Today it's eerily relevant.
An aside you might appreciate:
That kid's jacket has proven an excellent litmus for the political sympathies of media organizations. You can easily discern their flavor based on what pins they've chosen to report on his jacket and which ones they've omitted. Still frustrating when they behave exactly as one would expect.
Think he expected that?
Sure as hell seems that way. jmo That would be interesting, yeah?
Exactly! We desperately need the answers to these questions.
All of that is what was circling my head as I was considering how much of this is symbolically present in that jacket.
How do you solve problems in a society devoid of trust? Desperate days are ahead if we fail...
I think I understand exactly what you mean.
While I agree, it seems futile given the inability to trust people to understand their own motives, much less be earnest about them. Adults struggle with it, I doubt a kid wouldn't.
And we rely almost entirely on the psychiatric evaluation of the courts... No bias there, you know? lol
Saying it and doing are definitely two different things.
Perhaps I should have said different, rather than interesting. I don't recall another instance like that. Which would separate this from the others. Noteworthy.
And yes, also noteworthy that they're all still alive. I agree, most of the real problems go ignored as usual.
Oh I agree, it is impossible to know. But still worth pointing out. That would be odd indeed, were it the case.
Agreed on those who sport them, too.
Too soon? Am I the only one that caught that?
The kid that shot up a school yesterday in Texas.
The Nazi and Communist pins on this jacket:
I do too, online media outlets seem more inclined to play these sorts of games though.
I was mentioning to Bozette that yesterday as I watched the media reporting on the pins on his jacket, you could easily discern which media outlets were sympathetic to what politics based one how they reported on those pins. Some were mentioned, others omitted. Sad because that's exactly what many who feel disenfranchised would expect.
Some reported only on the Nazi pin, others only on the Communist pin. Some really want to provide the whole facts, but just could bear to do it... They reported on a Nazi pin and a "hammer and sickle" pin, with no mention of its Communist roots.
Was something of a litmus... Just a weird thing I noticed. Boz notices weird things too :)
What gets me is those in media know full well there's a growing platform that distrusts media for that very reason, political bias.
But rather than act above reproach, they behave as expected. And it really makes you wonder why, you know?
"It's that kind of crap that will probably only create more killers to come."
Ahh, guess I didn't understand what you were asking. The shooter was Greek. I grabbed a screenshot because in that context, the quote sticks out. The site added "Fun / Jokes" on its own, I selected facepalm. That's what I did when I saw it.
IT's weird how they have a pin from two opposing parties. Probably a moron who just wanted to offend everyone. The more people you want to offend the less intelligent you are.
Never thought of that as a potential measurement, but you might have something there...
Somebody gave you a horse?
And I beat the shit out of it, huh?
Safest option if it's a wooden Greek horse.
Trojans: good for a hard-on, bad for your hard drive.))
I didn't get the hard drive part but right on
A trojan is a kind of malware disguised as genuine computer software. Unlike a virus, a trojan doesn’t self-replicate.
Very nice ;)