Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton — and Columbine

As I have said before, when babies in the womb are not protected by the law then respect for human life disappears. Combine that with broken families, fatherless households, drugs and every kind of abuse; society goes into a free-fall. People go crazy. Fine, take away all the guns and the violent ones will turn to knives and bombs. People who have no reverence for God have no hope of heaven, no fear of hell. Any and every evil becomes possible. From Archbishop Chaput:
Certain kinds of killing we enshrine as rights and protect by law. When we live this kind of contradiction, why are we surprised at the results?...Only a fool can believe that “gun control” will solve the problem of mass violence. The people using the guns in these loathsome incidents are moral agents with twisted hearts. And the twisting is done by the culture of sexual anarchy, personal excess, political hatreds, intellectual dishonesty, and perverted freedoms that we’ve systematically created over the past half-century. (Read more.)

From A Conservative Blog for Peace:
In the aftermath of this latest flurry of mass shootings, we'll hear lots of pontificating about guns and racism. But we'll hear little to nothing about the real problem, which is the increasing alienation of young men in our society. This has been evident since Columbine. A perfect storm of broken families, social and economic powerlessness, lack of masculine influence, social media, and the decline of religious faith has disposed today's young men to extreme ideological fantasies. None of this can be fixed overnight, but until we recognize and confront these issues directly, expect things to get much worse. (Read more.)


julygirl said...

The sense of powerlessness in these young men has led them to seize the ultimate power which is that of life and death. It seems the model of true manhood has been unavailable to them as young men therefore they have created their own sense of what they deem to be power.

elena maria vidal said...

So very true.