To see the Sandy Hook massacre as unique to its circumstances, apart from all the others, is to avoid an uncomfortable topic. What feeds and enables this madness is not the “gun culture.” It’s the American culture.Read the full column at the link below:
We’ve cheapened human life. We snuff it when it is helpless and inconvenient. In three states (so far) we legally euthanize it when it is old, infirm and a burden.
The cheapness of human life permeates our popular entertainment. With movies, television and song lyrics, nihilism is, literally, in the air.
Evil is glamorized. Check the thrill-kill video games “Modern Warfare,” “Resident Evil 6 — You Are Dead,” “Sleeping Dogs” or “TheWitcher 2.” The violence is barbaric.
Yet, on Dec. 25, millions of these games will be presented as gifts to young people who will play them on Christmas Day.
Who seriously argues that this stuff has little influence on attitudes and behaviors?
Columnist J.D. Mullane: It's not the "gun culture," it's the American culture - phillyburbs.com: