Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Perfect Answer

Short and sweet, just like this post will be, I now present to you the perfect response when confronted by someone who thinks mental health care will solve our current trend toward daily mass shootings.

Acknowledge that, certainly, in some cases, the shooter is mentally ill.  But then wonder, in all seriousness, the following:
How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit without a bat? 


  1. Machetes and swords have been used. With my daughter going through great difficulties with their son's mental health (not the violent sort) and finding little real help despite trying a lot of what is out there, I wish we could as a people chew gum and walk at the same time. There are things that could be done on this but so far each side balks at anything but their own goals. I hear it over and over and it's enough to make me cry as it is likely once again to go nowhere.

  2. Replies
    1. Wish I could remember which talking head quoted the person from whom it's stolen ;-)
      As Rain says, there are so many points of entry to this problem, and living in our own silos doesn't get anything done.


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