So we have another mass shooting - Another chance to point fingers. Another mass shooting is another chance to express righteous indignation. One more photo op. Another opportunity to see who comes up with the most shocking headlines - using children as props to denounce violence against children . See for example Newport Beach Mayor video. Another chance to score political points. Unless is the attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If you have not heard of the attempted murder of Justice Kavanaugh, there is a simple explanation. Fox News' Gabriel Hayes reports that " several major U.S. newspapers – and their corresponding websites – hardly mentioned, or outright ignored, the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the front pages of their Thursday morning editions," while Michael Nobles in a post in the simpliliberty.com blog writes: "Many news networks on June 12 omitted mention of the recent attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, even though some touched on issues facing the nation’s top court. All Sunday morning shows on CNN, CBS, NBC, and ABC did not cover the attempted killing, which took place on June 8. Fox News covered the topic during “Fox News Sunday.” Several shows brought up the Supreme Court in other contexts. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash noted that the Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade before asking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) about the upcoming midterm elections. Bash also mentioned the nation’s top court declined to take up a case involving elections in Pennsylvania.
You may not have heard that over the weekend in Chicago, 31 people were wounded in 23 shootings citywide over the weekend in Chicago, where seven people were killed. Of the seven fatal incidents, six people died from shootings while one succumbed to a stabbing. It's no longer newsworthy because this has been the norm in Chicago and other cities for years,
The good news is that in the US Senate a "bipartisan" group of senators announced an agreement for gun safety legislation Sunday, which includes "needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can't purchase weapons. The quotation marks on bipartisan is intentional. By definition, bipartisanship is used in the context of a two-party system, in which opposing political parties find common ground through compromise. Partisanship is the antonym, where an individual or political party adheres only to its interests without compromise. In the announcement, only ten Republican senators agreed - hence, technically it is not bipartisan. The bigger issue however, is not only the hypocrisy but also gun control debate is a sysyfusian effort: Demagogues do something, but solves nothing. The proposed agreement is case in point: Would not fix Chicago, does not stop mass shootings, but it makes people politicians look like they are doing something.In the gun control debate, The mainstream media and Democrats blame the object. Conservatives blame the subject. Some, like California Governor Gavin Newsom and the LA Times, blame it on toxic masculinity. "After a 19-year-old man killed three people and wounded more than a dozen others at a festival in Gilroy, Calif., in late July, California Gov. Gavin Newsom noted something often taken for granted about mass shootings. “These shootings overwhelmingly, almost exclusively, are males, boys, ‘men’ — I put in loose quotes,” Newsom said during a news conference. “I do think that is missing in the national conversation.”
While mass shootings seem to attract politicians cow manure attracts flies. they are not
The gun control argument often used is more like putting lipstick on a pig: states with stricter gun control laws like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, score the highest homicide rates. Others say countries like Japan are better - which is comparing apples to pineapples. The biggest difference is national identity and culture
How it feel like, chasing the wind hommie? Don’t we do it all the time? We never chase God but think that the women or the money will forever satisfy. That ain’t what we were designed for & I can tell you that with my eyes closed or blindfolded. It’s mind-blowing, our souls need God cuzzy that there I know, [brotha] yes I know
Then in 1963 the Supreme Court in Abington Township v. Schempp (1963) decided that teaching children about wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, fear of the Lord., charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity was so radical that required Bible readings in public schools was unconstitutional. Guess what happened next? Mass shootings! No. There was no influx of males to indicate toxic masculinity was the root causee
A Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 , shows a steep decline in Christianism. 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009.
Now children are penalized for using the wrong pronoun. Last month a school district in Kiel, Wisconsin, a city of 3,600 residents, charged three eighth-graders at the Kiel Middle School with sexual harassment after an incident in April in which the students refused to use “they” to refer to a classmate who had switched pronouns a month before the incident
Now children are confused about their own identity, Civic studies have been replaced with social studies. Adding fuel to the confusion are professional organizations such as the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers with the stated mission: "SHPE's mission is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity. We fulfill this Mission by increasing educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth and reinforcing our reputation as a vital Hispanic organization. We also carry out our social responsibility to be involved in education, business and enhancing pride within our organization". That organization is now teaching about intersections of sociology, feminism and queer theory and their application to DEI issues in engineering. I know STEM. I know engineering. I skipped Middle School & graduated HS early with honors. I earned a BSEE with a minor in Biomedical Engineering while working full time and without an internship - no one to lend a hand. I eventually managed engineers from MIT, Berkley, Stanford & so on. Engineering, like medicine, is a jealous profession: no time for entertaining Intersection Identity issues. Social engineering is not real engineering