We recognize mass shootings are a tragedy, but keep overlooking the root issue, the actual cause. What is wrong, morally and terribly wrong is the USA being the primary proliferator of weapons and violence around the world, including here.
We don’t only provide all of the weapons, but war and mayhem to perpetuate discord – for aims of racist, careless asshats bent on saving the status-quo at all costs.
Iran-Contra isn’t a conspiracy theory, it really happened.. it’s our ******* legacy! The largest humanitarian crisis in the world is happening right now in Yemen with the US exceedingly complicit in it’s development – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34011187
Those that supposedly represent US citizens are doing the same domestically. Tearing families apart by sending minor drug offenders to prison under mandatory sentencing is just one example and we’re fine with it. While the businesses responsible for moving all of the money supporting the drug market are too big to be held accountable.
Opioid epidemic or years of terroristic suburban school violence, this is all just the chickens of US policy coming home to roost.
Children are starving, civilians are dying, cities are burning, and our schools are getting shot up because of our collective uncaring about the institutions that perpetuate horrible means to short-sighted, immoral ends. Only when it hits home we become conveniently divided by near-sighted solutions.
The US doesn’t export democracy. The US’s main and most effective exports are violence and intolerance. That will be the legacy humanity will remember for the US in the centuries ahead of us until we finally take a stand and do what is right.
We can change, I know we can. More people just need to study history, study the events, try to search out for the things we do today we may find as barbaric in the future, form well-rounded opinions, discuss disagreements civilly and spend some time caring for our world family.
Using security and the possibility of attacks from other countries is not an excuse for having this blood on our hands. So how many bad things need to happen from the consequences of our actions or inaction before we realize this?
“The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.” -Voltaire