After El Paso and Dayton, the left needs to reach out to men, not condemn them

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Post by Thorin on Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:51 am

A horrific act of violence takes several innocent lives, a frantic live-stream details the events, terrifying mobile footage spreads rapidly online. Then come the tweets of condemnation from world leaders, followed by an onslaught of outrage split down partisan lines.

The way that shootings, or suicide bombings, or knife attacks are politicised depending on the backgrounds of the perpetrators and the victims shows how successful these acts are in deepening the divisions in society. And that is one of the intentions that the perpetrators share, no matter their race or politics.

Tougher gun laws would certainly help, but attackers will still use knives, lorries or homemade explosives to kill and maim, if that’s what they set out to do. And while President Trump’s words have indisputably fanned the flames of hate towards marginalised and minority groups, the anger and resentment he taps into existed long before he came along.

Surely the question we need to be asking runs deeper: be it anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim, anti-western, anti-women, anti-black, antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ, why are so many young men prone to being radicalised in this way?


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/08/el-paso-dayton-left-men-jordan-peterson

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Post by Andy on Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:06 am

Or the left could ask the right why they allow an extremist rw President to get away with holding the orphan child of slain parents whilst giving a thumbs up to the event and smirkingg hysterically at the killings.


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Post by Original Quill on Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:11 pm

phil wrote:After El Paso and Dayton, the left needs to reach out to men, not condemn them

The cops don't help the robbers pull off the bank heist!  When the right want's to stop being criminals, and harboring criminals, the left may come around.

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