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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
They have failed to convince the American people about who is to blame for Arizona shooting.
USA Today poll is revealing the truth.
- USA Today Poll -
This is just about over.
Now we have to wait for the trial.
Originally posted by desert
If Mr. Loughner had not tried to kill a political figure, the tragic story sadly by now would be out of the news. But because a member of Congress was involved (especially one who had been in the crosshairs on a map), not only will the tragedy continue in the news, but, at the instant it occurred, the motive was connected directly to talk of crosshairs and "2cd Amendment remedy". This connection was not unreasonable at the time.
Apparently the shooter's connection with his victim goes back to at least 2007. It still could be established that what finally prompted the mentally ill young man to kill with a gun leads back to specific language/images, but further search for a motive/evidence may just as well return a nil or ambiguous link.
Obviously, the mentally ill killer was angry, and this specific tragedy should be the wake up call that society itself has become ugly with anger. You cannot infuse words, images, or actions about killing into public life and expect not to have an effect. Bullies infuse their surroundings with fear, then often recoil in mock contriteness (or fear and anger) when confronted.
If we're supposed to be the Home of the Brave, we act as if we are afraid, and angry because of our fears. If we are truly fearless, we would build rather than destroy bridges with others. As a Good Book says, "perfect love drives out fear."