The Theater Shooter Is Caught, but the Real Joker Keeps Laughing

Why is it that in the previous decades, when life was tougher, weapons were widespread, and the ratio of mental disorders was presumably the same, mass shootings were unheard of?  Some would say that those people had not yet been corrupted by moral relativism, desensitized by Hollywood's fantasy violence and glorification of crime, or addicted to gory point-and-shoot videogames.  All valid points -- yet one major reason hardly gets any notice. The set of rules for war are different from the set of rules for peace.  Wars have always been brutal and soul-sapping; while killing was the norm, there have also been rules to spare innocent civilians.  The inhuman murder of a random group of defenseless innocents for no other reason than murder itself was never a part of war -- let alone of peace.  What has changed in our 2,000-year-old Western civilization that makes it possible? Admittedly, the major driving force of cultural change is the education system. ...(Read Full Article)