The Last Straw of Nikolas Cruz



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Background Information
Nikolas Cruz or most known as the "Parkland Shooter" has caused the greatest number of deaths in all school shooting history. He was presumably bullied resulting in him becoming a social outcast and having a "life is meaningless" attitude. There are actual vlogs he recorded that "explain" his thoughts and his plans.

The image is from an unknown creator, used for comedic purposes and depicts that Nikolas' last resort was violence onto those who have wronged him.
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This is propaganda because
This image creates fear out of those who really process it. Nikolas killed 17 innocents, so most commonly we would blame gun control, but no one has ever looked at the actual shooter and think of their thought process. What about mental health? What about Nikolas being bullied? People tend to think of this on a surface level and don't care about anyone's mental stability. Bullying still exists and some people can't express emotions because they have no outlet. But at the same time we cant just ignore the gun control laws and how he managed to get one. We must get people aware of the fact that he is human and this can happen anywhere else, we must be prepared or prevent any future shootings.
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    Fri, 03/13/2020 - 14:13
    Seeing the fake book cover along with the video, it is clear that the propaganda wants people to be sympathetic towards the Parkland High School murderer. This is harmful propaganda, in my opinion. It makes people think that violence is justified.
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    Fri, 03/13/2020 - 16:54
    This propaganda was cleverly designed into feeling sympathy for the Parkland shooter and I truly do feel bad for this kid. In the society we live in today kids are much more sensitive than before and by simply bullying someone many things can happen. Although I don't agree with his actions, I do understand that what he was going was hard and that there are better alternatives but as a kid we don't know any better and we solve problems through our own means. I do agree with this propaganda because I truly do believe that everyone was at fault.
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    Mr. Simp
    Fri, 03/13/2020 - 16:59
    Mr. Simp
    He killed 17 innocent people, the video was terrifying to watch and if you watched his vlog you would agree that he is "evil". We want to prevent any future school shootings, Nikolas pleaded insanity at his trial but he was fully aware of his actions, it was premeditated murder. We cant ignore these bullied people, or else people can lose their life.

    Violence is never the answer, we should always prevent a problem before its too late.

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