A NATION IN MOURNING
We mourn the loss of such young human beings and in our hearts we are so sick, and not only are we just sick, but sick and tired of the insane actions of a demented few. What cuts so deep is that these were innocent children. You will hear the phrase, “innocent children” time and time again throughout the tour of this sad time, and it is true. They were so innocent. The number of deceased children only cements this insanity into our collective consciousness and drives home a number of insensibilities to contend with. Nightmares abound when sleep is fleeting and elusive, and this just does not affect the children, but the many within the adult population.
The Why’s, Who’s, What’s, Where’s and How’s are jumbled about, and we all try to make sense of this puzzle. We try to piece back together what had been broken for some time, what had been mixed up and confused anyway. Seems like there is no re-arranging this puzzle, this enigma is forever fixed in our memories and it is not likely to be removed anytime soon.
The term, “mind of a madman” you will also hear from time to time. You will hear this term used to describe the vexation we call a human being and we will scratch our heads and ask if there is not more we can do to prevent this from happening again.
In a place of learning, in a building that teaches us our children and educates them, where they go to learn should not be a place where they believe harm will befall them. It is hard enough for a child to concentrate on their studies, let alone having to focus on what a stark-raving crazed individual will do to them and their teacher for absolutely no reason at all. This is disgusting and evil, and something we are all to face and at the same time take blame for.
What can we do? Does video game violence have anything at all to do with these despicable crimes? If so, do we immediately ban these? We already have disclosure statements on them that depict the violence, so what more is there for us to do? These questions may never be answered, but the President of these United States will surely be trying to put together some good people to give us some good ideas on just how we may go about “fixing” this problem.
The innocent children and the mad man, the tortured sick soul and the babies that have done no harm, terms that will echo throughout the years; unfortunately these terms will surely be heard and reverberate throughout the decades and even into the future, but America, surely we do not want to be known for these tragedies, do we? The Columbines and the Virginia Techs, along with a multitude of other sins and transgressions toward the innocent should not be our trademarks. If we focused more on love and compassion, held vigilances for life instead of death, join in groups of health and wisdom instead of elevating the emotions of hate and bigotry, we should all be better off. Let us focus on trying to find a safe place where we can all come together and discuss these issues out in the open. A safe place, for a place of fear will never do.