December 15, 2012
Worst school killing in US history: 1927, no guns involved
Grasping about for easy analogies can be hazardous.
The Bath School killer was supposedly angry about high taxes, for example. Ooops.
And as I replied to Cosh, those who blame Madelyn Murray O’Hair for “taking prayer out of schools”tend to be the same people who try to point out that “gun crimes are down/rare anyhow so nyah nyah.”
Which is it: is A Long Time Ago better or worse?
We do need to examine decades’ worth of the valorization of insanity, from RD Laing through so much of pop culture (M*A*S*H-isms like “If you’re not paranoid, you’re crazy”).
My not really joking solution to school shootings is to ban schools.