Leave it to Obama to play up his two favorite rants race and gun control. Obama has never had original thought in his life. He plays his familiar tune with hand wringing cliche anti Americanism.
Lost in the Obama pothead rant is the role of mental illness. The Charleston killer was howling mad, but aware of his actions. As this case evolves we are likely to learn warning signs were missed. We learned the VT killer and the joker clown were well known to mental health professionals.
The truth is we need a national discussion on the subject of mental illness. Our jails and homeless programs are filled with untreated mental illness. The reasons for lack of treatment is the high cost of treatment and social stigma of being treated.
In general society does not treat a variety of people poorly. In the words of a gay black male. I get far more headaches about being gay than being Black. Those that are in treatment face greater stigma than those who are Black or gay. Most of those in treatment are not dangerous. Rather than encourage those who need help to step forward, most
Suffer in silence.