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Liberalism Drives Men to Madness
American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2012 | Kevin Jackson

Posted on 07/24/2012 8:25:06 AM PDT by neverdem

The shooting in Aurora, CO dominated the news this weekend, and not just in America. It was world news. The tragedy reminded me of a recurring question people have been pondering for at least a decade: why are so many of these incidents happening now?

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence reports that the United States has experienced an average of around 20 mass shootings each year since 2005.

There was the rampage at Virginia Tech in 2007 that left 32 people dead. Only three days prior to the Aurora shooting, 17 people were injured in Tuscaloosa, Alabama after a gunman opened fire in a downtown bar, and one week before that, three people were killed and two were injured after another rampage erupted during a Dover, Delaware soccer tournament. The Fort Hood massacre occurred in 2009, two years after Virginia Tech, with 13 people losing their lives in that event.

The evidence is pretty clear that we are having far more mass shooting these days than we had in the past. You might want to make the natural jump to guns, as that is what the media will tell us to do. Guns are easy to blame. Relatively easy to get, guns make good culprits. But if people were killing people by driving into crowds with Chevy Volts, I suspect the media would not blame the Volt.

It should come as no surprise that the rise in mass killing sprees in America is in direct proportion to the rise in liberalism in American politics.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liberalism

1 posted on 07/24/2012 8:25:12 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

This is true as all of these shooters have been liberals or Christian haters.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:13 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: neverdem

question: 40 years ago, wasn’t it easier to get gns than today? K. Jackson is correct when he points out that the reason for the surge is not due to guns (or else we’d have less violence than before) but due to liberalism


3 posted on 07/24/2012 8:34:26 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: neverdem

I’ve said for years that as the economy tanks, expect more crime, but I wasn’t thinking of this sort of crime. I was thinking of domestic violence and theft.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Cronos

It was. When I purchased my first gun there was no such think as a 4473....paid cash and walked out. Not so long ago a long gun purchase didn’t require a background check. What we’re seeing is a failure of govt to ‘protect us’. After all ‘gun control’ was sold on that basis. The premise of ‘protecting us’ was false to begin w/ so its little surprising the outcome is failure. It all sounded so good when the pols huffed and puffed but the reality is disappointing. Now we’re knee deep in failure and its becoming clear to some people we’ve been sold a bill of goods. My hope is more and more will come to understand the govt can never do what we ourselves MUST do. Self govt always trumps a central govt.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 8:50:07 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: neverdem

What if women organized and had a visible bracelet, pin or something that they were awarded after having been trained in the use of firearms? Widespread wearing of such an insignia would lead to less aggression on women. Think of it as our version of the “awareness” ribbon.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 8:52:11 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: cuban leaf

As the thin veneer of civility continues to crack, I expect more frequent and violent events. As a nation with core judeo-christian beliefs that have deteriorated over the last 5 decades, I am old enough to have watched the decline, I blame the progressive, secular rot that has spread through our nation. IMHO the current events are just the symptoms not the cause.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 8:54:26 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Anima Mundi

Ooh I kinda like that idea. Bling with a message.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 8:57:36 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: neverdem

“...why are so many of these incidents happening now...?”

Lots of Progressive Manchurian Candidates at liberty, running around creating mayhem, to the delight of Progressives.

Just saying a possiblity.

IMHO


9 posted on 07/24/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Conservative4Ever
I blame the progressive, secular rot that has spread through our nation. IMHO the current events are just the symptoms not the cause.

And after the libtards have sufficiently destroyed our morality and religious cultural base, then they will need a police state and a dictator to keep things under control. Way to go, libs.
10 posted on 07/24/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Cronos

“40 years ago, wasn’t it easier to get guns than today?”

Before 1968 you could buy an M-1 Carbine, & many other rifles, through Sears and have it shipped straight to your house.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 9:08:23 AM PDT by MCF
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To: neverdem

Can anyone come up with mass shooting incidents in the 1940’s, during and after WWII?

Guns were all over the place, especially after the war, including lethal war souvenirs, yet, no spike in mass shootings/massacres.

How come?

Just asking.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by ripley
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To: DarthVader

The truth and the law is written on human “hearts”, it’s inherent.

“Liberalism” attempts to deny what is inherently true. This disconnect causes the mind to short out.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 9:20:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Conservative4Ever

I’m 58 and with you. Remember “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

I think we are living in Pottersville.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: neverdem

They sublimate the human nature and offer an artificial replacement that falls short and dehumanizes themselves with it.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 9:26:35 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ripley

My recollection is that the very first incidence of mass murder was the sniper from the University of Texas tower in 1966. Illegal drugs, immoral sex, and hardcore violence began in that decade and our society has been swirling down the toilet ever since.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: MrB

“This disconnect causes the mind to short out.”

And the heart too!


17 posted on 07/24/2012 9:48:07 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: neverdem
Meanwhile.....

Nary a peep in almost ANY Lame Stream Media about the following "Gun Violence"

AFGHAN POLICEMAN MURDERS THREE CIVILIAN TRAINING ADVISERS, TWO AMERICAN AND ONE BRITISH

KABUL, Afghanistan—Three civilian police training advisers, two American and one British, were killed over the weekend by an Afghan policeman at a training academy in western Afghanistan, Afghan officials and a NATO official said on Monday.

In a separate incident, the NATO official said two service members with the U.S.-led coalition were wounded on Monday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in northern Afghanistan. No other details have been disclosed about that shooting....

Afghan security forces or militants dressed in their uniforms have been killing a rising number of coalition forces, but they have not been specifically targeting civilian contractors working for the coalition. So far this year, 26 foreign troops have been killed in this type of attack....

I guess it makes no never mind when a true "Believer" and practitioner of the "Religion of Pieces" SHOOTS some of our Kafur/Infidel Warriors, does it?

Ah, but we should all ignore this as it is but a blip in Obama's "Hearts and Mind" strategy and who cares if a few more of our Military get swept away in the process? /sarc

18 posted on 07/24/2012 9:59:00 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: neverdem

Liberalism is destroying the cherished, time-honored role of dads and men in American society. Without being wanted or needed as a loving provider, husband and father, the growing number of men on the margins are more likely to crack and do things like carry out mass shootings. Also, it’s certainly no coincidence that mass shootings have increased drastically since God and the Bible were driven out of the public square.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 10:01:06 AM PDT by tlp2001 (Capitalism is based on human strength, Communism is based on human weakness)
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To: neverdem
"...why are so many of these incidents happening now?"

A causal link between drugs such as prozac, and these sorts of senseless homicides, was established a long time ago.

SSRI Stories

I don't know that there's evidence to suggest such a link in this case, but observations of this guy in the courtroom yesterday, point to the fact that he is, or has been, under the influence of some kind of drug(s).

20 posted on 07/24/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ripley

Franklin D. Roosevelt was President of the United States, and we all trusted him to take very good care of us.

/s


21 posted on 07/24/2012 10:39:40 AM PDT by karnage
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To: nanetteclaret

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Unruh

Killed 13 in September 1949. Somewhat similar in psychological state as some of the more recent shooters.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: neverdem

Can anyone come up with mass shooting incidents in the 1940’s, during and after WWII?

Guns were all over the place, especially after the war, including lethal war souvenirs, yet, no spike in mass shootings/massacres.

How come?

Just asking.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by ripley
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To: neverdem

list of “rampage killers”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers


24 posted on 07/24/2012 2:13:57 PM PDT by procrustes
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To: ZX12R
And after the libtards have sufficiently destroyed our morality and religious cultural base, then they will need a police state and a dictator will line them up against the wall and shoot them, to keep things under control.

After all, they can't be trusted. They turned against their own countrymen. The rest of us will run the machines to keep our dictator's castle in the sky. For the 'good of the whole'.

25 posted on 07/24/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ripley
How come?

We losing the cultural war, esspecially in the news media, entainment and academia, IMHO.

26 posted on 07/24/2012 4:58:45 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Cronos

I long for a return to mail order guns. I even miss cheap Norinco ammo.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
When I got my Garand from the CMP about 15 years ago, for $165, guess how it was delivered to me? U.S. Freakin' MAIL! Fortunately, I did have to go to the post office to claim it with proper ID but the packaging was basically an envelope not a hard case or even a cardboard tube! You could instantly TELL what was in the package. I was worried about being arrested for having a firearm inside a post office!
28 posted on 07/24/2012 8:25:08 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: neverdem

As much as I agree to the notion that Liberalism is a mental (cognitive) disorder, I am not ready to make the causal leap that Liberalism is the cause of these shootings. Psychotic people have been with us for a very long time and have taken many innocent lives.

Sometimes disease is not externally evident, particularly diseases of the brain.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by LA Conservative (Defeat the Demagogic Party & the Democrat Industrial Corruption Complex)
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To: neverdem
Unscientific. You find similar spree or rampage or serial killings in diffent countries with different political systems.

So far as I can tell, the deadliest mass murder in US history occured in 1927, long before modern liberalism took root.

Not everything is political. Not everything that happens in the world is going to confirm one's own political beliefs.

30 posted on 08/04/2012 1:39:17 PM PDT by x
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