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Blameshifting: Nashville, Tennessee Shooting Edition
Who is responsible for Audrey Hale killing people?
Most of the posts in my social media feeds concerning the Nashville shooting are blaming anyone but the shooter. I saw a church blaming the guns. I saw a woman blaming the government (but not the people who voted those government officials into office).
I saw people blaming the transgender ideology being taught in schools. I saw someone blaming the mental illness that leftism has now become. Below is an excellent article explaining why people on the left are more depressed or mentally ill in some way. It’s because of the drama triangle (always feeling powerless to some persecutor) and because they don’t take personal responsibility but make others responsible for them, which keeps them feeling powerless also. You cannot be confident and happy if you feel powerless in life.
Is the Shooter Responsible For Herself?
Will anyone say they believe the shooter was at fault? Is the blame on her? Or are we just all going to blameshift that responsibility onto her teachers or some supposed “persecutors” who don’t agree with her identifying as another gender?
Parents Do Have Some Responsibility
Yes, I do believe that her parents should have raised her better. Most parents are not raising their children to be responsible adults these days. It is not the teachers’ responsibility to raise children to become moral human beings.
But, still, at some point, you have to become mature and responsible for yourself. She was 28 years old. Surely, she had some responsibility for her actions, right? If she was struggling with hate, she could have sought anger management counseling.
Our Society Enables Mental Derangement
Yes, if she went to someone in the mental health department, they may have been likewise mentally ill and agreed with her drama triangle that there are “persecutors” who need to be destroyed so that the “victims” no longer feel “persecuted.” Rather than help her, they would have joined her in the dreaded drama triangle. That’s worth discussing.
But, still, she could have realized she needed help, and that agreement from others would not help her. She could have sought help elsewhere then. I am sure there are other people in her life who could have done things differently and effected change, but ultimately she had a lot more responsibility for not killing people than society is expecting from her.