If mass shootings happen or just some horrific act.. blame games and anime.

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  1. Viri

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    Basically, blame things you don't understand!
     
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    The accusation of being white and straight males is pretty broad, but still makes more sense than blaming anime or video games. Perhaps we should force sunbaths and gay/bisexual orientation camps upon this group? :creep:

    But erm..."whoever writes his speeches"? If there's one thing Trump does, it's making impulsive statements he won't ever back down from. I honestly don't think this is scheduled, rehearsed or thought about prior to him saying it. But to be honest, I also believe that president Trump doesn't have much of an opinion on this matter. It's like his twitter account: he just throws the common folk some bones to fight about ("here's the dispute of the day, people: "video games are evil". As usual: let the believers bicker with the non-believers :tpi:")
     
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    I hope none of the Democrats running for president read your post. That may turn into their main platform.
     
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    I hope not. I mean, when you are white you are white. Nothing can be done about it. A sunbath will only give you skin cancer... but actually that would increase skin cancer treatment revenues... perhaps they will really do it, depends on the lobby... in the end we all live in a lobbycracy after all.
     
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    Are you trying to generalize "mass shooters" as a white, male thing? Because that would be pretty racist.

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    But of course, they are all blonde white anime characters from some video game.
    I mean, that picture you posted is full of super Saiyans.
     
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    Don't forget "supremacists." Gotta fit that in there somewhere.
     
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    Just accept it video games make people perform mass shootings,

    Monkey see monkey do,
     
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    Naah. I've got news media to do that for me. They never seem to report black gun nuts on this side of the ocean.

    ... But I'm off course talking about myself. Can't say why @morvoran brought it up.
     
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    @Hanafuda is probably referencing your statement of "The accusation of being white and straight males is pretty broad, but still makes more sense than blaming anime or video games." This almost sounds like you were saying that white straight males are most likely the blame which I agree that blaming people is better than blaming an inanimate object or concept such as guns, video games or movies, but they may have just thought you were pointing fingers at one group.

    The reason I brought it up is because of the leftist laim stream media and Democrats are actually pointing their fingers at one group and ignoring the violence and wrong doings of other groups. Funny how white men are the "main aggressors" in society yet a certain demographic that is only 6-7% of our population commits over 50% of the murders.
     
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  11. WD_GASTER2

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    lets not let this distract you from the fact that certain republicans (I said originally conservatives, but i know plenty of them that are sensible folks) are scapegoating shit.
    lets also not pretend that supremacists arent garbage in our society.
     
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    Sure, but the left's attempt to make a case for a connection between "mass shooters" generally and "white supremacists" is just more misinformation. The Dayton mass shooter wasn't a white supremacist, the Gilroy shooter wasn't a white supremacist (although the media reported he was, the FBI said they don't see a cohesive ideology), the El Paso shooter wasn't a white supremacist, though it's not a stretch to label him a racist. (those aren't the same thing, are they? If a black person or asian person or arab person is racist to some degree, are they also _____ supremacists??) And all those people in that photo I posted above that have committed a 'mass shooting' in 2019 ... what percentage of them are white supremacists?

    There are some people in the USA and Europe, presumably Russia too, who deserve that label. Most of them are just deluded, insecure idiots. But repugnant as they are, they're not committing murders to a degree that merits this attention and focus. Unless you just want to believe that every white person who commits a crime with a gun is a "white supremacist."
     
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    I didnt know, that trump was part of the left:



    The left being the only ones making the case is news to me.
     
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    I'm really doubtful about that, because:
    "The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population make up 61.3% of the nation's total, with the total White population (including White Hispanics and Latinos) being 76.9%" and "African Americans total population: 14.1% of the total U.S. population (2017) " So then why do I mostly see black faces (I counted ≈63 out of 98 = ≈61.74?) The numbers are not adding up...maybe racists?

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    People always say one thing and do another, after all, who with any common sense these days would say "yeah I'm a racist!" These days you have to be secretly, and that's exactly what's been happening.
     
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    Yes, never expect an Internet picture not to be fabricated and biased to make a point disregarding the facts.
    Anyway TBH I believe you Americans have a social problem, something in your society drives people shit crazy.
    The availability of guns make it easier thereafter, but the problem of crazy comes before.
    And then, regarding this last point, you might have more white mass shooters logically because let's be honest, it is easier for white people to obtain guns for several reasons, one of them: the average white person has more disposable income.
     
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    While your statement is true, this picture can be backed up with publicly available statistics.

    Yes, we do have a social problem and people here are crazy, but isn't this true for every country? As for mass shootings, this is not an issue that occurs only in America. Remember Christchurch in New Zealand? Plenty of others in multiple countries that do not get reported on.

    Not sure what you mean by "more white mass shooters" and "the average white person has more disposable income". Those statements sound extremely racist. To be truthful, more white mass shooters are being displayed on the news because it fits a certain parties agenda to attack people of a certain race to create fear and panic. If whites have more disposable income, why are there more black mass shooters in America? Asians have more disposable income than white people in America. Why are there not more Asian mass shooters in the media than whites?

    From your other point and including this one, guns are more available to criminals that can buy guns at a much lower price than retail or steal them. Also, they don't have the pesky background checks to deal with. Gun laws only assist in keeping guns out of trustworthy hands, so only criminals can get them. It doesn't matter if you're crazy or not if you can get around background check by going the black market route, you can find a way to get a gun.
     
  18. WD_GASTER2

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    I agree with you a 100%. I was being a bit sarcastic with my original post.

    as follow up to what you just said, i would add that its commonplace now for racists to try to disguise themselves as intellectuals to make it look like they have validity in what they got to say (not refering to anybody specifically, just a common practice among these charlatans that i have noticed)
     
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    Video games are widely available and played throughout the world in countries that don’t have a gun problem.

    The one variable that sticks out a country mile when comparing the USA to other (pretty much ALL other countries) countries without an epidemic of mass shootings, is the 2nd amendment. It might well have been useful in the 1700’s, but 200 years later, in policed cities that hold literally millions of people, you don’t need a bazooka in your back pocket to protect yourself.

    I travelled across more than half of the states a few years ago and didn’t have to shoot anyone at all, which I think you’ll agree is proof of concept. Ditch the 2nd amendment, problem solved within a generation.
     
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    Racist how?
    It is not about race, but about inherited social status. A simple fact, if your ancestors had more money you will have more money and also you will have got better education opportunities that leads to more money again.
    It might be an expression of class/status, but not really related to race per se.

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    Yes, but mass shooters are not known criminals usually, they are usually not very wise about black market and criminal life. They usually are your average citizen with a little of crazy.
     
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