Corporate Financed Terrorism
Today I listen to yet another day of media coverage of yet another mass shooting. 13 dead. Around 300 people are shot every day in the U.S. by guns. For a crowd-sourced data site that lists the basic statistics for named gun deaths in the US starting with the Newtown massacre go to Gun-death Tally. The interactive map can be searched by age, gender, location, or date.
I just checked the tally and the shooter in today’s massacre at the naval yard is the third from the last death listed. The list contains over 8000 names. It is inaccurate as these are publicly reported gun deaths. It is probably grossly under-reporting gun deaths because suicides account for 60% of gun deaths but are rarely publicly identified as such. That means over 17,000 deaths in the last 9 months. That is almost 6 times as many people in 3/4 of a year compared to those killed on 9/11.
Our culture apparently values money more than life. My views on the problem and where efforts to stop the slaughter should begin:
- The NRA is a terrorist arms dealer.
- Violent games in which players kill people over and over and over are terrorist training camps.
Maybe it is time for women who love their families and are sick of the growth of industries that promote slaughter to consider monkey-wrenching.