I'm sure many of you have seen the speech trump gave, if not im posting it below. here's a quick summary:
1. social media companies will start red flagging people for wrongthink and branding them as mass shooters
2. people with anything resembling a violent mental illness will be locked up before doing anything wrong, no gun rights
3. Violent video games must be banned
4. new laws to criminalize anyone found to be weird "red flag laws"
let me tell you a story mlpol, a story of when I was in high school and wanted nothing more than to become a stand up comedian. I found out about youtube, right after it started it's partnership program and began making videos where I'd tell my jokes. kids at school thought it was great and within a month I was getting 500 views a video. I was so happy, I would be able to make a living doing what I loved right out of high school. I found out that you could record yourself playing video games and post it, I began looking for the tools to do this.
Then Virginia tech happened.
I was brought in front of the principal, who knew nothing of how this "newfangled youtubes works" only that the VT shooter had posted videos and I had posted videos, therefore I was a mass shooter.
I was investigated by the cops and they forcefully deleted my account. even after they decided I was harmless I was expelled and could never go back to school. my family kicked me out. my life was ruined. it took nearly 10 years before I put together some semblance of a life, with a job that could pay the bills and friends who cared.
this is what these kinds of things do, they help no one, they stop no one. a killer will kill, no matter what. but when you demonize those who are different, who are trying to make their way in the world. you create the people who visit sites like this.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.