Ramirez, you bozo, Hollywood movies, being America’s first commercial export product, are watched all over the world. And you always hear about the mass murders in schools in Hong Kong or in London where people watch as much Hollywood movies as Americans, right? (HK and London are two places where guns are 100% banned, for your info).Keep blaming a supposed influence and avoid talking about the actual problem. The Bible is filled with battles, killing, revenge. Shouldn’t we, by the same logic, conclude that it is going to turn every easily influenced reader into a murdering maniac? Let’s censor it, just in case….
If watching Hollywood movies makes people violent, reading Michael Ramirez would certainly turn them into stupid bigots.One could make the point that if we were to censor Hollywood movies, why grant freedom of speech to Ramirez? Luckily, the first amendment allows both to exist, so say thank you Ramirez.
The difference is that it is easier to get a gun and spread death than getting a spot as an editorial cartoonist. The problem is not the influence, it is giving influenced people the ability to act upon it. You won’t be able to foresee absolutely someone snaps, becomes mad, violent, desires to kill. You can make it easier to see it coming by providing better treatment care and watch in schools, hospitals… But the easiest part, is to make it hard for them to find a gun when they think they need it.