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Ethnicity: Royal Blood Country: USA mtDNA: H11 Politics: Not interested Religion: Christian (BUT NOT Lutheran, Catholic, Orthodox, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, Methodist, 7th Day Somethings, and more to add later) Age: Young Member Admiration & Reason: Polaris. The universe needs him.
Elizabeth — Very determined in her endeavors, never affected by anything that gets in her way.
Said by a smart Arktos member,
"A slavic girl may be so sweet. The nicest one you'll ever meet. She might seduce you if she can. You'll think she is your greatest fan. But cross her, and your fate she'll seal, with a will of titan steel."
It's really sad. People get crazed by all that modern culture weird media content. I think that the high level of immorality is the real reason of it. On the other side, moralization is not the way out. Family tender care is the good cause for stopping doing bad.
So, I agree with you, Elizabeth. You're right mentioning a good family is the key factor for solving this hard case.
Let me try and put this into a wider context. There is a bridge a few hundred km from where I live in South Africa. Loads of people have committed suicide by jumping off it.
So why do they do it? People follow patterns.
In the U.S. shootings occur because people are just following that pattern.
In Europe, football hooligans beat each other to death but in the US this almost never occurs.
In South Africa 10 000 people die from drunk driving every year. Half of those are just innocent bystanders. So it is effectively murder-suicide little different from a shooter. In the middle-east its a 'suicide bomber'. In Singapore they jump from a sky-scraper, and in ancient Japan it was a sword to the gut. Seppuku.
So the nature of HOW these tragedies occur is actually unimportant. If the shooter had been a South African he would have got drunk and had a head-on collision, and would not even be in a local newspaper. It would be written off as an 'accident'.
So the death-instinct (thanatos) can be studied irrespective of the mode of its event. One way to subvert these sorts of problems is simply that there needs to be a place where people can go to feel safe and secure. A mental hospital is ideal, but stigma, and capitalist mindset has made such folk rejects. Who is going to pay for it?
That needs to change with high-profile examples of successful people who have been through the mental health process.
The media needs to not go into a frenzy at each of these events. They really are inadvertently encouraging it. How many people die from drunk-driving in the US? I do not know for certain, but I suspect it is WAY more than from shooting. So printing stories of successful mental health events takes up how much of the media? Less than 1% by comparison?
There actually was tell-tale signs in the shooter. He had been involved in numerous conflicts recently, was facing 'disciplinary' hearings and was an ex-soldier. PTSD is certainly obvious even from reading a few articles.
People just do not care about one another. No doubt he was about to lose his job. Is it possible to 'save' everyone? No. Is it possible to be more gentle and caring. Sure.
But for some. It makes no difference. They have their demons. They refuse to face them. And their fears manifest as pathology.
This is often termed 'tunnel vision', where people can see no other option other than the stereotype which they know well. A gun-fight? A car-crash? What if the only image in their narrowed vision is a monastery offering understanding and hope?
Who is going to pay for it?
Add up the cost of all these tragedies. You are already paying for it.