Say 'I Love You'
Comley Beattie, Missyhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/25/say-i-love-you/
Date Written: 25/05/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22638
A commentary on the issue of gun violence in schools in the United States, and the current lack of leadership which narrowly places blame on the shooter rather than tackle the more complex issues and policies which could make a difference.
Let us not condemn anything other than mental illness and packing heat as problems. Let's not suggest that those we elect to represent us, "leadership," factor into the death equation, the rise in school shootings. Empire, endless war, torture, droning, the use of weapons of mass destruction to kill the faceless who live thousands of miles away in the countries we invade, regime change, resource seizures. And, certainly, let's not consider the glorification of war, the Hollywood extravaganzas that deify a sniper, murder medals that adorn the uniforms of servicemen and woman, the "sacrifice for country," the dying for our freedoms," the fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here," the objectification of an "enemy," militarization of law enforcement, pervasive violence, and an economic system that profits from the death of human beings.