That's part of it, and the other part is that troll culture is now mainstream.
So you can say whatever you want, and people will chuckle and move on to the next meme or satirical comment.
@ThomasWic Everything I read about him was gleaned from some form of social media No family, friend, coworker, neighbor, observed his activities or saw him in public and think a flag should be raised. I know many people are isolated by their own choice but there is still some interaction with real, live people .
@DuaneCates @ThomasWic @DonnaLea exactly, it is not about guns and weapons it's about Mental Health. It is virtually impossible to commit someone against their will. Any good sociopath knows exactly how to act once they are caught. Professionals are very apathetic because they know there is nothing they can do. They know they can only hold them for a short amount of time and then they have to release them. They can only hold on to them after they have hurt someone which is unbelievably stupid
@JM @DuaneCates @ThomasWic @DonnaLea I believe it was JFK in 1963 that signed the initial law that made it virtually impossible to commit someone against their will. Then Reagan came along behind him and closed all of the insane asylums rather than improve them. So now we live with the criminally insane walking amongst us. Every one of these characters is virtually the same person with the exception of this new breed that Thomas has pointed out.
Staff at the highschool had said amongst themselves, if that ever happens here, it will be Nick Cruz. When he blended into the kids streaming down a hall, a girl acquaintance remarked to Nick that she was "surprised he was not the shooter". Multiple people called the cops and the FBI on his dangerous behavior. But he was still left to march across campus with a long bag in his hand. With school cameras on delay setting. How's Russia?
@barrsniffsatjejuneanalysis @JM @WarriorPoet @ThomasWic @DonnaLea People SPECIFICALLY empowered & charged to stop someone like him SAW HIM APPROACH & ENTER THE BUILDING and did nothing.
No alarms, no calls. NOTHING.
Then when Armed Police arrived THEY did nothing (they were the kind of Cop that Polices US, not the BAD people)
Multiple failures on multiple levels.
And a disgrace.
@DonnaLea I think tons of people know, regarding every mass shooting.
They just "don't want to get involved" OR they do get involved and law enforcement utterly shits the bed (like Parkland or Pulse).
@CaptainMarble I"m one of the few people that do get involved. It's never been anything huge but I'm not the type to let something slide if I see something suspicious. There's been a few times my husband has told me I need to mind my own business.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.