Tag: mass shootings

Young Men Motivated by Hatred

Young Men Motivated by Hatred

Another weekend and another spate of terrorist shootings in America carried out by young men motivated by hatred toward people who are ostensibly different to them, to such an extent that they are willing to kill people in mass shootings. In the rush to come to an understanding as to why these...

Mass Shootings: Can an Entire Culture Be Mentally Ill?

Mass Shootings: Can an Entire Culture Be Mentally Ill?

The US continues to honor its most stable ritual: trying, after the fact, to account for and suggest remedies to mass gun killings. Democrats are predictably calling for more stringent gun control while the Republican president insists that it’s all about mental illness. If you’re a politician...

Dealing Death by Firearm in America

Dealing Death by Firearm in America

In America, there is surely another gun nut with his screws loose planning the next atrocity. Here we are again, amid the greatest aggregation of firearms in the history of mankind, still pissing in an exceptionally fetid urinal. What passes in America for political leadership is again...

Orlando: The Usual and Unusual Suspects

Orlando: The Usual and Unusual Suspects

The roots of the Orlando shootings grow deep into the fabric of American society. The routine begins again. The media are on top of it. We know who the killer is: His name is Omar Mateen, an American born to Afghan parents. He’s dead. We know practically nothing for the moment about his...

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