Tuesday, April 17, 2007

...so, quick, who or what do we blame?

Gunman bought the gun in March; availability of guns?

Gunman was a (legal) immigrant: paging Bill O'Reilly and other racists.

Gunman shot his girlfriend first in a "jealous rage:" blame the you-know-what.

Gunman wrote disturbing shit in creative writing, set a fire in a dorm room and stalked female students: lax university?

and we learn more as things develop.

33 dead. Including a 76 year old Holocaust survivor, a professor, who helped save the students by barring the door. and a number of 18 to 22 year olds.

we will bite our tongues at the spectacle of Dubya and Blair being shocked and horrified at the senseless, horrific deaths of so many young men and women, and the loss to the people who loved them, and the world; and the banality of evil.

respect for the dead. a worthy concept.

i'd like to see more respect for the living, now, please.


Eli said...

According to the right-wing crazies, VA is at fault for not allowing students to carry guns so they could take care of the problem themselves, and the students are at fault for not rushing the guy even without them.

I am not making this up.

belledame222 said...

deeeeep sigh. yeah okay. battle at the OK Corral! YEE HAW

belledame222 said...

...sadly, that one does seem to get trotted out at every such incident, including shootings at high schools and below.