Wrong. The Founding Fathers after the Revolution continued the practice of slavery and didn’t give women the right to vote. And they certainly didn’t take kindly to gays and atheists. When you really look at it the ONLY reason they split from the British Empire was so that they could avoid paying taxes and play around with their guns without the government imposing restrictions on them. As much shit as the British get - they certainly weren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination - most people today can agree that what they did was honestly not any worse than what the US would later do and continue to do to this day.
At this point the US has become worse than Nazi Germany. Change my mind.
This literally isn’t the first or even third time that you have said something
One study of the deadliest 31 mass shootings since 1966 found that 87% of mass shooters expressed an explicit or circumstantial desire for fame and attention. Another study found that many mass shooters used previous mass shooters as inspiration, role models and idols, fueled by reporting on their backgrounds.
A review of mass-shooting coverage by the media also revealed disproportionate attention paid to the shooter — 16 times more images of shooters are published than are those of their victims — according to a recent study. - https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-11/mass-shooters-seek-notoriety-in-media
Findings indicate that the mass killers received approximately $75 million in media coverage value, and that for extended periods following their attacks they received more coverage than professional athletes and only slightly less than television and film stars. In addition, during their attack months, some mass killers received more highly valued coverage than some of the most famous American celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Jennifer Aniston. Finally, most mass killers received more coverage from newspapers and broadcast/cable news than the public interest they generated through online searches and Twitter seems to warrant. Unfortunately, this media attention constitutes free advertising for mass killers that may increase the likelihood of copycats. - https://doi.org/10.1080/19392397.2017.1422984
Researchers at Arizona State University analyzed news reports of gun-related incidents from 1997 to 2013. They hypothesized that the rampages did not occur randomly over time but instead were clustered in patterns. The investigators applied a mathematical model and found that shootings that resulted in at least four deaths launched a period of contagion, marked by a heightened likelihood of more bloodshed, lasting an average of 13 days. Roughly 20 to 30 percent of all such violence took place in these windows. - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mass-shootings-are-contagious/
If the mass media and social media enthusiasts make a pact to no longer share, reproduce, or re-tweet the names, faces, detailed histories, or long-winded statements of killers, we could see a dramatic reduction in mass shootings in the span of one to two years. Even conservatively, if the calculations of contagion modelers are correct, we should see at least a one third reduction in shootings if the contagion is removed. Given the profile of mass shooters, we believe levels of mass murder could return to a pre-1970s rate, where it becomes a truly aberrant event that although not eradicated, is no longer a common option that goes through the mind of every bullied, depressed, isolated, somewhat narcissistic man. - https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2016/08/media-contagion
Meanwhile4chan did as 4chan does and started a rumour that the killer was trans; the GOP and others in the alt-right, of course, believed and parroted it, along with claiming he was an illegal immigrant (he’s not).
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