Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
Knife fatalities in the UK are definitely on the up, which is certainly concerning, but to compare that with the huge loss of life in the US as a result of the crazy gun laws is itself crazy.
That's not what ANY person or entity is immediately latching onto, most especially those within this thread.
We don't even need to get into the principles involved, i.e., guns/knives/rocks/mean words that make someone somewhere
feel bad, aren't the issue: refusal/inability to restrain one's self along lines known to contribute to a thriving society is the issue.
That appears to be a bridge too far in our current landscape, since we will polarize on this one, too, despite the painfully obvious indications that our collective boat is being swamped--- and at a sky-is-really-falling rate.
Putting that aside, the irrefutable reality is that some are so intent at labeling the dialogue according to a specific frame, they speak only in terms of displacing the other side, carefully--- or even sloppily, as is the case here--- cutting and editing any fact or nuance which leaves no other conclusion than the one in mind of the manipulater.
Arrogance is ruin's handmaiden.
As the world propels itself into a drunken rage-fueled course toward absolute disaster, sobriety has become a mirage from distant history, torturing us with reminders of civility from bye-gone days when at least there was some consensus on what constitutes a fact.