Suicide by mass shooting is a symptom of an ailing society, and until society as a whole revolts against the economic framework which is driving sick and miserable individuals to such acts of desperation, the Democrats saying to “ban guns” won’t help, and the Republicans screaming to “arm teachers” won’t do a thing. Those pointing to mental health are closer to identifying the problem. Doubtlessly, anyone determined to commit suicide, by definition is mentally ill.
And while I concede that stricter background checks may prevent some of these tragedies… To attempt to resolve a mental health crisis by involving our corrupt and lawless government is the definition of total insanity. Involving police— especially for the black community or lefty activists can result in prisons or morgues.
I can’t speak for the black community— but I am an activist— and in that capacity— without a lawyer, I sued so-called President Trump (and his FBI minions) and won. In a civil case, that just means that Trump and his FBI minions paid me for the crimes they had done.
The sad thing is, the slope only gets more slippery from there, as my wife and became subject to an unrelenting investigation by the FBI. Within this draconian and Kafkaesque nightmare, police and federal agents erroneously were able to use the kind of gun laws Democrats advocate to falsely accuse my wife and I of a plot to assassinate Donald Trump. The FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force delivered bogus subpoenas for five grand juries in two states to falsely bring charges against us— just to make sure we wouldn’t be able to be able to release our film about the 2020 election and subsequent George Floyd protests. These “stricter” laws for which the Democrats advocate, absent a moral compass, and complete overhaul of how policing is done in the US, is absolute madness.
Cops are almost universally conservative. So, putting all the guns in their hands is a recipe for right-wing authoritarianism at the state level, and on the street level, neo-Nazis committing lynchings without consequence. This is by and large because so-called law-enforcement are sympathetic to the right-wing nuts who support them, but neither seem to understand they are both doing the bidding of politicians who are doing the bidding of the economic forces which prop up the system which makes someone want to do suicide by mass shooting in the first place.
On the flip-side, the Republicans’ solution is more guns— arm everyone. This, for obvious reasons is also madness. More guns as a solution for Suicide by Mass Shooting is akin to advocating smoking cigarettes to cure cancer.
So, here it is in a nut-shell:
The United States of America is an Empire— At the heart of every empire is an engine of suffering, tasked with the objective of acquisition of resources— land, lumber, food, fuel and the rest. The fairytale version they teach you as a child is that the so-called founding fathers lead a righteous revolt against the British Empire to bring the world truth, justice and the American way.
While the United States may have separated physically from the United Kingdom, the governments of the US and England have never been more buddy-buddy. Meanwhile, the economic system which binds them, (and all the countries of the world together) has never caused more human suffering— An inconvenient reality which has made it impossible for the citizens to revolt.
Worse still, this system has expanded on the Roman Empire’s notion of the coliseum— piped to you in real time through TV and the internet. And while these modern conveniences have enriched the lives of many (in oh so many ways), this system has blinded nearly all of its citizens to the fact that we’re boiling frogs.
Each year, inflation increases. No longer is a single income enough for a single family home, much less a cardboard box on the street. President Barack Obama, upon getting into office lamented to Greek Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that the 2008 financial collapse was beyond his power, and he had to bail out the banks. To no-one’s surprise— the bankers weren’t punished, the people were.
Similarly, Joe Biden created the largest upward transfer of wealth in human history with his pandemic response. He gave the so-called bailout money to billionaires, while once again letting the people suffer.
Donald Trump has acted as if he is the antidote to this pain and suffering, and reduction of life and living conditions. But he sowed discord from day one, mandating a Muslim ban, selling ten billion in arms to the Saudis, and continuing in the murderous acquisition of wealth and resources as set forth by the financiers who all have their hands firmly jammed up the asses of these politicians.
There may be short-term solutions through government, but make no mistake, the government is beholden to the financial structure which is the source of the suffering.
There are no simple solutions. The only way to stop the loss of more human life is putting an end to this system. The real question is, how far are you willing to put an end to the killing of more children?