On School Shootings

May 22, 2018

By Rob Roper

Leftists take white, heterosexual boys and force them by law, every day, into left-dominated classrooms where they are told day in and day out by a phalanx of authority figures that they are the source of all the evil in the world. The fact that they are white means that they are inherently racist. Male: their masculinity is “toxic” and they are sexist and oppressive to women. Heterosexual: bigoted and privileged.

The Left bombards these kids in school and in popular culture with messaging that, by implication, their lives do not matter, their history needs to be eradicated, and their perspectives are warped and do not deserve to be considered (shouted down or suppressed violently if necessary).

Meanwhile, liberal Hollywood makes millions plying them with entertainment glorifying violence and revenge. They market video games to these adolescent boys desensitizing them to the concept of shooting masses of people for fun and with no consequences. Liberal social media companies get rich fostering in them a distorted desire for public recognition by strangers while disconnecting them from real human interaction and relationships.

The liberal media profits by exploiting mass shootings for ratings, giving the most disturbed actors the “fame” they crave and thereby encouraging copy cats.

At the same time these white, heterosexual boys are taught by these same liberals that everyone is special, everyone gets to participate, and everyone gets a trophy, thus leaving them totally unprepared psychologically when, for example, a young lady tells them, no, I don’t think you’re special, no you do not get to participate with me, and, most certainly, you do not get a “trophy.”

Then, all these leftists are shocked – yes shocked – when some of these boys snap in the worst possible way. Must be the NRA’s fault.

Rob Roper is president of the Ethan Allen Institute.

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Mary F Daly May 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm

I agree most heartily with what you are saying. This culture of rating everyone and deciding what is bad behavior and ranting about it is wrong! Also, the media making hero’s out of the events add to the lure. “If I shoot a bunch of helpless children, I’ll get to be famous.”

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Robert May 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Well stated. I’d add the lunacy of leftist dreamers insisting our schools be advertised as gun-free zones and thus leaving our children 100% vulnerable. It’s far past time the adults among us took over this situation and started saving lives.

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Vincent C. Hunter May 25, 2018 at 11:08 pm

well put

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Deanne May 26, 2018 at 1:25 am

This is an aspect I haven’t heard mentioned before, but no doubt a valid contributing factor. When I go by a “black lives matter” sign lately, I’ve been thinking I should post a similar sign that adds, “but white lives don’t.”

I have also been wondering lately how many people do things because the ideas are put into their heads by psychologists, media, etc. – things they would never have thought up or done on their own.

It seems to be to the point now where white males are discriminated against to fill quotas. Sad.

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