Subject: Passing on another tidbit
Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 21:22:25 -0700
From: David Tanstaafl <David@tanstaafl.cc>
Organization: 27th Church of Patent Medicine and Travelling Salesmen
Dwight Duke wrote:
> I saw this posted to one of the together.net boards, and thought I would
> pass it around.
> >Another statistically insignificant schoolhouse shooting, and yet another
> >media frenzy about <wringing hands & sobbing> what to do about this
> >Culture of Death...
> >A few observations:
> >(1) We could go a fair ways down the street of stopping this nonsense if
> >we just passed a law that said, "No media reporting of school shootings."
> >Think about it; no Dan Rather, no Dateline specials, no endless coverage
> >- in short, no posthumous blaze of glory for the shooters...
> >(2) When I went to High School, virtually every male student had a deer
> >rifle and a shotgun, yet school shootings were absolutely and
> >unequivocally unheard of. In other words, the guns have always been
> >there, and school shootings are something new. Thus, it ain't the guns
> >that are causing it.
> >(3) Another good law would be one that stated that any parents who
> >raised a little murderin' Nazi freak have to eat (raw, and no ketchup...)
> >the corpses of any and all innocent people their youthful Heydrich kills.
> >After witnessing a few such "meals," I submit that parents would take a
> >greater interest in their children's activities...
> >(4) The entertainment/media industry has been allowed to have their cake
> >and eat it too for far too long. On the one hand, they are telling us
> >that images and sounds are *powerful* inducements to human behavior -
> >when advertising is the subject. On the other hand, they are telling us
> >that images and sounds are *negligible* inducements to human behavior -
> >when violence in media causing violence in society is the subject. I
> >think we need to offer them a valid choice here; lose the ad revenues, or
> >get the sadism off the screen. They can pick...
> >(5) Is it long past time to stop referring to children as though they
> >were of any consequence? It strikes me that all this blather about "you
> >are the hope of the future" is nothing more than an invitation to the
> >sort of narcissism which holds that a slight to one's ego is worth a hail
> >of shotgun pellets. Let's tell children the truth; you're nothing more
> >than utterly replaceable replacement people (in a world overpopulated
> >already...) who will probably contribute nothing to a world which won't
> >even break wind if you come to a messy end - so deal with it.
> >Scott K. Stafford
> Slippery Slim
> "Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing
> for those that didn't"
I particularly liked #5.