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Anatomy Of A Massacre – XI – Just Another Political Football

It never ceases to amaze me by how little our political system eventually accomplishes with its actions. I realize that the system itself was intentionally designed to work very slowly but sometimes it seems that our representation believes that it should not work at all. I get it. I recognize the wisdom in going slow. I actually agree with it, …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – IX – The Nitty Gritty Alternatives

The Crux of the debate. The real Nitty-Gritty. This is what we are really talking about. If this terrible challenge is ever to be addressed with any hope of actually finding a solution, there are some major decisions that need to be made. Are we going to take responsibility for the damaged individuals that we have unleashed, unfettered and unsupervised, …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – VIII – The Easy Alternatives

Are there really any alternatives? The great governor of Florida comes on the news. He immediately tells us that he is a father and a grandfather. He cares about the safety of the children. He believes in the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms. He is in support of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – VII – The Culture Of Death

We live in a land that worships death. We glorify it. Not all of us by any means, but who is doing anything to stop it? Is anybody asking questions? I hear none of substance. Is anyone complaining about it? Who isn’t? Are there those that are doing something about it? None that I see. I hear so many talk …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – VI – The Shooters

Who are these people, these shooters? We certainly ask the question in the aftermath of yet another senseless tragedy, but what about before it happens? Well, actually, we rarely think about it much, if at all. We rarely find the time to think about those things that haven’t happened yet, have not come to our attention, have not slapped us …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – V – Educating The Shooters

Education is a fundamental aspect in the development of a stable personality. It is a prerequisite to confidence as well as competence. It is an absolute necessity in the formation of a strong personal character, a considered ethical behavior and a deep rooted sense of integrity. Unfortunately, that is NOT what is being taught to our children across this great …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – IV – Violence Revisited

They say that you are what you eat, what your body consumes. But what of your mind, and what does your reason and intellect consume? We are what we perceive and what we experience. The use of our senses gives us a never ending supply of information. We are the culmination of every event in our lives that we have …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – III – What Do We Want

It is sooooo easy to say it. But it is important to ask the question, what does it mean exactly? We have reached the point where toy guns are banned. Finger guns are punishable offenses. Paper guns are outlawed as well. Any type of conflict game is banned or at least frowned upon. My god, there are those that even …

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Anatomy Of A Massacre – II – The Devil Made Me Do It

Everything that ever happens in life is from a process of cause and effect. If you eat food, you will have the opportunity to live. When you speak words, there is the possibility of communication and understanding. If you shoot someone, there is a chance they will die. We live in a society that cares little for what causes things. …