reply to post by ModernAcademia
I agree with you comments.
By obsessively focusing on shooting and negativity they do a few things. First, it creates the impression that shootings and violence are out of
control. What's worse is that many channels and media outlets are not airing shows about responsible gun use or about responsible gun owners. These
people have the power to control information because so many people are getting information this way. What this does is it distorts reality. If gun
rights activists don't respond then they'll have to take it sitting down. Second, by giving so much attention to these topics the news outlets are
ensuring that more people out there will attempt copy cat crimes. It's a recipe for gun control.
There's nobody to blame except ourselves if it goes this way. We're just messed up. Maybe we're just not smart enough to have these freedoms and must
depend on government to baby us. If this is true, it's just another sign of our eusocial destiny as a species to exchange our individuality for
unification. If a single individual is incapable of understanding then they must be controlled by the hive. This means for all peoples, not for just
rare persons. We're already on this road. Government, libraries, teachers, numerous occupations and other indicators all point to this eventual end.
However, not all slippy slopes get slippier and slippier. So maybe I should be cautious about certainty. But consider that from my perspective
everything is slippy and what's ahead is shrouded in fog.
edit on 29-12-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)