President Donald Trump on Friday called out a school resource officer as a coward for failing to confront the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week. He seems quick to point to those he finds lacking when it comes to valor.
We can't make America "America Again" because we have never, ever lived up to our own expectations, not even our forefathers. That last is not as nasty a statement as some might think. Children never do. Fathers and mothers never do. Compromises are made. And expectations do change.
I am thinking schools built like bunkers. Surrounded by barbed wire of course and a few missile silos in the middle of the running track.
Perhaps this American violence is the legacy , the curse, of a country reared on mass extermination of First Nations people, the cruelty of hundreds of years growth on the backs of black slavery and a civil war in which 600 thousand were killed by their own countrymen.
Perhaps these mass murders are the result of a cruel and uncaring society, that is just fine with 50 million people having no health care, and the fact that on average every year 35 thousand uninsured Americans die of treatable illness. The cruelty of a society that says I've got mine and to hell with you.
Thom's article -- "Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence" -- is extremely persuasive. (I'm concerned that the title of the article might overstate the situation since neither I nor Tom can really KNOW if these 2 laws COULD or WOULD solve our violence issue.) But this is the nature of all attempts to reduce harmful human behavior -- you can either do nothing or do something, and if you want to do something it makes sense to look at prior history and see if humans have successfully reduced similar negative hu
“Today’s phrase”? “Conservative Christian”. As soon as you pick yourself off of the floor and stop laughing, just try and digest this hilarious and fraudulent, political label, for just a moment. “Conservative”? AND yet, simultaneously, “Christian”? A ridiculous notion, right? I mean, isn’t this particular label typically “proclaimed”, with a predictably- smug, self-righteous and indignant tone?
Death by a thousand cuts is death none the less.
I have written several times about my belief the Donald Trump or my preferred term House Trump to encompass his constellation of captured satellite-individuals, has been under the control of and following the instructions from the crime organization headed by V. Putin. The goal of POUTS Trump appears to be the reduction of the U.S. Government into a state of chaos one small cut at a time.
Once again, Americans must confront another mass shooting at another school. Beyond the immediate outpouring of grief and sympathy, we conduct collective soul-searching about the motives and causes of these recurring tragedies. Inevitably, everyone retreats to familiar corners of the debate – is it the person or the weapon most at fault? Is it a lack of mental health care or easy access to military assault weapons? Should we install metal detectors and post armed guards at every public location in the nation or should we arm every man, woman and child and let t
The day after the Florida shootings this may seem off topic and a tad tone deaf. But maybe not. If we can't talk to each other all the framing in the world won't shift the debate, change minds. The left and the right seem to share this Army boots framing when it comes to guns. When passion, and achieving agendas by any means politics, replace respectful debate then no more than spinning society's wheels is almost always the long term result.