Amphiist 43: School shooting in Parkland, Florida

· Politics

There are many sides fighting to influence our world view

We need to listen to all of them (free speech)

Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover

The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives:

Shia Muslims, men’s rights, socialists, etc.

Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides

Amphiist (43)

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February 14, 2018                              Today in the…

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Mainstream Media

School shootings, like the tragedy which occurred today in Parkland, Florida understandably receive a lot of mainstream media attention, as well as alternative media attention. One thing stands out whenever an incident like this occurs. If the suspect (who always seems to be detained almost immediately) is described as having a mental illness, then we know he will be soon identified as a white man. Brown or black men are always terrorists, by point of comparison. I say he rather than a more gender-neutral pronoun as these shooters are almost always male. I can’t think of an exception, although there easily might be one.


(Turn page over for another perspective)

The Other Side

Obviously, anyone who performs such an evil act is mentally ill. But the media likes to defend white men whenever possible. I know this isn’t the popular idea, but it’s true, and such tragedies show why. The mainstream media likes to pit one group against each other. And it likes to push for gun control. Alternative media will no doubt, over the next 24 hours, breathlessly charge the Illuminati/New World Order with hoaxing us with this school shooting. Of course, this makes the victims’ families suffer twice, once at the original news of their loved ones’ deaths, and again when the fringe denies that their loved ones were actually killed. Many on the fringe state that Sandy Hook never happened. The entire town was created by hoaxers. The kids never existed. The school never existed. However, it’s important to remember that the fringe conspiracy theorists DO believe that people shapeshift into lizards. That exists. For sure.

The two main sides whenever something like this happens is gun control espoused by the traditional media, and “you will never take our guns” by the alternative. There must be a middle path, one somewhere between nationwide confiscation and allowing anyone with mental health issues with a gun. It needs to be harder for mentally ill to get guns, and easier for sane people to get them.

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