posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 02:54 AM
reply to post by MessOnTheFED!
OP like you I think something does need to be done about the violence in our culture but the question is what is that something. Gun legislation will
not affect violence in our society that has been proven by other countries that have tried such actions. They treated the symptom while leaving the
disease. Many people in those countries regret the knee jerk reaction their governments took. We should learn from those mistakes and not repeat them.
I think we have a serious mental health issue in our country and we need to take steps to fix it. I do know there is no magic bullet when dealing with
violence instead it will take efforts in many areas to make our society safer.
I know Reagan is renowned as a great president but he screwed up many things that have helped bring us to the world we live in. When he shut down the
mental health system cutting funding that forced the mentally ill out into the streets. There is a stigmata with people who are considered mentally
ill which dissuades them from seeking help and the current system that is in place is so substandard and understaffed that even after people jump
through those hoops they may not receive adequate care.
During that same administration the government was bringing in massive amounts of coc aine to fund the Iran Contras which sparked off the crack
epidemic in our country all the while our president stood in front of the TV and spoke about the war on drugs and would parrot to children to Just say
No. I personally lost much faith in our government after learning about that cover-up. It could be we are simply paying the price for past mistakes
that have affected our society.
We now face an invisible drug war that is ongoing on our boarders and influx of new designer drugs that each one is worse than the last. Meth makes
you look like a Zombie and that new drug makes people act like Zombies actually attacking and eating people. Our prisons are full of people from drug
charges like Marijuana while violent offender gets early parole due to overcrowding.
There is a huge mess in our government especially dealing with archaic idiotic laws and I can say with certainty that we do not need to be debating
guns but debating the very real problems our nation faces. This gun debate is a slight of hand a distraction from the real problems and we can blame
the MSM, our government, or the UN but the real blame falls on us for ignoring these things for so long. This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as
the problems we face hell if climatchange holds an ounce of truth which the international community says it does then we are facing our own extinction
but it goes widely ignored. That issue pisses me off to no ends because it is usually the same group that is complaining about leaving a debt for our
grandchildren from spending but if you read some of the climate reports our grandchildren are going to be fighting for survival and no amount of money
will help them at that point.
Sorry about the rant but there is so much going on in the world right now that demands our attention yet the headlines are only there for ratings. The
human race seems to have an attention span of a goldfish when it comes to world issues.