy to work on himself.
the reality is American culture likes guns, always has. we are a young country that was country was founded and settled with them. how many people realize the civil war had the most casualties of all the wars the USA fought in? a few hundred years, you would think perhaps with the military complex and now the increasing police state complex (c’mon, to serve and protect appears to be more about making money lately to fund the budgets for more stuff and a seeming militarization of the streets.) or my favorite, “we had to find a use for all these weapons we made, so why not give the local police force a tank or few bazooka’s. you can never be too prepared.”
it is like the church I go when i am visiting my folks. if a stranger walks in, I kid you not, a sense of panic and fear sets in. “that person is unfamiliar or different!”
instead of leading with, “hi, how are you doing today? welcome to our church...” the person is looked at from afar and the folks gossip and talk amongst themselves. yes, this is in a church. odd no?
forgive me, but it was several years ago, that a Mexican man hopped off a train in the town and saw the cross for the church and it guided him there for help. he got that, and some rest, sleep…and I pray it was a lesson for folks to be a bit more compassionate than fearful. it is so odd that I thought about “Jesus or noel” (I don’t remember his name) in a meditation and prayer this morning.
all this gun control stuff – we did to ourselves. the highest grossing video games are shooter games. on a television show or move it seems guns come out every few minutes. I have yet to meet one soldier or detective that pulls their gun on another human so much as the media shows. and then there is a huge abundance of guns and bullets in the market where I guess making a bang is “so cool!”
Is the solution maybe to make an asshole camp? you do something stupid to another human being with a gun, you go to asshole camp and take classes to learn about freedom, democracy, choice, and behaving in a civilized manner.
I am not sure if that is a psych ward? or can we develop something that really does not promote, glamorize, or glorify such behavior
you can laugh, in Switzerland if you raise your voice (gee what American doesn’t) it is actually a crime. it might seem funny for our culture, but guess what, I still have no idea how a country with so many machine guns in homes doesn’t have a mass shooting like in the USA. I try to imagine a similar level of weapons in the USA and the common missing link is people want to behave more like assholes with guns, no emotional, ethical or personal accountability that we are all part of something bigger.
but then again, all you have to do is look at the countries leaders and what we glamorize and you realized to get that space where social. of which the idea of prayer, meditation and looking inside oneself – are getting a bad rap these days.
onward to the inner fitness products…it is a sad reality that the country needs places like these. the saving grace is that there are a lot of people that do want to change and improve. may this help.
sitting there unwilling to look at the brilliance of the US constitution writers years ago, with the ability to modify and change things…(for example, we have a powerful military, and in a civilized society we have a police force, not a vigilante force to keep order…so why do people need assault rifles besides getting their jollies off with, “boom, boom, boom” leading to primal man grunting and going “whoa cool!”
maybe I am missing something, I grew up around guns, have yet to meet someone who didn’t respect them, I hunt for food sometimes with them, but don’t see anything dangerous with them, or the people I grew up with and know. everyone was taught that a gun was a tool and the most dangerous part of a gun was the human using it. that was taught at a very early age in more of a rural setting. inside urban settings, i don't know if too many folks have guns, nor any need for them? it goes with the ideal of that if you have a strong police force to protect and serve the people, and do it well, there is no need for the land of citizen justice and vigilantism. I also really don't see any need for folks inside major urban areas to weaponize themselves as if the Armageddon was coming soon either.
I do have concerns with the militarization of the police forces and the astounding amount of money we spend on weaponry as a country – particularly as the interests of the country really get blurred in a complicated world.
the biggest problem I have with the entire gun control argument is that people are able to act the fools, do something silly, and/or instead of working on their fears and insecurities – allow a few folks that do insane behavior to relegate some emotional reaction from people to change the entire planet instead of saying, “hey, this behavior is not tolerated or acceptable”
my bad, that solution would bring in that “accountability” issue for many people and their actions, as part of the larger social construct. it is something beyond a law, call it common sense.
we all know how ridiculous the idea of common sense is within common law. yesterdays news blurbs had the CEO of youtube and the president in some mindless twitter war, of which, I really wish leaders would spend more time building better citizens…all I got out of the bizarre exchange could be the insane argument that, “youtube causes people to go crazy and use guns on people.” no folks, somehow, someone lost their mind and they had access to guns and thought, “I will show them what happens when you take away my ranking/advertising/etc/
yeah, that is nuts
· the last comment was simply an example of how insane the entire world of guns and people inside the USA has gotten to me. I still marvel that in Switzerland there are machine guns everywhere – but the people have a social consciousness that they traded a bit of individual freedom for a better society. we could perhaps learn a bit from this and pull back from the land of “you can have whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want, do whatever you want….because you are special and it is owed to you menatality.” (now that I type this ramble, I wonder if I should even publish this, as it really sounds goofy, and I am typing it. but alas, 10 mintue rule..publish