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  •  School shooters are terrorists (2+ / 0-)
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    WisJohn, Stephen Schmitz

    They're killing people they don't even know to scare / get the attention of society.

    •  It depends (0+ / 0-)

      I don't consider you a terrorist if you had severe mental health issues that caused you to commit your crime.

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      by jncca on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:01:58 PM PDT

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    •  That guts the definition of terrorist (1+ / 0-)
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      jncca

      Mentally ill people are not terrorists.  Assholes are not terrorists.  Calling the vast majority of school shooters terrorists is a rather silly reductionism of the language.

      Terrorism is political.  Terrorism is also systematic.  You don't accidentally commit terrorism.
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      by tommypaine on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:24:26 PM PDT

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      •  I find the artificial separation (0+ / 0-)

        of the "political" and "non-political" somewhat problematic. I mean, how many of these wackos had some sort of weird manifesto? To me, what makes something terrorism is if the purpose of the killing is to make a statement rather than to kill the victim.

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