How to stop suicide and murder

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More guns = more death is simplistic logical fallacy… a false choice.
 

in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/27/new-evidence-confirms-what-gun-rights-advocates-have-been-saying-for-a-long-time-about-crime/?utm_term=.cbd77f6d3fb5

 

Correlations and causes are different beasts. .
The question is not how we eliminate guns, steering wheels, steak knives, drugs, ropes and explosives.  This misdirection misses the point and confuses the issue.  We can what is pointreduce suicides and homicides by addressing causes:

“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and their website also has an online chat feature. You can contact them anytime if you’re worried that you or someone you know may be in crisis.”

 “But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
 Albert Camus


 

In America, militarized police have been given permission to murder at will, without accountability. And leaders at the helm export terror, munitions and unprovoked wars of aggression abroad. No other nation on earth, except perhaps Israel and Saudi Arabia, is engaged in wanton aggression and ignoring the rule of law. This unprovoked violence trickles-down until we are surrounded by hate.

We must focus on root causes.thucydides1

Police officers killed 1,129 people in 2017. And we refuse to hold them accountable.

More people died from police violence in 2017 than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in action around the globe (21). More people died at the hands of police in 2017 than the number of black people who were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow (161 in 1892). Cops killed more Americans in 2017 than terrorists did (four). They killed more citizens than airplanes (13 deaths worldwide), mass shooters (428 deaths) and Chicago’s “top gang thugs” (675 Chicago homicides).

 
Yet only 12 officers were charged with a crime related to a shooting death.


Here are ten ways to reduce killings and suicides in America: 

“Résumé
Razors pain you,
Rivers are damp,
Acids stain you,
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful,
Nooses give,
Gas smells awful.
You might as well live.” 
― Dorothy ParkerEnough Rope

 



ebd267800757e69e80f8126431615227--kindness-matters-acts-of-kindness1. Hold police accountable.

2. Shut down unprovoked wars of aggression.

3. Restore civil rights and the rule of law

endear4. Establish universal, nonprofit health care for everyone.

5. Repair dysfunctional schools.

6. Provide 4 years of free college at state schools.

 

7. Invest in peace, people and planet Earth.

 

8. No fear, compromise or surrender

9. Be the peace we seek.

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10 Build a sustainable future.

 

The rest is commentary.

“Some people are so afraid they cannot find the courage to debunk the junk and face facts. And increasing numbers don’t want to know truths which may be too terrible to bear.”

Reality is not all it’s cracked up to be and some say life’s an illusion. Over time we peace2find small truths, big lies, radical science and brilliant ideas.
 
But so far war trumps peace, aggression spreads and myths abound. Too many live in personal fictions and find facts too great a burden to bear.
“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”

― Philip K. Dick,



“Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.”
~Dick Cavett

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