Some thoughts on the Charleston Shooting

My heart goes out to the victims of this latest violent tragedy in America. However, I can’t say I’m surprised by it.

Another mass shooting has occurred, and yet again we see that the perpetrator had a history of using a pharmaco-therapeutic agent called suboxone, which is used to treat addiction. The drug is known to be associated with violent outbursts. Yet once again we probably won’t see the Pharmaceutical industry held accountable, despite the growing list of mass shooters whose behavior may very well have had some connection to their use of mind-altering drugs.

Then we have to contend with a media determined to fan the flames of racial discord, and a government determined tp capitalize on tragedy to push gun control. Is there an agenda? It sure seems that way, given that the media doesn’t cover heinous crimes like the recent rape, torture and murder of a 16 year old girl by two men who went so far as to burn her genitals to try to cover up their crime.

Never forget that the news that’s reported is carefully selected and presented in a way intended to influence your thinking and decison making.

The Charleston shooting is a terrible tragedy, but let’s not allow it to divide us.