When was the last time you heard “Thou shalt not kill” or “Love thy neighbor as thyself” spoken by a politician, or media personality, or teacher, or even religious leader?

Why did this happen?  This is the question everyone asks when horrific events occur like those in Dayton and El Paso.  This is partly a search for a solution and partly a search for some semblance of control.  We hate to think that these killers cannot be identified and their crimes cannot be prevented.  But I’m not sure we really want to know the answer.

After the Las Vegas shooting last year, the New York Times published a piece, Mass Shooters Are All Different. Except for One Thing: Most Are Men.  I don’t take the NYT’s word for anything, so I decided to look into this.  Are there really no significant common factors for mass shooters?  I didn’t want to spend my time investigating the killers individually, so I did a very quick survey of reports on the topic.  (A number of these are summarized, briefly but well, at Statista.  You can also find data via FBI crime statistics and various Justice Department sources.)

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This morning, President Trump addressed the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. 

C-SPAN has the transcript of the President’s full remarks here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?463254-1/president-trump-condemns-racism-bigotry-white-supremacy-mass-shootings&live=

 

 

Part of the strategy of Cultural Marxism is infiltration of religious organizations.    It appears to have worked:

 

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Note that this event is hosted at a Portland church, even though “Budding Roses” is “explicitly non-religious.”  Click here for more details.

 

Candace Owens at Liberty University.

 

 

 

Contemporary educators are curiously insensitive to one aspect of adolescent development in particular. When immature youths with fragile impulse control get no help (e.g., firm limit-setting) from adults in authority, their control over their sexuality and aggression worsens, and they act on their impulses more often. This behavior reflects not only diminished self-control, but also an attempt to locate desired boundaries. However, neither meeting the developmental needs of students nor providing them a liberal education are primary concerns of many American academics. More important to them is inculcating students with the leftist political and cultural ideology they champion.

Richard Corradi argues quite effectively that colleges are making students crazy.  You can read his essay here: https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/24/college-professors-reason-students-crazy-people/