Under "liberal" (progressive) rule over our infrastructural institutions for the last 50 years, justice, law enforcement, and the mental health professions have all failed. The "Great Society" has failed. The directors of the failure unfortunately are still in charge. The collectivist idea that everyone share in the failures (and successes) of complete strangers is driving the nation off the cliff. "Never let a crisis go to waste" is driving totalitarian advocates inside our government. Heaven forbid citizens should be allowed to protect themselves.
It is interesting to see that criminals (both sane and insane) look for soft targets. What progressive liberals do is create soft targets for their power-mad policies. So now, after this latest school massacre of defenseless teachers and children, we are going to hear, ad infinitum, how everyone in the nation should lose rights and suffer punishment for what one mentally deranged person was allowed to do because of the failure of the mental health policies put in place by the progressive liberals. Once again the same people who created the problem in the first place are now grandstanding on soapboxes and telling every innocent law abiding citizen to go eat dirt. This is Heads I win, Tails you lose.
As an aside here I want to interject my observation of the progressive liberal mind. Excluding the truly evil of minds in the power structure in this nation, the average run-of-the-mill liberal cannot compute the consequences of liberal policies. Liberals, I personally know, simply lack the ability to walk through the steps through to the natural culmination of their actions. This makes them sheep, easily led down the garden path. If something sounds nice, or if someone tells them how a problem will be fixed by an action by government, they will buy in faster than a "speeding bullet" and never ask a question about what that action really means. Then they sit around crying when a disaster happens and look back at government to fix the problem that government created in the first place. "Oh, it must be the guns that did it....MSNBC and the POTUS say so." "Please government, take away everyone's guns!!"
Am I equating power-mad liberals with the Connecticut school shooter? In a way, yes. In the same way the shooter looked at innocent people as targets to use for his own diabolical and insane plot, progressives in positions of policy authority in whatever profession they are in, look at the rest of society as their target. These folks may have a myriad of motives, some under the guise of saving the world from itself, some (most) blatantly for their own power, but the result is always the same. Innocent people are used as targets to fulfill the wishes of people who want power.
No sooner had the news hit about the Connecticut shooting than the progressive liberals smelled blood in the political water and went after our rights. Visceral, no? Same thing happened after the Gabby Giffords shooting incident. It's as predictable as the sun going down tonight and coming back up tomorrow.
The POTUS cloaked himself in a mourning coat and went to Connecticut yesterday to sell gun control to a grieving public. Excuse me if I find that sickening.
Read some history and weep:
The Federalist Society sheds some light" A very good anecdotal account of events and subsequent murders in this article.
For a while, it was fashionable to blame gun availability for this dramatic increase. But guns did not become more available before or during this change. Instead, federal law and many state laws became more restrictive on purchase and possession of firearms, sometimes in response to such crimes.2 Nor has the nature of the weapons available to Americans changed all that much. In 1965, Popular Science announced that Colt was selling the AR-15, a semiautomatic version of the M-16 for the civilian market.3 The Browning Hi-Power, a 9mm semiautomatic pistol with a thirteen-round magazine, was offered for sale in the United States starting in 1954,4 and advertised for civilians in both the U.S. and Canada at least as early as 1960.5 If gun availability does not explain the increase of mass public murders, what else might?
At least half of these mass murderers (as well as many other murderers) have histories of mental illness. Many have already come to the attention of the criminal justice or mental health systems before they become headlines. In the early 1980s, there were about two million chronically mentally ill people in the United States, with 93 percent living outside mental hospitals. The largest diagnosis for the chronically mentally ill is schizophrenia, which afflicts about 1 percent of the population, or about 1.5 percent of adult Americans.6 A 1991 estimate was that schizophrenia costs the United States about $65 billion annually in direct and indirect costs.7
While I am on this subject, I want to point out the absolute sureness of the progressives in the psychiatry profession who decided to mainstream the dangerous mentally ill. They were very sure this was a great thing to do. (I want to ask...who is crazy in this scenario??) The idea came as one more offshoot from the "civil rights" movement in the '60's. No one wants cruelty ...including me. But, now we are seeing the price paid by society by deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill, paid by the mentally ill, society at large, and now sadly, more victims of a mass murder. If the POTUS is serious about fixing this mass murder problem, reinstitutionalizing dangerous mentally ill people is way past due and necessary to our survival. But alas, he blames the guns. As usual.
Some more reading on the subject: