Murder is born from a mentality fostered by a sick society much like a disease infiltrates a body. When we advocate for human rights the goal is to make the idea of working towards happiness and compassion so great that this type of sick mind does not exist. It may be Utopian, but it’s worth working towards. As they say “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop” so if we spent more time helping one another we’d be too busy to end up so deranged.
I don’t believe we avoid this type of story through enforcement. I believe it takes fostering empathy and compassion within a society. When factions and fighting are the rule of the day you’ll always have those on the fringe stewing in wait to eventually ‘prove’ themselves. Jim Adkisson didn’t care what his punishment would be when he opened fire in that church. His mind was too sick to care.
By DUNCAN MANSFIELD – 58 minutes ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were investigating why an apparent stranger entered a Unitarian church and opened fire during a children’s performance based on the musical “Annie,” killing two, including a burly usher hailed as a hero for shielding others from gunfire.
Currently anti-immigrant activists are using the Bologna story as an example of why we should be treating all undocumented immigrants with disdain. Well, truly the act of murder and the mindset that allows it to exist are is not confined withing borders. We cannot cure the act of murder through border enforcement. In fact the mindset that advocates for the harsh treatment of others only invites more murderous thoughts and actions as we saw recently in Shenandoah, PA where Luis Ramirez was beaten to death by local teenagers.