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Carl_R
Carl_R

Truthseeker, you are correct, the problem is cultural. It's more than TV, though. It's also movies, music, and video games, plus the removal of religion thought from children growing up. I see events like this as a triumph of atheism. Rather than blame that, people will naturally blame guns. Take those away, however, and evil people will still find a way to do evil things. I'm sure that the atheists here will disagree with the lack of religion as a cause, but to them I ask, in an atheist world, what is the reason for behaving morally?

Carl_R
Carl_R

Truthseeker, you are exactly right. The problem is cultural changes, but not jut TV. It goes beyond that, to TV and video games. The problem is not guns; the problem is people without a moral compass. Take away the guns, and evil people will still find a way to do evil.

truthseeker
truthseeker

Mish I bet u hoped I wouldn’t show up. More than once on your blog I’ve said that we can’t separate what’s going on in America’s economy from what’s going on in America’s culture..We’ve become addictive to drugs, pornography, debt, corruption and there is absolutely no respect for traditional values or the rule of law. My father who passed away 40 years ago was convinced that television, more than anything else would eventually ruin the country. I can’t even begin to describe what the decade of the 50’s was like. You park someplace with the windows down and leave the keys in the ignition. Most people didn’t have locks on their doors, and if they did didn’t lock it anytime. When I was 6 years old I’d get on the bus with 15 cents go downtown pay a quarter to watch the movie most always a western. I will say black people always had to sit at the back of the bus. The most important thing I was going to show here was a link to “Religion is vital to Democracy says the Marxist” I cannot believe the 3 minute discussion has been taken down! If I had to bet my life on it, I would say this is no accident!! I have used that particular discussion many times over the years, as what these two men have to say to one another is truthful, powerful and profound!! Mish I guess I’ve gone way off course here as to how all this relates to the Florida massacre so I’ll stop and encourage people to read Peggy Noonan’s article in the weekend WSJ.

jiminy
jiminy

Overcrowding makes people crazy. Expect more violence in overpopulated areas.

Ambrose_Bierce
Ambrose_Bierce

zero hedge is a Russian trollbot

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