Charlie Brooker covers media reaction to a mass killing in Germany:
Intrigued by what Dr Park Dietz was saying above, about how the media reports these events, I found this video clip:
Politically it seems in the US effective gun control is difficult enough. But we need to also consider what causes the trigger to be pulled. That needs the kind of work that Dr Park Dietz has been doing.
The last thing we want to do is perpetuate the idea that this is the way to get infamy and have an impact. If you read his work, this goes deeper than media coverage. It is also about having the right mechanisms for example in the work place so grievances and resentment do not build up, and tackling potential and actual violence in a productive way.
Whether we look at the latest shootings in California by a man obsessed that women prevented him losing his virginity by 22 or in Brussels the shooting at the Jewish Museum, we need to look at the mindset, what encourages it, and what if anything we can do.
If we do not learn lessons, and have the courage to act, then we are destined to continue the cycle.
Hat tip to @bensixesq for sharing the first video on twitter.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog