The majority of Americans just destroy themselves. It is still quite rare to be a mass murder, but self destruction is the national hobby. It is the social norm in the United States to be an addict to something or other, if someone is not overweight -- addicted to pleasure via food, then they are on drugs whether prescribed or otherwise, or perhaps they are shopping addicts always putting themselves into debt, or a television addict who spends more time in depicted reality, than its real counterpart or a video gaming addict. This is a nation of unhealthy addicts because we live surrogate lives centered on earning money and spending it. The lack of actually lived experiences connected to real natural processes consume and destroys us. We manifest this by destroying ourselves, and I think that is why dharma is so attractive to many here as an escapism -- so we can ignore what man-made institutions, technology, have done to us all. We forget that people came from nature, and belong to it. We seek to triumph against it, despite the costs. Adam Lanza was a recluse
, which is not very abnormal by American standards. Most Americans are very socially isolated: we don't talk to neighbors because we don't need them. Most who didn't move far from where they attended school, still have social networks centered mostly on ex-classmates, because it is hard for adult Americans to meet and get to know each other. The only socially acceptable places to socialize in our nation involve the serving of alcohol. Who are you going to meet there? Alcoholics, or the people who feel they cannot be with more than two adults in a social setting without a drink -- whom we euphemistically call social
drinkers -- when their behavior is anti-social. And what benefit is repeated and constant contact with such people anyway? But being a recluse is no good for your psychic well-being. You just pen up so much emotionality, you feel so ignored, slighted, angry. It will cause you to explode one day. No most will not become a murderer, but they will likely harm themselves, perhaps by self mutational, or by getting so lost in drug addiction those who once knew them, don't any more, perhaps descend into insanity, or make themselves die sooner than they would otherwise via the fork, etc.
I wonder what I do in America still, I have thought of escaping constantly. An accident is when you think you will just fart but end up pooping your pants. A country does not become the mass murder capital of the world for no reason, and there are reasons. America is a not a nation, it is grinding stone where people lose their former ethnic identities and inherited culture, to adopt the commercial rituals that form what we consider today culture and custom. Take Christmas, many selfish Americans waste electricity for this stupid commercial joke of a holiday. Don't these jackasses know coal miners get black lung to procure that electricity, that they literally shorten their lives for that shitty job, that they don't want but there are no better jobs in coal regions? Don't they know that mostly poor people living near the coal plants have higher cancer clusters and also die sooner than otherwise? But they don't care and if you tell them, they get offended. Why? Because we are a hostile, selfish nation, everyone for himself and his family, against all. That is our national motto. We think we are discrete and separate and meant to compete with each other to the death in a contest to see who can consume more resources than the American next to him.
There is no such thing as an innocent American or an innocent American child, in my experience. We like to believe in that myth, but when a specialized caste of Americans in the military bully much the world, and another specialized caste in business suits at allegedly multi-lateral institutions like the World Bank, IMF use debt peonage to further imperialist goals, we are all dirty unless we have actively fought against it at the cost of years in jail. But we don't risk anything against such injustice, because we all benefit from it, that is why within five miles of my house, in a country with already oversized houses by global standards, there are at least five storage rental facilities that the American people can dump the seized war booty into. Did the children eat meat because that is what their parents fed them? If so animals died so they could live. Did they consume resources produced by slaves? In Bangladesh where much of our clothing is produced, there was a fire that killed 118 workers producing garments for Walmart
. Management locked them in and prevented them from evacuating immediately when it was first detected. Many of those on the upper stories jumped to their deaths to not be consumed by the flames. How many people need to die to and be oppressed thousands of miles away so American children can consume great resources via their share of such surplus labor? Why are the fewer Americans victimized by their own inhuman social order which produces psychopaths at a greater pace than the rest of the world so deserving of attention lavished and the much more innocent garment workers in Bangladesh only worthy of being ignored? Yet those dead proles are why unlike our 20th Century counterparts, we don't mend tattered clothing, we just dispose of it, because it is considered too cheap. They pay for that cheapness with their life energy, and they die sooner than they otherwise would have from working unimaginable hours, yet they still struggle just to pay to live.
Also Adam Lanza is very likely to have been on some kind of psychiatric medications or dealing with their withdrawal like most recent American mass murderers given his autism and other psychiatric diagnosis. Many of those medications have the known effect of increasing suicidal and homicidal ideation. I am gonna get alot of enemies likely for this post, but I feel it all has to be said. I know in most locales Americans don't care about anyone around them the slightest, but when a media spectacle like this happens, an explosion of phoniness and fake brotherly or kind sentiments that are never acted upon always erupt. We make most the world suffer greatly to subsidize our lifestyle with their blood, that anyway still leaves us intensely unhappy:
Feel no pain, but my life ain't easy
I know I'm my best friend