that the major controversies stirred up over recent events could in many cases be understood to be driven by willful ignorance.
Some people find it convenient that certain things not be discussed:
1. Pot smokers don’t like people suggesting that violent acts could have anything to do with being under the influence, or that a history of use could’ve had anything but positive effects on mental illness.
2. Opponents of capital punishment and the lethal use of force would like us to pretend that prisons are secure. Obama demonstrated that this was not true even before the famous prisoner release.
3. Some people choose to do bad things, and some do bad things out of habit. Scoldings are no more likely to work after the fact than all the pervasive before the fact scolding.
4. People claiming concern of pervasive white supremacism cling to outdated notions of such, ignoring that a modern version would rely heavily on the social left’s contribution to the destruction of family. Their apparent lack of consideration for nuance, or anything that would detract from messaging, suggests a lack of actual racial loyalty and compassion.
5. Intra-demographic murder suggests that what fighters they could call on have more loyalty to factions than to race. Combined with 4, this suggests that racial politics have as little viability and foundation for that demographic as it does for does for everybody else in America.
6. Perhaps out of a sense of decency, grieving parents who are lashing out, and clearly at least partly responsible for failing their children, are often not publicly confronted with the facts.
7. Infantry has more expedient answers to a murderous nut who has chemically screwed their pain response than traditional police do. We all know there are reasons not to try settling crime with infantry in our own population. Yet the public attention after certain events pressures departments to find a more expedient way.
8. 100% reliably safe non-lethal stopping and capture is a myth. Some bad people can be stopped while doing stuff that isn’t worth killing them before they move on to stuff that is. Either police engage and sometimes kill people by accident, or they do not, and crooks will kill on purpose. We don’t quite have the political will for the one, and so we continually flirt with the other, which we do not have the political stomach for either.
Now it seems like there is something new.
WSJ says FBI undercounts police shootings.