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  •  Because the only media they watch (5+ / 0-)

    continually tells them to be scared.

    It reminds me of that movie with the glasses.  Only instead of all the intersections saying "Sleep...Sleep...Sleep,"  they are all saying, "Fear...Fear...Fear."

    "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

    by Sychotic1 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:30:48 AM PST

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    •  Most countries (5+ / 0-)

      I've lived in have predominantly American TV - there is something else going on here.

      •  It's simple. (5+ / 0-)

        It's not the media or games or tv or drugs or mental illness. In fact, the murder rate was higher in the 80s when there was very little of that stuff. It's the guns themselves.

        The FBI says that the biggest chunk of gun homicides are the outcome of ARGUMENTS.

        In most other places an argument might end in a fight, or a non-fatal knifing, but in America, it ends in a blood bath.

        The other REAL driving force is CRIME. Where ever crime is high, gun violence is high. If the whole country was VT, which has low crime, a high standard of living, little income inequality, and almost no racial and ethnic tension, then we wouldn't need gun control.

        But it's not.

        Guns are the root of the problem, removing them is the only solution.

      •  It's Not Just American TV It's Fox and Christian (2+ / 0-)
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        TV. Plus talk radio which is around 99% far rightwing.

        Then they also hear these themes reinforced in the workplace and in church, and from many of their families and peers. And there are minorities and immigrants that are played up into the specter of a fearsome hoard.

        Lots more than just tv.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:43:23 AM PST

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      •  I am talking about Fox News and (0+ / 0-)

        That crazy bastard who is full of conspiracy theories and Rush Limbaugh.  They have their own infoverse separate from our regular programming.

        "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

        by Sychotic1 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 12:08:38 PM PST

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