Re: Looking for Reasons
Under Justin’s post about the unspeakable attack in a Connecticut elementary school, Joe Bernstein makes the following comment.
How about this Adam Lanza was an evil little f**ker?Maybe he was mentally ill also, but the overwhelming majority of mentally ill people aren’t a danger to anyone except for themselves.
Connecticut has very stringent gun laws including some kind of assault weapons ban which obviously didn’t prevent this.
I really resent foreign nationals like Piers Morgan and Martin Bashir ranting at us on OUR national networks about banning guns. They are resident aliens-guests-and yet feel comfortable lecturing us. Maybe they’d like a lecture on their ridiculous system of royalty and House of Lords and titled inbreds. I’ve been in the UK and saw some good things and some really bad things, but I wouldn’t presume to dress them down in their own country.
I can’t imagine the grief of the families of these children and school personnel murdered senselessly or the horrible effects on the first responders.
Maybe the major media that vomits out nonstop gratuitous violence on tv, film and above all, video games, for profit ought to do some soul searching, but they lack any soul. And the disgusting reality shows that dehumanize people and exploit human failings for fun and profit.
Depicting violence and human weakness certainly has a place in art and literature and in film, too-but we are subjected to way too much over the line cr*p.
In real war, there is no “start over” button. People that get f**ked up stay that way.
What a miserable situation this is-and we hate feeling helpless, but there isn’t much that can be done – maybe armed security in schools. Hell, we guard armored cars full of money with firearms – our children are far more precious.