it's not the left or the right, it's their parents. the political spectrum does not raise kids, other kids and media raise them when their parents defer that task in favor of other priorities. and some of those kids aren't quite right in the head. our society used to have an answer for that - parents who were connected to each other and to their kids. those kind of parents could identify a troubled kid early cause they knew them, loved them, acted in their best interest. now they don't see the signs cause they don't know the kid, and when they do see the signs they pass the buck with vigor. it's the school's fault, it's the government's fault, it's the fault of video game manufacturers, it's the fault of the left, or the right, etc. i do see that in some ways lots of influences (culture, media, legislation, schools, whatever) make the job of parenting more difficult in the modern era, but it's still the job that we sign up for when we bring a life into the world, and parents are still the only ones who can do it. clearly the model for raising a healthy human being is a connected family, and no matter how difficult it is to have one, it's in the hands of parents to either make it happen or surrender and blame something they can't control. you can control how you parent and there is nothing more influential on the direction of a child's life than parenting.