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Talk Hearts Daily News Thread
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11-24-2021, 06:48 PM -
(11-24-2021, 06:19 PM)Snake Plissken Wrote: There are a worrying number of right-wing nutjobs in the US who want nothing more than a "legal" kill. That little freak Rittenhouse was another. I feel like a lot of American families have at least one person like that. One of my cousins-in-law is absolutely the type that would do that. Angry wee edgelord. It's not an exclusively white thing but race is unquestionably a factor for a lot of it.
There seems to just be a total lack of value of life for these people it’s bizarre. It’s easier to understand in younger folk who haven’t really experienced life yet but I don’t get how grown adults who have their own kids, experienced death etc can still have no care in the world when carrying about shotguns and the likes.

I find it mental Americans are just sound with murdering somebody in self defence at the best of times. There doesn’t seem to be any thought towards the fact 3 guys should be able to de-escalate a situation even if the guy was kicking off without having to shoot him, as if somebody just looks at you funny it gives you the right to take the most extreme measure in defence.
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11-24-2021, 07:23 PM -
3 of them been found guilty.
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11-24-2021, 07:46 PM -
Having access to weapons is the biggest problem. It's too easy to just grab a gun out of fear or rage and before you know it you've killed someone. You don't even need to be a maniac just feart or angry enough to grab a gun.
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11-24-2021, 08:03 PM -
(11-24-2021, 06:48 PM)Morph Wrote: There seems to just be a total lack of value of life for these people it’s bizarre.  It’s easier to understand  in younger folk who haven’t really experienced life yet but I don’t get how grown adults who have their own kids, experienced death etc can still have no care in the world when carrying about shotguns and the likes.

I find it mental Americans are just sound with murdering somebody in self defence at the best of times.  There doesn’t seem to be any thought towards the fact 3 guys should be able to de-escalate a situation even if the guy was kicking off without having to shoot him, as if somebody just looks at you funny it gives you the right to take the most extreme measure in defence.

It's more that they devalue the worth of what they'd see as the out-groups (minorities, LGBTQ+, leftists, immigrants etc.) while wishing to save the in-groups (whites, Christians, conservatives) the law binds but does not protect the out-groups while it protects but does not bind the in-groups. See how blatantly the right-wing goons get away with things in public that would guarantee a bullet to anyone else.

I think another element is that in America the perception is that to be poor is to be a failure, never mind the litany of reasons for poverty. You'll get a lot of people who'll blame their struggles on those same out-groups rather than question the effects of 40+ years of rampant neoliberalism. Basically, they're angry that their lives are terrible and desperate to blame someone for their ills.
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11-24-2021, 08:57 PM -
(11-24-2021, 07:46 PM)Shteve Wrote: Having access to weapons is the biggest problem.

They have access to you and Terry?
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11-24-2021, 09:00 PM -
Access to yer maw.



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