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  •  ^^^^ THIS - scapegoating of mental illness (5+ / 0-)

    Thank you Matt Z!

    This scapegoating of mental illness by ALEC/NRA is a GOP/right-wing thing. The press reinforces the false meme every fucking time there is a mass shooting that makes the news. Urban youth shoot each other every fucking day and hardly anyone is clamouring for more mental health services for them.

    Such comments, as Matt Z describes, are ubiquitous in gun diaries and really, my dear Kossacks, we should stand up to this careless, thoughtless, or deliberately offensive practice.

    I call it out and explain why it's inappropriate and should stop whenever it occurs in my diaries.

    I try to call it out elsewhere, but it's so fucking common... that I just (lamely) put people on shrink instead of moderating, or just ignore whole diaries instead.

    That's a cop out. I only take time to flag a few comments, each week. I resolve to do more.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 01:23:03 PM PST

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