Afro_Vacancy wrote: ↑
5 months ago
That's not true though. This mass shooting phenomenon is a specifically American thing.
Mass shootings may be more common as the violence of choice in American, but to use the other countries as examples, they have a steady stream of van, acid, explosive, etc and sex attacks. In those cases, almost-exclusively committed by non-whites. Attacks that, before those people showed up, never seemed to happen.
Anders Brevik committed a mass shooting in Norway. His motivation was the Islamic invasion. He still got weapons.
Consider that Brenton Tarrant was inspired to commit his massacre after touring France, and after Ebba Akerland was murdered. He went to New Zealand specifically because it was a better training ground and easier to get his weapons, but stayed because "it was as target-rich an environment as any".
So this is not a specifically-American thing.
Nazism is also on the rise now in mostly gun-free Germany. And the supposed "far" right is beginning to push back.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germ ... SKCN1UU06O
https://globalnews.ca/tag/german-politi ... assinated/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 29801.html
How long before those right wing extremists act on that? I mean, that dude already got assassinated.
Obviously, the same rage exists in these disarmed countries, and that is escalating. What do you think it might look like when that reaches the boiling point? What might it look like if all those angry people come together under a common banner?
I wouldn't even call this the boiling point.
So it's true that if you ban the guns, you'll get fewer mass shootings because people can't just sperge out and grab a gun in the morning and go shoot up the place.
But it's also true that the committed, smart ones, are still going to get the guns or other weapons anyway. It's also true that it turns your country into a political powder keg.
Let's put it this way: Right now, what do you think would happen if Germany had the same gun laws as America? I then want you to ask yourself if Germany would then look like Iceland or more like America.
I think that you will then see why the mass-shooting violence is a symptom of a problem unrelated to how many guns there are, and that a ban on the guns is but a band-aid over a bullet hole.
Anti-gun advocates are no different than the anti-free speech crowd; they want to believe that if they just put a lid on people lashing out, their enemies will just give up eventually.
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pas wrote: ↑
5 months ago
What hurts my feeling terribly is not the fact someone could point out that multiculturalism is not disneyland (can imply rivalry for instance, or the feeling of being rootkilled for all parts involved ) or even criticize progress (as I think we can have progress and regress at the same time, depending on what we are looking at), but the fact that you use terrible words (invaders, savages) and racists ones, like if it was normal and won't demean you at some point. This even keeps me from seing anything else (interesting) you could be saying.
And another thing that hurts me deeply is the fact that those words will just lay here... and not be deleted. It's sincerely painful to watch. I will leave this place at some point, as your words will stay.
Someone who is "hurt deeply" by words like "invaders" and "savages" because they have inhumanly-thin skin should probably not be around political discussion of any kind.
How sheltered does one have to be to be offended by the word "savage" or "Jew"? Who cares
if someone calls you a "faggot" or a "sand nigger"? They're just words.
Mean spirited? Sometimes, yes.
Funny? Always, yes.
You show off how weak people have become today.
You should watch Cobra Kai; you could learn a thing or two from Johnny Lawrence about not being a pussy (even if you have a pussy). In it, he teaches a young beaner how to be a successful badass who seizes the day instead of being offended by words like beaner.