posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 08:45 AM
As I've been reading more and more about current events that have been happening in the world, I've noticed that buried under all the front page
news about Iran, N. Korea, Yemen, body scanners etc... there is a phenomenon that is occurring more and more in the US. There is a situation that is
getting worse and worse yet nobody is doing anything about it:
Gunmen killing people either at random or for a purpose.
I decided to look up the murder rate in the US for 2008 and found that it was at 5.4/100000 people. The violent crime rate for the US in 2008 was a
whopping 454.5/100000 people. I also decided to look up the terrorism rate (deaths caused by terrorism) and found it to be at 10.813/1 MILLION people
from 1968-2006!!!!! It's #23 on the list in the source I provide.
Violent Crime/Murder Rate Wikipedia
Terrorism Rate per Capita
So let's put them side by side to make sure I understand what I am saying...
5.4/100000 people for normal definition of murder
454.5/100000 people for violent crime
1.08/1 100000 people for terrorism deaths in the US
Now knowing this, how can I understand people who state on various posts here on ATS, that they are afraid to walk down the street and pass by a
Muslim person? They are more likely to encounter some angry American person who may or may not have lost their job, possibly their spouse and children
etc... who then shoots people around him. How can I understand people people saying that they absolutely fear and hate Muslims to death when it's
more likely that an American fellow may burst into their place of work and kill scores at a time? There is a real problem about their way of
thinking!!! The focus is not right!
Is there a conspiracy on the part of the MSM, the government and other parties to keep the focus away from the REAL threat to American safety? Why
can't the US look inside and realize that they have problems to solve inside before going around the world to "solve" and "deliver from evil" and
"free from tyranny to bring democracy". The money spent on the wars could have EASILY solved the internal problems in the US, which in turn would
have eased the reasons the US has so many shootings/violent crimes.
"Before criticizing someone, take a look at yourself"
-No Idea who said it.