Re: Vegas - WTF???
Posted by: JMac ()
Date: October 03, 2017 12:54AM

It's a really sad state of affairs that stems from a deeply-seated cultural and ideological malaise in this country that, coupled with powerful lobbying/economic interests beholden only to themselves, has metastasized into a heartwrenching social phenomenon we will never be rid of. Sure, shootings happen in other places too, but the frequency and ferocity of the American case dwarfs any other nation exponentially -- it is very particular to us.

The Australian response is an admirable case study of how to do it, but alas, the US - for all its unique heritage and immeasurable contributions to its citizens and immigrants and the world at large - is more backward than most other developed nations in several key respects.

Prayers will be offered, we will grieve, debate it back & forth as we have before, and move on with nothing improved in any substantial manner. Rinse & repeat. It's enough to boil one's blood, but there's also a sense of utter helplessness and resignation by now.

Some bemoan "politicizing the tragedy", but for all our sadness - and my heart does go out to all the lives unfathomably left unfinished and all the families that have been irrevocably, needlessly shattered - there is no better time to bring this issue again than now.

Kevgret's analogy regarding cars is not only poorly reasoned, it is abysmally stupid...I won't bother tearing it apart because anyone with two lone brain cells to rub together should be able to see why.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2017 01:06AM by JMac.

Navigate: Previous MessageNext Message
Options: ReplyQuote


SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Vegas - WTF??? 2055 Raging Heart 10/02/2017 03:10PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 676 timstar 10/02/2017 03:38PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 539 Surfpunk 10/02/2017 08:28PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 349 garyt 10/03/2017 12:49AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 266 rickyboy999 10/04/2017 12:00AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 507 Wardy 10/02/2017 04:24PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 540 Hollywood 10/02/2017 04:31PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 486 timstar 10/02/2017 04:51PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 513 drowningdeep 10/02/2017 05:08PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 529 Walk In The Shadows 10/02/2017 05:43PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 566 Andrew 10/02/2017 05:50PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 499 juliocruz 10/02/2017 05:53PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 506 kevgret 10/02/2017 06:08PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 447 Aussie Dave 10/02/2017 06:13PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 466 Walk In The Shadows 10/02/2017 06:19PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 456 Warrior21 10/02/2017 07:35PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 426 Walk In The Shadows 10/02/2017 07:39PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 469 timstar 10/02/2017 08:26PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 398 Walk In The Shadows 10/02/2017 09:24PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 237 kidego71 10/04/2017 05:45AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 478 Andrew 10/02/2017 08:42PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 437 totobob 10/02/2017 07:58PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 520 kevgret 10/02/2017 07:59PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 454 JackCane 10/02/2017 08:41PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 401 Walk In The Shadows 10/02/2017 09:25PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 488 Raging Heart 10/02/2017 10:24PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 352 matt 10/03/2017 12:24AM
Re: Vegas - WTF???472 JMac 10/03/2017 12:54AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 316 Wardy 10/03/2017 05:06AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 311 cluster 10/03/2017 04:01PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 400 Hustler 10/03/2017 02:00AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 418 kevgret 10/03/2017 02:07AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 359 Hustler 10/03/2017 02:14AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 355 Leet2607 10/03/2017 02:14AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 399 Peter M. Bietenholz 10/03/2017 05:19AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 353 cluster 10/03/2017 04:10PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 307 JMac 10/03/2017 11:16PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 338 Andrew 10/03/2017 05:19PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 326 garyt 10/03/2017 06:37PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 316 SNorander 10/03/2017 07:32PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 320 garyt 10/03/2017 08:45PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 326 Peter M. Bietenholz 10/03/2017 08:37PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 319 garyt 10/03/2017 08:57PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 327 Peter M. Bietenholz 10/03/2017 10:45PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 390 JMac 10/03/2017 11:18PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 333 garyt 10/03/2017 11:34PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 375 SNorander 10/03/2017 11:34PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 297 Akman 10/04/2017 06:19PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 317 Peter M. Bietenholz 10/04/2017 01:12AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 331 Hustler 10/04/2017 02:46AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 312 JMac 10/04/2017 09:07AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 292 Hustler 10/04/2017 10:12AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 251 Peter M. Bietenholz 10/05/2017 11:32AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 299 totobob 10/04/2017 04:49PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 256 Don 10/05/2017 09:39AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 325 kissgod 10/04/2017 12:57PM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 355 Roadie 10/05/2017 01:17AM
Re: Vegas - WTF??? 248 garyt 10/05/2017 02:47AM


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Powered by Phorum.

Disclaimer: melodicrock.com takes no responsibility for the contents of messages posted on this open forum, or for the sanity of those posting.