"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
If we are going to openly allow thugs and short fused wackos, they are going to have to strengthen an armed police presence. When i went to school, a lot of students had guns in their doors, apartments, house, etc.... I remember hearing a squabble involving two friends. His buddy got his GF knocked up and he made it known to a few people that he was going to kill him. Of course, i was a little freaked out because i knew he had a gun, and was pretty into this girl. The whole thing fell through of course via the coaching staff's intervention; however there was never any mention of a gun because not everyone knew.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Is that an admission that most people these days are, generally, "bad people" to a far greater degree or commonality than was the case in, say, the 1950's or 60's?
What is "a different time" really, than an assertion that people in general were different? What did a majority of people have back then, that so many today lack?
It certainly wasn't material things. There was lots of poverty in the 50's.
It certainly wasn't people not having opportunities and things to do. Back in the 50's, race and sex were more likely to limit one's opportunities than today, and as for diversions many small towns had a malt shop and a movie theater and that was it.
Hardly anybody saw a shrink in the 1950's. Most people didn't lock their doors, even though they might live a few miles from a street where the houses were shacks and the poor folks that lived there had to butcher their own chickens if they wanted meat to eat.
Not material things or cultural sophistication then.
What was it they had, then, that we lack, now... that guns were more commonplace but things like this rarely ever happened?
I have my own ideas but I'm curious what you think.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
of course back then you could buy a gun by mail at age 15
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
All because she would not receive tenure.
UAH faculty member charged with capital murder - WAFF.com: North Alabama News, Radar, Weather, Sports and Jobs-
Authorities said Bishop, during a Biology faculty meeting, learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Tenure in this case refers to a senior academic's contractual right not to have their position terminated without just cause.