reply to post by December21st2012
Mass shootings have been ongoing. There is always someone climbing a tower with a rifle,
or shooting people from a car's trunk, or spraying bullets in a post office.
The difference is that as the population grows there are more insane people to commit such
acts. There is, however, only so many news sources to report them.
The real difference is in how normal people are drawn in, intrigued, frightened, fascinated,
and motivated by these insane acts of murder.
It is simple fact that more people die in bathtub slip and falls per year than in mass
shootings in public. Two hundred and fifty thousand people in the US die per year directly due
to medical malpractice. But death by slip and fall or misdiagnosis do not garner much attention
because there is no passion. We humans are drawn to passion and emotion--What MADE the guy
go crazy? Was it love? Was it hate? Was it vengeance?
And that's why the MSM reports these stories on the front page and breaks into regularly scheduled
programming. The reason is that you tune in to watch. You will change channels frantically in search
of information about what happened. You (not personal--the general public, I mean) are drawn like
moths to the flame...and the corporations who sell advertising know this.
The problem is the human condition...human curiosity...
Of course it could also be that we are intentionally being manipulated so the government can find good reason to grab our guns, but it doesn't
matter to the general public if it is a conspiracy or not . They will watch and be intrigued and be led to think the same way the talking heads
think....It is a sad human condition--driven by our fears, driven by our peers
edit on 4-1-2013 by rival because: (no reason given)