The Rise in Mass Shootings…

Someone posted the rise in mass shooting over the last 30 years correlates with the decrease in parents disciplining their children, a loose association at best. If you’re going to look at arbitrary associations over the last 30/40 years then the rise in mass shootings would also correlate with…

The stagnate wages of the average American, the ever burgeoning gap in income inequality, the rise of mass incarceration, the rise of money allowed to influence our elections, our democracy slowly slipping into oligarchy, the resurrection and tolerance of white supremacists/nationalists/kkk/nazis, our ever sliding standards in education (especially around math and science), our tolerance for teaching creationism in 14 states as fact in our school systems, and the general increase in the notion that “personal beliefs” are comparable to the laws of thermodynamics (i.e. anti-vaxers, Hobby Lobby, etc.)…

It’s almost as if an increase of social injustice and the allowance of hateful ideology combined with economic depravation, lower education, rising sensation of existential hopelessness, and easier access to guns over the last 30 years has lead to more mass shootings.

Or you know, maybe it’s cause we don’t beat the shit out of our kids anymore. That answer is simple, I’ll give you that.