Mass shootings are with us again. Two enraged killers have shot 29 people in killings that took place in Texas and Ohio. They are increasing in frequency, and will continue to do so. We will have to live with them until their underlying cause is addressed and ameliorated. Thus, it helps to gain some ratiocination as to what exactly is happening here.
If we define Modern Amerikan History to consist of 1949 to the present, we can find a comprehensive listing of every mass shooting in the US excepting the two most recent. It helps to step back and take a breath when looking at something this particularly bad. It helps to try and make sense of it, because others will certainly use it for other purposes.
The first thing easily learned from running some numbers off the list is that they are a current event. Going back the last four decades, we can see the increasing prevalence.
There were no mass shootings (defined in this list as eight kills or more) between 1949 and 1966. The problem again remained quiescent from 1966 to 1982. There were periodic flare-ups in 1990-1991 and then again in 1999. There were some, but not even one per year from 2000-2009. But from 2010 on, there have been over two per year. Should this rate of increase hold steady, we should be seeing about six mass shootings per year next decade. One speculation as to why this is on the rise is that we are experiencing a generational turning:
The basic length of both generations and turnings—about twenty years—derives from longstanding socially and biologically determined phases of life. This is the reason it has remained relatively constant over centuries.
However, it is important to remember that neither turnings nor generations appear on an exact timetable. That is as it should be. If the timing were precise, it would show human events to occupy the simple, inorganic domain of physical time, rendering society hardly more complex than an orbiting comet or a ticking metronome. Instead, the imprecise saeculum shows that society occupies the complex, organic domain of natural time. Nature offers numerous examples of this domain: the beating of a heart, the budding of a flower, the molting of a sparrow. The mere act of breathing requires hundreds of physiological feedbacks involving blood chemistry, neuronal signals, hormonal balance, and body temperature. No one can calibrate or predict its timing with exact precision. But each phase of breathing must follow another in the proper order and at roughly the right moment, or a person would quickly die.
Perhaps it isn’t chronological, but rather sociological. The El Paso shooter left his manifesto. It is somewhat reminiscent of Dylann Roof’s Last Rhodesian website except that the shooter’s anger and racial hatred is aimed at Hispanics rather than Blacks.
My whole life I have been preparing for a future that currently doesn’t exist. The job of my dreams will likely be automated. Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country. The environment is getting worse by the year. If you take nothing else from this document, remember this: INACTION IS A CHOICE. I can no longer bear the shame of inaction knowing that our founding fathers have endowed me with the rights needed to save our country from the brink destruction.
Beto O’Rourke jumped on this to declare that it was all Trump’s fault because he is a !RACIST!
“We’ve had a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last three years during an administration where you’ve had a president who’s called Mexicans ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals,’ though Mexican immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than those born here in the country,” O’Rourke said while speaking to the media after meeting with victims and medical staff at University Medical Center in El Paso. “He is a racist and he stokes racism in this country, and it does not offend our sensibilities, it fundamentally changes the character of this country and it leads to violence.”
There are other parts of this person’s character that Beto wouldn’t want to look at too closely. He, like Beto wants there to be lot’s of socialist voter hand-outs. Unlike Robert Francis O’Rourke, he notes that bringing in hordes of new citizens will render them utterly unaffordable. The shooter also points out the fundamental contradictions between the Left’s rhetoric on environmental issues and livable wages and what mass immigration does to both our habitats and the economic viability of our pay scales. In essence, he, like any other Leftist, wants lots of gubbermint freebies. Unlike the modern Democrats, he just doesn’t want to share them with mystery meat neighbors. He figures the more of the buggers he shoots, the more of all that wonderful socialism he gets to keep for himself.
In the end, socialists and non-socialists are fighting over how a pie gets distributed. Neither will have much of a reason to battle if all the pie disappears. There is nothing left to haggle over in a homeland overrun and conquered. Nothing grows green where the herd has trampled the verdure. More and more people of differing backgrounds are fighting over less and less. The frustration boils over. All that people grew up believing in gets destroyed. Expect the number of mass shooting events in Amerika to continue to exponentially increase until that trend is reversed. These shootings are an auto-immune response, not a disease.