Oh, no. Seems there was a school shooting in Connecticut this morning. An elementary school shooting. 🙁
Just so fucking senseless. Something like 18 children are dead as of this writing. Little kids. What the hell could they have ever done to anybody?!
*bunch of people start talking*
Wait. What’s going on here?
“A shooting!” one squeals. “I’ll tell you what this means. It’s time we banned guns!”
Um, alright. I suppose.
“No!” squeals another. “This means we need MORE guns. If the teachers had guns on them, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Uh… huh? What is all this?
“How old was the assailant?” screams another. “Was he a student? A teenager perhaps? I tell you, this is a sign of just how rotten today’s kids are!”
Actually I hear the shooter was 24.
“I’ll tell you why this happened,” comes another voice. “It’s the schools. Public schools are awful places for children. This is why kids need to be pulled out of there.”
Wait, what? What the fuck does that have to do with anything?
“If these kids were unschooled, this would not have happened!”
Home with parents is significantly more dangerous statistically than being at school. Also, fuck you. You’re victim blaming.
“It’s all because our society treats the mentally ill so terribly!” says another. “If this man had had the care he needed, this would not have happened.”
Um, yes, mentally handicapped should be treated well and have access to care. No argument there. It’s just rather offensive toward those with mental disabilities to imply they’re always on the verge of severe violence as this.
“We’re in such a violent society!” screams still another. “With all the violent TV and video games! I’m sure that’s what messed this guy up.”
Or is it that YOU hate violent TV and video games and just feel like acting like something you just happen to hate was responsible here?
“This all happened because people need a healthy dose of JESUS!” declares another. “If everyone would just remember the LORD, this would never happen.”
I’m not even going to dignify that with a response.
God forbid we blame the shooter. 🙄
No, instead let’s just use this as proof positive for whatever personal cause of ours and hope that people will finally “get it”. Just like they finally “got it” after Columbine. And 9/11. And the Amish school shooting. And the Dark Knight movie shooting. But maybe THIS time! You can always hope!