What do you think we should take from the movie massacre as a society?
This was a very devistation and heart wretching tragedy, where 12 people lost their lives and many others fought in hospitals for their own. Is there something that we as a society can learn from this ordeal? Can we turn this negative into not necessarily a positive, but a grow point, where we try to alleviate or lower the change of a repeat performance?
Yes: By truly examining what is behind it and questioning everything we hear about it. Inquiry is intelligent, blind following is not perceptive. The shooter was on some heavy pharmaceutical drugs, that's one thing we could be looking at; because it's common for shooters to be on prescription drugs.
Did you hear he was on drugs, because I thought they said he wasnt on anything, might be wrong though! Clarify please!
I looked it up and the jail said he was taking no medications there but there are rumors of both vicodin and an anti psychotic medication prior to arrest.
Oh ok, I will check it out, thanks, my what an interesting mix?
There is ZERO ways of keeping something like this from happening again. All we can do is not pay attention blindly to the media or believe everything we hear. If Nate is correct about him being on medications this needs to seriously be looked at. Christopher Pittman is still sitting in jail after killing his grandparents during an adverse reaction to Zoloft when he was only 12, 11 years ago. Medications can lead to horrible outcomes. I actually just wrote a hub today about how we need to come to understand that people do NOT do this kind of thing because they are bored. People who do these types of things have serious issues. Normal people don't go around comitting mass murders.
I do not think metal detectors or extra security at theatres will solve the problem. Prescription meds are a band-aid solution. First of all, this country has always been violent (200 years ago, a US Vice President gunned down the leader of the opposing political party over a personal matter). If anything, the acts of violence have decreased every year since those days, but the weapon technology available today makes each act more violent than previously imagined. The problem here is systemic in our culture. We have to ask him and find out why he did this. I think if he can't think of a reason, I would blame it on sexual angst. This has led to more than a few random acts of violence by boys in school or college--or other men in other situations. The pieces are all there: he was a comic book fan; he was socially awkward, etc. Apparently he tried to get dates online. There seems to be a correlation between young men who can't get laid and young men who want to shoot up a room full of people. Rather than make guns illegal, I think it would be easier for states to legalize and regulate prostitution.
I think what you're saying is very true with great insight. We've got to seriously and reasonably look at all these issues that lead to these problems.
That's an interesting theory, but there were more sexually frustrated young men decades ago, when sex before marriage was a no-no. Yet there weren't more of these crimes.
I agree Nate. @Mazzy now you got me thinking (dangerous). I'm going to check your hubs your might type of thinker! Must be a Virgo, lol!
I don't know what we should take, but I do have a pretty good idea what we shouldn't take from this situation. People love to take the opportunity to post in forums, argue with friends, and in general create havoc over a scene they weren't even involved in. Some do it just to see other peoples reactions, others to see how awesome they are at typing, and I'm sure there's other ulterior motives out there as well. A couple U.S. service members (former and current) died in the shooting from what I hear, while they shouldn't be put on a pedestal above the other victims. I have noticed a few other prior service members running around screaming about why we shouldn't have gun control, calling people idiots, and in general being a nuisance. Not once have I seen them take a step back to mention the people (including former military bretheren). Then on the other side I see people using it as a ploy to exert their political views to try and convince people now is the time to act in favor of gun control. Again using it as a platform to indoctrinate views instead of focusing on the actual event. Pretty much, to sum things up, I think people should learn not to burn bridges every time they see an opportunity.
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