Shooting in Broad Daylight

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While everyone is scratching their heads about the massacre in Connecticut, this billboard is prominently on display everywhere promoting the movie Looper.

Advertising does a great job of distilling what we value as a culture, and it’s not a pretty picture.

EDIT: Just had to add this. Here’s a picture making the rounds on Facebook right now getting lots of giggles and Likes:

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Cute, right?

Please understand – I don’t mean to condone censorship. I just think we need to take a very hard and careful look at the violence that we find acceptable before we can understand why the unacceptable violence happens.

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One comment

  1. The Bumble Files · December 16, 2012

    I had a similar experience after the Aurora shooting, and saw sign turners dancing outside the gun store. I think it’s a bigger part of our culture than we realize.

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