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What can we do about Gun Violence in the USA?
As a progressive liberal I have come to a sad conclusion.
There really isn’t anything we can do about Gun Murder. I wish I was wrong. There will not be a solution that ends gun violence.Congress will not be a solution to Gun Murder. Why? They can’t do anything about it and if they could they wouldn’t. They will not trade American lives for votes or money. Congress is irrelevant.
Congress is symbolic. It still exists for us to believe we live in a Democracy.
American society is genocidal and malignant. A society that creates many sociopaths who kill people. I will leave the reasons for this to others. I can only speculate.
An AR-15 is an efficient way for these people to express their need to kill. Without a gun, they would use explosives, cars, poison.
The second issue is we are all part of a violent genocidal culture that glories in the unfettered destruction of our fellow humans. We are now and always have been.
When we consider the Gun Culture, for most an image of a man dressed in camouflage, screaming about his 2nd amendment rights comes to mind.
But we are all part of the violent Gun Culture. As taxpayers approve spending $700,000,000 a year creating the most active violent military in the world. Our military threatens intimidates, coerce and rob other people in the world.
We pay a tribute of $3.8 billion per month to Israel, another genocidal group. This enables them to brutalize Palestinians whose misfortune is to live on land they want. We support the Saudi’s decimation of Yemen. We arm Ukraine. Syria etc. We are the biggest arms dealers in the world. We here in the U.S. have by some estimates 418 million guns.
Do your own napkin calculation on the deaths the result of our Gun Culture. Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. Former Secretary of State Madame Albright famously said, “500,000 Iraqi children deaths caused by us was the right decision.” Our foreign policy is Murder for Hire for Israel and Saudi Arabia. Our leaders are so grateful for their little AIPAC treats.
The number of US children murdered is very small in comparison to how many children we are willing to kill.
The body count is insignificant unless you put a premium on the fact they are your neighbors, friends, relatives, and Americans.
Our most popular sport is causes severe brain damage, our entertainment, our police.
Every aspect of our society and culture is severely infected with violence
We are a violent group of people who are mentally ill and enjoy our violence — find violent solutions justifying rationalizing our violence. Our history is violent.
Learn to love it. It is not going to change. Despite the pleas of heartbroken and devastated families.
We must learn to accept gun murder is life in America. Our society and government cannot and will not resolve this for us. Planes crash, cars crash, psychos kill. Tragic and heartbreaking but we won’t stop flying planes, driving cars or give up guns.
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