It wasn't about racism.
It wasn't about guns.
It was about CRUELTY!
There are racists in America who don't go around shooting people. Gun violence is everywhere. The Confederate Flag has been used as a rallying flag for racists and segregationists, but it is also a historic relic that does not require infringement on 1st Ammendment rights.
What if I'm a member of a Civil War re-enactment group?
The real issue that nobody will touch is the human cruelty that took place in Charleston. This human cruelty is similar to the massive human cruelty we are witnessing from ISIS in the Middle East. The real question Americans should be asking ourselves is: Are we being conditioned to be cruel?
Does our media condition us to be cruel? Does our entertainment condition us to be cruel? Do our leaders condition us to be cruel?
You'd be surprised. I'll bet any reader of this blog can come up with examples of cruelty displayed in our news media, entertainment and comments from our nation's leaders that condition us to be cruel.
But the news media will drum up all their favorite agendas: racism, guns, political correctness in speech. Yet, they will tolerate any amount of Muslim hate and anti-Semitism.
"Death to America!" they shout and the response is: "We must have done something to make them mad at us." "Death to Israel!" they shout and a whole litany of complaints (mostly imaginary or so minor they pale by comparison to the tyrannical behavior of Israel's enemies).
But the simple and stunning act of cruelty goes unmentioned because we assume "there must be a reason for this". Indeed, the reason for it was that the gunman was CRUEL.
When an Arab shot up Ft. Hood, nobody debated gun control. Nobody debated Muslim hatred. And above all, nobody breached the subject of the simple act of human cruelty that was required for the Ft. Hood gunman to murder several people.
It seems to me that our political leaders, the news media and entertainment media have their own agenda. They merely leverage sensational stories like this to repeat their agendas again and again.
The same people who want to ban the Ten Commandments from public view want to ban guns and free speech. Without a moral guide, there is no public peer pressure to avoid cruelty.
So let's start with lesson number one: Don't be cruel.
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