What Can Be Done about Killing Sprees?

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There has recently been another mass shooting in America, this time in Umoqua College.

Some say this is a mental health issue. The shooter is a sick man who needs help from a psychologist.

But mass shooting are happening so often that I wonder if the problem really is a mental health issue.

I wouldn’t say it’s a mental health issue. I think we live in such a corrupt and evil world today that it’s reasonable to expect that a significant number of normal people would grow so frustrated with it that they suddenly lash out, and a rifle within arm’s reach doesn’t help either.

There needs to be a way for people who don’t fit in with this corrupt and evil world to be able to distance themselves from the world safely and live their lives independently. Maybe a guaranteed minimum income would help. Under this policy, the government pays everyone a guaranteed minimum wage, say, $10,000 per year.

A person so disillusioned with society can take his or her $10,000 per year from the government and go live in the mountains or the forests or even overseas in, say, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The bottom line is that wage slavery should not be the default. There needs to be an option for individuals to drop out.

If a man does not have a guaranteed minimum income from the government, he has to go to university, go to work, and save up until he has enough money to be able to drop out of society.

Not everyone can live off dividends, especially when they are young and have little wealth. That they are forced to slave away at work just to earn their freedom, in my opinion, is an injustice, a sign that although we have progressed from the whips and chains of slavery in the eighteenth century, slavery has not been abolished but has merely evolved.

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