CONC Plus some plusses Re: Gun Control & Crime

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 23:25:37 MST

> I believe the increase in murder
> in the US is more linkable to drug laws than to a
> lack of gun laws, and so the harmful results of one
> prohibition are used to justify another prohibition.


+ Plus a lot of systematic desensitization and alienation via media's
sensory overload spectaculars. We want a smash. In the case of movies
starring actors getting paid $1e6 per day, we want a worldwide hit. What
make the biggest impression and not need translation? Violence.

+ Plus baaaadaaaass "cap the mothafucka" attitude in audio.

+ For extra points, combine the two. See also Spike Lee's quote re
Charlton Heston.

+ Plus weaker (permissive/latchkey kid) upbringing/programming/pedagogy.

+ Also, I wonder how many people in the '50s and '60s didn't kill people
because they really did believe they'd burn in hell eternally if they
I wonder what the delta is on that number.


PS: I heard a rumor Joe Dees actually posted a substantive one liner
to this thread containing no inflammatory rhetoric. If this keeps up,
I might have to un-plonk him, mirabile dictu.

PPS: Notwithstanding any of the hithertoforegoing, I do not want to live
Pleasantville or the real 1950s.

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