guns don't kill people, it's only a weapon
christianity and islam don't cause war and terrorism, they're only religions
chocolate bars and pizzas don't make people fat, they're only food
abortion shouldn't be banned, it's only a medical process
drugs shouldn't be illegal, they're only powders and pills
none of these objects are to blame for respectively mass murders, religious wars, obesity, "murder" as a lot of right wingers call it, and the drug
war and drug related deaths and incidents. these things aren't holding a knife to your throat telling you do something bad. all these bad things are
manifestations of human action and human action alone.
let us use my most preferred definition of the word 'tool', from thefreedictionary.com:
"anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose"
ALL of the things i named in the beginning of this post are tools. in essence, almost everything is a tool. they're just lying there. YOU're the one
who then takes these things and decides what to do with them.
the fact of the matter is that the end of the day, humans killed, humans waged war, humans ate too much junk food, chose to abort, chose to sniff up
whatever they sniff up.
i believe that in certain types of cases (mass murder/school shooting stories, discussing terrorism or the crusades, addictions, etc.), too many
people shift the blame for human misdeeds too much on inanimate and immaterial objects. this is fundamentally wrong. humans are 100% responsible for
their actions. we have the ability to think our actions through. we have opposable thumbs to do grab something with. guns and bibles and drugs and
alcohol and porn and abortions and religions, they don't have any of that. these things deserve exactly 0% of the blame in a crime or addiction or
whatever situation, because they don't do jack by themselves!
what i'm trying to say with this post is that at the most basic level, WE are 100% to blame for our actions. how childish is to blame an
inanimate/immaterial object for whatever happens. i see too many people on youtube and news sites blaming bad things on these objects. obviously, they
blame the criminal or obese person as well of course, but in my opinion that's where it should end, period. guns and drugs and hell, get this: heavy
metal friggin music, should receive 0% of the blame when something bad happens.
i realize how obvious and logical this message is but i still see too much ignorance from too many people everywhere
(this was not a left vs right article, please i'm not even american i couldn't care less about left vs right wing crap, this goes for every human on
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