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  •  This is a senseless, needless tragedy. (7+ / 1-)

    We now have two generations who didn't learn grammar, don't know history, only "social studies", who don't know multiplication tables and how to do long division in its traditional format, and who have had to learn to memorize to past tests, not how to think and analyze. Further, they have been surrounded by RW media blasting at them from every transmissible mode.

    Thus we are reaping the whirlwind of dissent and misunderstanding. I don't think these were two young idiots. I think they were two deeply disturbed and dissatisfied young adults who never had the education to separate fact from fantasy.

    And there is enough truth in what upset and angered them that I couldn't call them insane. But they were so embittered that in no way were they rational.

    No gun policy would have stopped their access to weapons. Wingers around the country would have eventually given them arms. If we want to stop such tragedies as the loss of two decent and valuable police officers and the three others who were killed, we need to re-think how this country is being run.

    The federal government does have overweening power in our lives. Drones are being deployed across the country for surveillance. The NSA does have access to all electronic communications. There are drug laws most of the county thinks are outmoded. Our penal system is inconsistently run and favors the haves. Our military has been used and abused. Everywhere I look, I see increasing levels of dismay and dissatisfaction. The morale of friends, neighbors and customers in my retail store is at a low ebb.

    If the entitled few want to retain their entitlements, they had best loosen the economic noose they have placed around our economy. And the federal government should increase the transparency of its operations, as leader after leader promises.

    The seeds of discontent have been sown. If we don't want that crop to flourish, there is some soul-searching to be done.

    I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. ~ Malcolm X -8.62 -8.36

    by 4Freedom on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 01:31:45 PM PDT

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