U.P. Cinnabar wrote: ↑
It's a ploy. All his social media posts indicated this was a long time in the making, and remorse was the furthest thing g from his tiny mind.
In all probability, yes its a ploy. Or, as I said "regret that he got caught and has to pay the price."
He'll spend that time in the joint playing the victim card, making use of the appeals process, and strutting around like he's King Shit the whole time the son of a bitch's on death row waiting for the needle that's too good for him.
While I appreciate your contempt for this murdering scumbag, this is starting to verge on internet tough guy territory.
I hope you are not suggesting that accused killers should have their right to parole reduced in order to speed them on their way to death row.
While we deny the monster we made, or that he is/was just like every other American boy.
Cause, surely the land of the cheat code and the home of Gamerhate could never behave that way.
Now you're going too far. No, I don't think every American boy is on the cusp of mass murder.
And, someday, Buddha will give Mal the pony and plastic rocket he prayed for.
No, seriously. This has been an issue for thirty-eight years possibly more, and precisely jack and shit has been done about it by the left, right, or NRA cockwhore Colonel Bernie Slanders which hasn't been handwringing, posturing, thoughts, prayers, and blame gaming.
This is not the place for a Bernie Sanders debate, but I would be remiss if I did not point out that calling him an "NRA cockwhore" because he supports slightly
less gun regulation than some Democrats, is unreasonable. And to treat the Left and Right generally as equivalent on this issue is frankly dishonest (or else deeply ignorant), as much as any other variation of the "both sides" narrative.
And there are plenty of people on the Left who would like to do something about it. The problem is that the NRA has bought/intimidated a sufficient number of Congressmembers to prevent that.
Radical base? Guns and violence are as American as Joltin' Joe beating the piss out of Marilyn Monroe, from John Wayne to Dirty Harry. That's what we refuse to see, to the point of blaming foreign patsies for that failing in our national character as well.
Guns and violence are very American, yes. But at the same time, IIRC, polls show that the vast majority of Americans support a greater degree of gun regulation than we have.
That said, I would agree that the problem is (partially) cultural- a deeply engrained culture of glorifying the lone vigilante and political violence, in particular.
Of course, there are other facets to the problem as well- lack of quality mental health care, deep racial divisions, economic insecurity, lack of gun control, and probably some others I'm not thinking of. People looking for a single cause (or solution) to the gun violence issue are wasting their time (or, in some cases, looking for a scapegoat that is politically acceptable to them).
As, frankly, are defeatist rants, however justified they may seem. Cynicism and defeatism breed apathy (or extremism, depending on the person). America has solved problems more intractable than this (slavery comes to mind), if with great difficulty and at great cost. The NRA would love nothing more than for Americans to believe that the problem is unsolvable (or better yet, solvable only with more guns).