So how is the media going to spin this so that all the issues will be discussed except the one that really matters? What hoops are the politicians going to jump through so that they can appear to be doing something but actually leave things exactly as they are now? I see that Bloomburg is calling on the president to take steps, although he has avoided actually suggesting what steps might be appropriate. The only people who are making suggestions are those people who do not rely on votes. Obama and Romney have been quick to offer their sympathies but little else.
The media has been quick to label the shooter as possibly schizophrenic. Blame a medical condition rather than a corrupt system. If the shooter is schizo then no one is to blame. The authorities have labeled him a lone-wolf terrorist. Naturally, if they label him a terrorist then the obvious response is to throw more money into the "war against terrorism" rather than to address the core issues.
They have labeleled the shooter a terrorist. I think, instead, he should be considered a canary; just like the ones they supposedly used in coal mines years ago. I think we're seeing the tip of the iceberg. As more and more people see the American Dream washed away by a torrent of debt; when people, especially those with college degrees (bought with loans which they will likely never pay off) realize that the only jobs in their future are McJobs, I think the number and frequency of incidents like that in Aurora will only rise.
I hope I am wrong.