Jay wrote:Maybe the flag wavers and the Bible thumpers are on to something, because they seem to be better at taking care of each other than we are here on the coasts.
Yes, nationalism and religion always improve the situation. Good grief, Uzique (PBUH) would had some fun with that statement.
One example of a small-government patriot doing his duty as he saw it.
As for religionhttps://qz.com/1120799/texas-church-sho … shootings/
I said already US society is brutal and nasty and drives these events, from my perspective its this endless urge to exclude people and then ridicule and marginalise them.
Its at so may levels:
Get a low GPA - you're a loser and deserve contempt
Not a high school jock - you're a loser and deserve contempt
Your parents are poor and can't afford the latest gadgets and fashons for you - you must be mocked and excluded
School discipline problems - goes on your permanent record
Get a minor criminal conviction for a moment of youthful stupidity - you'll wash dishes the rest of your life
Ride the bus to work - your peers are required to laugh and point
Have a blue-collar job and finish the day with dirty hands? What kind of woman would marry you?
Don't have the latest model of shiny car - you deserve your neighbours contempt
Don't have a well-paid steady job - no healthcare, its public hospitals for you - the shame!
Once people reach the end of the road, see no decent future for themselves, thats when they flip and take their revenge on the world at large.
This dumb kid in Florida had been excluded from school and most likely believed his life was over, there was no path forward.
That moron in Las Vegas most likely had lost his money and was about to lose the (fake) respect and adulation it had bought him, he was about to become another loser nobody.
Other societies don't do this to the same extent, they're much more egalitarian, understanding, give people more chances and jail people a lot less.
And the result is less violent crime, fewer murders and fewer spree killings.
Obviously easy availability of machine-guns which can be bought in a fit of mental illness and fit in a sports bag is also a factor.
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