Wow. It looks like it's been a while, so here's an unpopular opinion I wrote up after the Sandy Hook shooting.
You know, I really don't get why everyone in a country gets so worked up over this shit. All I hear is how they're going through so much grief and they are in a state of perpetual sadness. Why? Is it because you're so fucking brainwashed that you must treat each an every injustice and wrongdoing on this planet as though it happened in your own back yard, or are you just some sort of hyper-evolved creature that has the highest level of empathy out of all the organisms on this world? It defies logic.
Sure I can fully understand being upset if this actually effected you, but most people band together, call it a tragedy, then proceed to attack anyone who doesn't feel exactly the same.
I only feel a couple of things about this, and only in the ways it does actually affect me.
1)Anger. Once again video games and guns are being attacked by sensationalist organizations in an attempt to pass the buck and say it can't possibly be caused by anything besides violent media. News flash, if violent video games can be said to be the cause of this, which they can't, then so can all violent media, not just the one you dislike. Guns also aren't the problem. If someone wants to eliminate a large group of people in one location I can think of at least two ways that only require a trip to the local home and garden center and gas station. No firearms or traditional weaponry necessary.
2)Disgust. Not just at the event in question, where someone killed a large group of innocents for seemingly no reason, but the worlds reaction as a whole to the event, and their intolerance towards anyone who didn't immediately fall to their knees in crippling depression, only to raise their fist to the sky in despair and scream "WHYYYYYYYY".
See, I'm lucid enough to recognize that this situation only effects me in aforementioned ways: the slandering of two of my favorite pastimes, guns and games. Everyone else seems to be locked into some absurd group hallucination in which everyone in the world is effected by this to a precisely equal degree. This event is no different than the multiple tragedies that happen on a daily basis the world over, except this one happened in the "good 'ol US of A".
My condolences do go out to the families and people who actually ARE effected by this. To them I have no doubt that this is a tragedy, and they're probably desperately looking for answers. The scariest and most infuriating thing to these people is there probably isn't an answer. Some people just snap. It could be attributed to mental illness or just an inability to cope with today's world. If what I've heard is true, this little psychopath was denied an FFL and it was his own mother who violated the law by applying for her own FFL and then purchasing the guns for her kid. The irony gets knees deep at this point, as she was the first one he killed. Does this sound like a stable individual to you? All that aside, everyone needs to take a deep breath, agree that this was in no way a good thing, and then stop harping on about it.