Commenting capability briefly returned but fled the premises again. A feeble attempt to make up for it:
Mass Killers & Society
Denis: The Santa Fee student killer has an inferior complex brought on by his upbringing/life plan or both, he cannot handle rejection, the girl was his ticket to freedom from a feeling of inferiority, rejection only reinforces the feeling, he cannot repeat the action, it could bring back the same feeling of inadequacy. He has to look within himself for the answer, forget about relying on somebody else for is way out. Hopefully in prison he will look inside for help.
Excellent perspective Denis. Since he will die in prison, does it matter to him specifically? It's a real struggle to find hope and forgiveness for a seventeen year old who tried to murder two dozen people and succeeded with ten. Imagine the wounded and what the remainder of their lives could be. - Patrick
Alex: Here are 2 facts -
#1 There is a mass shooting in the US almost every day
#2 There is around 1 firearm for everyone in the US
After Scotland had a mass shooting in 1987, London instituted strict gun control laws. So did Oz after a 1996 shooting. But the US has repeatedly faced the same calculus and determined that relatively unregulated gun ownership is worth the cost to society. That choice, more than any statistic or regulation, is what most sets the US apart.
What makes me sad is that gun control debate in the US seems to be over, the consensus being that all these killings, be they in a school, theatre or anywhere else, are bearable in the name of freedom.
I can honestly say, with no offence intended to my American friends here, that I never would wish to live in the US. There are some culturally bridges that can't be crossed. I'm not aware that Jesus or Buddha went about their business armed with anything but a heart full of unconditional love.
There are a LOT more facts involved in this not simple subject, these two are not correct. There are more than one firearm per person (+ a lot of ammunition) and there is not anywhere close to a mass shooting per day or every two days. Mexico is far closer to this than the USA. Mexico is more disarmed than the UK, by the way.
Is it logical to believe the mass murderer would not have acted out violently if no firearms were available? Does violence committed with knives in the UK mean cutting up food is now to be prohibited?
Since you don't sound like you're moving to the USA, moot point. My advice, stay the heck away from Mexico if the USA frightens you. It's fashionable to be critical of the USA, the press invests great efforts to this end and appears to have achieved some success in your case.
Personal suggestion; do not qualify opinions with a desire to not offend anyone's sensibilities If you hold an opinion honestly, state it. Listen to a point-of-view which might refute your impressions. It is not dangerous to be in the USA.
The firearms debate in the USA was begun by the late King George III and has raged ever since. The tradition, custom, practice & RIGHT of & to firearms ownership in the USA was created by England. The reasons firearms became a right - not a privilege, option or favour handed down by royal or executive authority - but rather a right for all law abiding adult citizens, is well explained by British history and exercise of royal authority in the colonies.
We Americans both chose and rejected many things from British tradition. We kept democratically elected representatives, separation of judicial, legislative and executive functions, transparent courts of law, grand juries, trials before juries of peers and the proper role of military forces. We rejected colonialism and territorial possession, royalty, titles of nobility, social privileges and inherited authority. We still reject disarmed subjugation and believe in self protection rights. We specifically encourage religious liberty, the right to public protest to & against elected officials for redress of grievances, public assembly for any reason we want (not reasons an elected official decides s/he prefers) and freedom of speech and press for all. Our ability to defend these rights through & by our right to defend ourselves collectively and individually, are what secure these liberties. The United Kingdom has sadly, tragically and in my humble observer's opinion, casually thrown away these essential components of a modern society, distracting the UK populace with tales of woe about pervasive American gun violence, both irrelevant and untrue.
The United Kingdom has gone down a different and horrifying path recently, namely using police power and courts to oppress protest, opposing opinion and free exercise of the press. Is this going to lead anywhere positive? UK courts can and do muzzle the press, and frankly that is Third World behaviour at its worst. The disarmed status of the British population is a key ingredient in this decay into politically correct oppression.
Great comment Alex. - Patrick
Santanu: What exactly was the motive for the aliens in doing this?
After all, the military prepares a classified report and sweeps everything under the carpet. The reports are declassified selectively years after the incidence when the matter loses much of its relevance.
I think if an alien craft moved along a passenger plane giving ample opportunities to the passengers to take photos, that would have had a more significant effect towards disclosure.
The motive is to show off. Effectively this suggests alien ETs should pick & choose to which groups of humans they disclose themselves. I see nearly zero effect or benefit of showing the maneuverability of their craft to anyone other than a military aircraft. You're right and….would half the passengers aboard the plane freak out? As a once famous politician in the USA said, "You betcha".
Alex: I've read some of the works of Richard Dolan and Timothy Good who have done a lot to expose the alien cover ups on both sides of the pond. They read like some cross between Franz Kafka and an airport whodunit. Human duplicity and the desire for control are nothing new. If we want to take our place amongst the Pleidians, Arcturians et al, we're going to have to complete our inner journey first and find peace.
We have our place now, you mean when we'll become like them socially and interact? Many of us have become like the visiting alien ETs, but not everyone. We humans pay very close attention to the aberrant minority, and largely ignore the successful and massive majority. - Patrick
Patrick, elsewhere you said you keep excellent health. Long may that continue but I have a question for you. Kryon tells us that we can directly converse with our body's cellular structure and transmit an intent to maintain good health or to heal whatever ailments we might have. This intent apparently is very powerful and effective. So I was wondering if you similarly interact with your cells to maintain your own health and wellbeing. I've been doing this and do keep good health. I'm not sure if Kryon's advice holds water but maybe TC could shed light?
"Yes" says The Committee, "however human good health is not only created by a mental desire to have it. The practical effects of diet, sleep, exercise and lifestyles also have effects, as many humans already know and understand." - Patrick