04 June 2019

I'm so old, I can remember...

...when asking questions wouldn't get you lynched...insert alt text here

America had plenty of guns when its mass murder rate was much lower. Given the same [historical] ubiquity of guns, wouldn't the most productive question be what, if anything, has changed since the 1960s and '70s [when these events suddenly spiked?

Of course it would. And a great deal has changed.

America is much more ethnically diverse, much less religious. Boys have far fewer male role models in their lives. Fewer men marry, and normal boy behavior is largely held in contempt by their feminist teachers, principals and therapists.

Do any or all of those factors matter more than the availability of guns?

Let's briefly investigate each factor.

RELATED: Dodgeball is a tool of “oppression.insert alt text here
This “hidden curriculum” in dodgeball is far more nefarious than your average gym class runaround. Dodgeball is “miseducative” because it “reinforces the five faces of oppression.


Anonymous said...

old white guy says --------- as I have said in the past, we, meaning kids of 12, 13 , 14 years of age had guns, and we did not go around killing people. Was our moral upbringing superior to that of today, it would seem so.

Neo Conservative said...

i live in an area where every
household has firearms for
hunting and keeping predators
off livestock. there hasn't
been a murder around here in
living memory.


Anonymous said...

True. When I was growing up in rural BC, everyone had pickup trucks with a rifle rack in the rear window of the cab, and while lots of drinking and fisticuffs took plce, no one ever shot anyone or stole guns from the trucks.