Skip to main content

View Diary: Arming the Adults in Schools Is a Very, Very Bad Idea. Here’s Why. (38 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Exceptionally good post (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mortifyd, talktothemike

    Insightful diagnosis.

    I will quibble, because that's what I do.

    Our culture is a problem, likely the biggest problem, not the only problem. Faced with a pool of gasoline, air, and an ignition source, taking away even one of the three will prevent a fire.

    •  quibble away (0+ / 0-)

      You can't take away guns in the US.  They are in the mental psyche of the country too deep.  We can change the attitudes about them - and in the long run, that is what will help change the culture.

      You can't take away mental illness. We could do more, we could do better, but there will always be people who need more than we can do.  We can change attitudes that make people assume that "mentally ill" is a Cause as well.  It's not.

      So that leaves people.  We already have more prisoners per capita than anyone else, that feeds the cultural fear monster and continues to make slavery once again available in the US thanks to private prisons, who are paid by occupancy, not readiness.

      So... how about we start looking at our culture honestly, it is the 21st century after all...

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:30:05 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site