We know the human body needs nourishment, but what about the ETHERIC BODY?
We nourish it with wisdom.
So, let's talk about gun control.
Part of being a progressive spirit is calmly collecting and then analyzing information. (Strong feelings can throw this process off.)
Here's the data: In the United States and the rest of the developed world, crime statistics indicate that total murder and suicide rates,from all causes, do not increase with rates of gun ownership -- or drop under tougher gun laws [sources:Killias, van Kesteren and Rindlisbacher;Liptak].
In other words, anybody who wants to harm themselves/ others or commit a crime can find a way.
Take the United Kingdom, where there are stringent gun bans. Crime has shot through the roof, with guns typically involved.
You read right. The truth is that areas of higher gun ownership correlate with lower rates of violent crime, and areas with strict gun laws correlate with high violent crime [source:Malcolm].
You will not get these facts from the corporate-sponsored media. Maybe this is because the "more guns = more violence" argument is a distraction from the PRIMARY issue:
Why is there so much mental illness, disparity, fear and hate?
Could it be related to the media's programming of women to leave their children in daycare so they can enter the job force (more money for the corporate structure AND more tax revenue for the government) Has placing our children in daycare during their formative years somehow damaged them on an energetic level?
In terms of the school system, is anything happening there that could create such stress?
How about the entertainment industry, which continues to provide us with TV shows, movies, music and video games that promote violence?
There will be different feelings on all this but we can all agree SOMETHING isn't right.
For one thing, 1 in 6 Americans are on anti-depressants.
How many of these school shootings were committed by kids on anti-depressants?
Something else to think about: While we spend TRILLIONS ($4.79 and counting) on sending soldiers to other countries, even though it turns out it's unconstitutional unless we happen to be at war...
...what about the condition of our WATER? Could lead exposure figure in to all of this violence? Why can't we find the money to fix our water pipes?
How about the high level of insulin in our blood, from all the sugar laden processed foods? How does that factor in?
The pain of this situation tells us it's time for a change.
The SRC session I personally chose to do, “the situation of school shootings” has ended, with the theme being THYMUS. New theme is PURGE.