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originally posted by: StarsAndLies
.... people still rather cling to a piece of paper written hundreds of years ago than the lives of people today. People need to wake up.
Oh it didn't work in *insert small insignificant country* it'll never work here.
And you know this how?
He says... after a sweeping statement about a large group of people.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: TheRedneck
He is also a real white supremacist and an anti-Semite.
I would love to see an actual source for such, especially when the police have yet to release what they think the motive is.
You will provide such please?
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
originally posted by: EnigmaChaser
Why? My thought is that SM allows people to be a keyboard warrior with relative safety. A person can talk a bunch of S and get people riled up in 140 characters or less - then just sling mud all day back and forth. This bleeds into way people think, how they interact, and what they do when they aren’t online. it’s also brought large amounts of information to the masses who have no idea how to consume media critically, scale numbers, do some of their own DD, etc. - and they can do so privately/work themselves up without any voice stopping them.
First, what I am about to post is NOT to be taken as a political statement IN ANY WAY!
I merely wish to point out the the, apparent, pervasiveness of the phenomenon you are referring to, and it’s possible impact(s).
I would also like to “suggest” (lacking any “proof”) that there may exist a correlation between a veritable action and a suspected(?) reaction.
These assertions do not bode well for the present state of the US government, or the possible future welfare of it’s citizens.
Again, I do NOT imply that any “agenda” may be at work (may what God or gods that be help me if I have become that cynical!), but it seems to me that our current president’s affinity for aggressive use of SM plays, at least unwittingly, into the very phenomenon you expose. And we have all been (especially most recently) witness to the widespread and vitriolic public reaction those “tweets” have aroused.
If the leader of one of the most powerful nations on the planet can be “infected” shall we say?, by this SM “contagion”, who among us are safe?
I begin to believe that Dr. Leary has the right idea all along:
“Tune in, Turn on, and Drop Out”!
Easy, calm yourself.
A psychopath killed and injured those people. Nobody else is to blame. Anyone saying otherwise is agenda driven and transparently wrong.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
This is a sad, senseless tragedy.
It's also the curse of living in a free society.
Evil people will sometimes abuse their rights to harm others.
But that's no reason to make our society less free.