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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:40 PM

It's finally happened. Nothing shocks me anymore. I must be in the final stage

of being desensitized. I am turning into a zombie. News of unspeakable violence has become a normal part of my day.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:43 PM

1. The sad thing was I was thinking the same thing.

When I first heard about the Atlanta shooting I was sad, but not surprised. Maybe it's just being reported more or I'm paying more attention, but these things seem to happen more often than they used too.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:46 PM

2. I am still shocked and saddened.

But, what shocks me the most is the response from gun nuts.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:52 PM

3. After Newtown it's hard to believe anything does anymore.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:00 PM

4. Now that the media are reporting some of the shootings around the country

it seems like we're having more shootings...but really we've had this many for a long time...we are just being made aware of some of them. It's sickening! I also never knew/realized there were so many. The NRA has us all with our head in the sand. The only thing in our country the kills more people are cars. All these guns have got to go!

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:04 PM

5. The problem with televised news is "if it bleeds, it leads."

They go looking for the sensational stuff and if they've got video of cops milling around a school or workplace as ambulances are being loaded, perfect!

When you find yourself numbing out, it's time to tune the TV into something else for a while. Or put on some good music during the news hour.

I think they want us to numb out, to get used to this constant, insane shooting and accept it as somehow natural and normal so they can keep gun sales up.

Defy them. Turn off the news until you become human again.

It's unacceptable for any society to tolerate this level of violence.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:05 PM

6. Nothing shocked me since Jonestown.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:10 PM

7. Unspeakable violence has been happening to people every day for thousands of years

 

People are assaulted, abused, and murdered horribly every single day in cities and towns all over the US and elsewhere in the world.

The difference now is that the media are putting it in our faces constantly. It's like an endless war that was always out there, but it's being hyped up like the nightly body counts on the news every night during the Vietnam War.

If you don't want it to be a normal part of your day, the only way is to start turning off the TV and staying away from news sites and blogs.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:38 PM

9. I haven't reached that stage in my grief yet, maybe I'll be lucky and it will be some time soon....

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:36 PM

8. 203 people shot today....American Idol anyone?

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