Unfortunately we have nut cases in our society, a small portion of the population, take Canada
for instance we have 35 million people here and a small number shoot police in Mayerthorpe
or the shooting of women at a technical institute. In America they have 300 million people, and
there small number would be about 35 million nut cases. Some say take the guns and change
the culture. Those people miss the point however. In America it is not only the culture it is a
belief system born out of a nation by Revolution. Americans actually fear the power of their
elected government and have always felt a disconnect with government. Add to the present
situation of unemployment, and loss of entire industries that were a way of life. Then there is
the uncertainty of changing society through Medicare and other social programs. People cry
socialism about Medicare, they they applaud the extension of the Unemployment benefits also
provided by government. More and more, families are feeling isolated and abandoned and the
young people seeing the "its a given" prosperity fading aware are fearful and angry.
Add rhetoric to the mix on right wing radio, and before one yells bias, the left wing rhetoric
calling people fascists and evil and God knows what else.
In the backdrop of all of this, allow large numbers of people with mental instability as their stock
and trade, to carry guns. It is not the guns that are the problem, it is the finger on the trigger
that is the problem. More has to be done to ensure those with guns are responsible people.
The other problem is criminals of all types carry guns, many neighbourhoods have descended
into madness so even reasonable people who have guns become frightened and sometimes
through fear unreasonable. After all fear does that.
With all the rhetoric many become isolated, resentful and fearful, the unstable see visions and its
their mission, by whatever force leads them, to straighten out civilization.
The only way a nation can counter act such a situation, is to have is political and community leaders
become, sincere and trustworthy leaders, they must begin reasoned debate, and ensure they mention
that the other person is an opponent, not an enemy. In other words without responsible civility the
madness will go on, and the crazies will add to the fears of the nation ensuring the next tragedy will
be worse than the previous event, which in turn keeps the 24 hours news services more opportunity
to sensationalize the bloodshed ensuring there is no end to it.
Its my right and I can do what ever the hell I want, has to take a back seat to responsibility and some
measure of self control, until that happens our world will continually sink to new lows, in the cesspool