September 23, 2017
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Comments for: The roots of mass murder

Every mass shooting has three elements: the killer, the weapon and the cultural climate. As soon as the shooting stops, partisans immediately pick their preferred root cause with corresponding pet panacea. Names are hurled, scapegoats paraded, prejudices vented. The argument goes nowhere. Let’s be serious: 1. Read More
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  • Anonymous

    This is probably the only Krauthammer column I have Ever agreed with!

    • I’m with you. Though not in complete agreement, this is a pretty reasonable piece from Kraut.

  • Anonymous

    100%. Especially point # 2

  • Anonymous

    Krauthammer makes some points I agree with, some I don’t care for. I submit the following address as indicated for further reading as men much more learned than I have made profound and obvious observations as to the human condition. They can be found here. I did however , find no mention about distinguishing one weapon from another but a lot about mental health and theism. If you do not wish to have any preconceived ideas vanquished, do not follow this lead. The focus is on history NOT popular culture. It is not a short editorial but rather a written thought process. It is well substantiated with references.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_Mass_Murder

    • Anonymous

      “conservapedia ” is that sort of like the orange juice lady rewriting the BIBLE to the rights liking? AKA brain washing.

      Do you understand there is a reason the right criticizes many other “sources” like MSM and doesn’t want you reading, hearing or watching them They don’t believe in your having any free thought . They don’t believe in your ability to compare and contrast info and deciding for your self what makes sense . They don’t want you doing any independent research or being exposed to other ideas.. They want to keep you isolated with your own kind, censoring what you read and watch and hear. It makes it so much easier to brain wash and control you, then.

  • Anonymous

    So how does one explain the culture of Genghis Khan, which was before the tv video, internet, why was hitler so violent, and other leaders and all the serial killers in the 70’s 80’s, the world has always been and always will be a violent place and the history has proved it.

    • Anonymous

      He covered those people in #2, The Killer. Remember the part about mentally ill? While I agree with him that #3, which you rail against, is responsible for some of the violence, I do not think he is suggesting that it is responsible for ALL of the violence.

      • Anonymous

        the most recent one’s i guess we could ‘attribute’ to mental illness. , but what about columbine?? And what will happen when one of these guys is just determined to be a run of the mill “angry white man” ? I think we all can assume anyone who does this type of things is just plain nuts. The act itself will ensure someone is declared mentally ill, whether they had any prior history or not, right? .
        The mentally ill are more susceptible and vulnerable to suggestion ( like by conspiracy theorist and themes of violence by video games and entertainers by nature.

        The NYT is running an article today about the financial and marketing links between the gun industry and the gaming industry. The gaming industry is FUNDING the NRA and marketing for gun manufacturers with direct links to their products websites. .It looks like a partnership that is Ideal for inncubating mass murderers, as well as profits.

        Gun manufacturers were successfully sued after one mass murder Their response was to go to Congress and get them to place limits on their culpability and personal responsibility.AND congress let them. IF you are actively peddling your product to gamers and helping people to cross the line between fantasy and reality, aren’t they personally and financially culpable? Some soul searching on the part of the NRA, gun manufacturers and the gaming industry would be welcomed.

    • Anonymous

      Good point …. why were we so willing to “give up” some of our liberties after 911? Some times collective safety and saying no to violence and violence makers trumps freedom and liberties !!!

  • Anonymous

    The Root of Mass murder is MAN, not their weapon of choice

  • Anonymous

    This column is spot on and illustrates the magnitude of the problem and the difficulties in dealing with it.

  • Anonymous

    Balancing the “liberty” of people to collect an arsenal of military weapons vs. the lives of dozens of victims of past, present, and future mass murders…. this seems like a quandary only to people who value the profits of gun manufacturers over children’s lives.

    • Anonymous

      And in the NYT today is an article about the financial and marketing partnership that has been developed between the sellers /manufactureres of guns and video games.It looks like they have partnered to create the perfect incubaotor for creating MASS murderers.

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