Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Confederate Flag

Many people are calling for the banning of the Confederate battle flag.  They claim it is a symbol of hate as evidenced by the Charleston shooters hate filled rants and mass murder.  The Charleston shooter was evil and deranged. 

He claimed to be shooting people because he hated Blacks and wanted to start a race war.  The Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter was fantasizing about conducting a mass murder for years before the actual shooting.  He was obsessed with Batman and the Joker.  We did not ban Batman as a result.

The people who do these mass shootings are legally sane, they recognize that what they are doing is wrong, but they are mentally ill.  Their shootings are their way of acting out their mental illness.  Rather than stifling free speech, we need to do more research on mental illness and violence.  We need to do a better job of training psychologists to recognize potential mass killers; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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