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Progressives’ Cynical Exploitation of Mass Shootings
"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown
"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
I agree. If the media wouldn't sensationalize these shootings maybe (but doubtful) they might slow down. Seems like all these shooters want is for everyone to know and remember their name.
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I stopped watching TV around 2013. The internet is far more entertaining and not nearly as one sided or propagandist as cable TV. Sure the internet is full of misinformation and propaganda but Cable TV is far worse. Fuck the legacy media including Fox News until the sun burns out.
I stopped in 2015 mainly because of televised news.
Fear and hate is all they spread. Race baiting, disinformation and separation.
Excellent post Para.
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
There is science behind the theory, the press just don't care: https://www.hhs.gov/answers/me...gion-mean/index.html
Para is right, and probably helping to save lives too.
Calgary Shooting Centre
What monumental effort would it take to get the media to call these events what they really are: mass murders?
God bless America.
NRA Life Member - "Fear God and Dreadnaught"
I’m on board 100%! Thank you chief!
|Just because you can, |
doesn't mean you should
As usual, plenty of people were aware of this guy's violence and potential for much worse but mostly did nothing when it could have helped.
I'm definitely with the boss on this one as far as the media is concerned.
The only thing I care to analyze are the nuts and bolts of the incident as it pertains to what can be done better or sustained in terms of an effective response, but that is the A.L.I.C.E. instructor in me talking. https://www.alicetraining.com/
What I really like about that organization is they never mention the names of the shooters either, but rather focus on the names of the heroes involved who saved lives.
“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” –Chuck Palahnuik
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|Just because you can, |
doesn't mean you should
Maybe a permanent BTT would be a good idea so less frequent visitors see this.
Back to the subject. For those that want to pass more laws, the Odessa shooter failed a background check for mental health info that popped up on his record. Filing a false statement on that form is already a felony. Does anyone actually enforce that already existing law?
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too mean to quit!
Could not have stated my position any better than that stated by ensigmatic!
There has never been an occasion where a people gave up their weapons in the interest of peace that didn't end in their massacre. (Louis L'Amour)
"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. "
"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Alexis de Tocqueville
The Idaho Elk Hunter
I concur with Para and most responses up to this point.
The only exception I have is that I will read about it once as an event occurs and again three to five days later as more facts are known.
This isn't about any morbid curiosity, but I try to learn about the details only to sharpen how I might respond if found to be in those situations. In addition, I only try to learn details only to respond to peers who are worked up about it.
Can this thread be made a "sticky"? It is a very good reminder to all how Para's forum operates in regards to commenting on mass murders.
The right of self preservation, in turn, was understood as the right to defend oneself against attacks by lawless individuals, or, if absolutely necessary, to resist and throw off a tyrannical government.
Any thread can become a featured topic but I won't feature this thread right now. Featured threads take up real estate at the top of the first page of a given forum section. For this reason I try to limit the number of featured threads. However, yes, this thread will be featured eventually, as these insane shootings are here to stay, and we would do well to be fully aware of how these events are being used by the news media, and what we can do to deny these soulless conglomerates access to our minds.
And yet the Sun Times ran this article on the labor day festivities, so clearly it's not about people being killed by guns,
43 shot — 8 fatally — in Chicago Labor Day weekend shootings
A 15-year-old boy shot Sunday in Austin is among the eight people killed.
By Sun-Times Wire Updated Sep 3, 2019, 5:16am CDT
Time to bring this back to the top
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That is like a mini prayer or at least a chant. Well said.
In a culture that doesn't differentiate between becoming famous (through accomplishments that better oneself and the community) and infamous (through destructive actions that harm individuals or communities), publicizing the actions of infamous/evil actors creates a self-fulfilling prophesy of more of the same.
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
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"Wait until all the facts are in before jumping to any conclusions."
My father taught me this at a young age. When I had a son of my own, I reiterated what my father had taught me, but I added a bit more:
"Remember the media has an agenda in everything they do, and they'll use and abuse any story to advance their agenda."
The timing of the Zimmerman/Martin case was perfect. My son was at just the right age for the Zimmerman case to cement in his mind the truth of what my father and I had told him.
To this day, many people still believe what the media told them about that incident. In fact, after Zimmerman's acquittal, folks who had been duped by the media's lies attempted to murder him - and the media even turned the facts about those incidents around to make Zimmerman look like the stupid, murderous fool they had claimed him to be from the beginning.
It is a classic example of the utter deceit that is the media.
I found what you said riveting.
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