“Debilitating paranoia” and severe mental illness are the supposed reasons why an apparently psychotic father killed himself and his family because of Obama re-election fears. But that’s just part of it. Our political culture is so toxic, divided, and confrontational that it almost invites violence now. Both parties feed on creating division and mistrust because, hey, demonizing the other side is a great way to raise money. Our entire political culture is deranged and both parties are to blame. And it’s getting worse.
Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed.
Would the media be as understanding of mental illness if Peterson had been a poor African-American rather than a wealthy White defense contractor? I doubt it.