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Memo2File: A “Memo For File” from The House

Why do we not kill each other?

Is it because I was afraid of going to jail? Maybe, but before that there was respect for human life. There was the acknowledgment that once someone is born and breathing and walking around among us, it isn’t my place to take a life away, there’s something bigger and more important than me at work here. Uh…what’s The Left been doing to promote that?

Don’t stop talking politics. Both sides are not equally “at fault” with what’s changed, and politics is what’s changed. Politics shows — all too clearly — that whatever capacity we once had to discuss things and find common ground, using our disparate perspectives to work toward a common goal, this seems to have slipped out of our grasp. These awful events are merely a horrible extension of this. As far as the mental health aspect of it goes…it’s really all of us who have the mental health problem. Yeah, a lot of these kids are on psychotropic drugs. Well why did our society see fit to put so many kids on those drugs? Is it really because they needed the drugs, or because the rest of us can’t deal with conflict?

Stop excluding people and stop de-valuing human life. Stop replacing camaraderie and sense of community with “self esteem.” They’re not the same thing. There are consequences to this mistake. As found at House of Eratosthenes

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  • CC August 7, 2019, 7:39 AM

    Related by Ritalin and self-hatred.

  • Terry August 7, 2019, 7:57 AM

    Is it possible that dorky eye glasses cause brain damage and violent shooters?

  • Bunny August 7, 2019, 8:22 AM

    They all look the same to me. From the Calling Bullshit Project, consider the possibilities. Just as a thought experiment, of course.

  • Bunny August 7, 2019, 8:36 AM

    On the other hand, these two guys look different, but Politifact assures us that can’t really happen.

  • ghostsniper August 7, 2019, 2:24 PM

    “Why do we not kill each other?”

    Mostly out of habit I suppose as I don’t do it that much.
    But there’s an underlying theme: I’m selfish. It’s all about me.
    See, you are potentially more valuable to me alive than dead.
    Alive, there is a slim chance you will hire me to design a building (win!).
    Dead, there is no chance I will ever get any of that long green out of your ass pocket.
    That’s the way I see just about everybody.
    So why would I just randomly run around killing potential customers?
    I mean, that’s suicide to my wallet!

    “But what about criminals, ghost, do you see them the same way?”
    Know why?
    I have an email address and a phone and a website so people everywhere, criminal or not, can hire me.

    Say a downtown Chicongo gangsta emails me and requests a building design to funnel a bunch of his illicit coin into, I will do it for him and never see him in person. I’ve done that hundreds of times for people all over the country. I don’t care where they get the backing for the e-transfer or money order. It’s none of my bidnit.

    **I may specify silicon spray polish for the quartz tiles on the floor of the master bath shower of the gangsta’s crib so that when he and his skweez get in there to celebrate they both slip and crack their criminal skullz.

    Do the Remus: Avoid crowds.

  • MLS August 7, 2019, 4:55 PM

    I am pretty sure that the photo labeled “Dayton shooter” is incorrect. It does not look like photos I have seen of that shooter. In fact, look at the “Mass Shooters 2019” picture. The last photo on that is the Dayton shooter.

  • ghostsniper August 7, 2019, 6:43 PM

    That’s the point, MLS.
    There have been numerous versions of this stuff going around for years – all the way back to 2011 at least.
    None of this is what you’re supposed to believe it is.
    What’s behind all of it?