Words cannot describe the sadness I feel at the Sandy Hook shootings. I know that all of you feel the same way.
No sane person would do something like Adam Lanza did in Connecticut. (Just as no sane person would be unaffected by the killings of 20 small children and 6 adults in a school.) The crime that Adam Lanza committed at Sandy Hook Elementary School was pure evil. I cannot think of any other way to describe it. My mind cannot comprehend walking into an elementary school and carrying out the wholesale slaughter of innocent children. It sickens me.
Some internet and print news outlets are publishing the biography of one victim each day. Their goal appears to be to keep this horrendous crime in the public's eye as long as possible. The reason is to keep the emotions of the unthinking masses riled up for a long enough period of time to get the necessary support of "the people" in order to get new gun control laws passed. What other reason could they have for keeping the pain and the anguish alive for so long? They know that Americans are self centered and have very short attention spans.
Those in the media know that if they don't keep it at the forefront of America's mind, America will forget about it in short order. That would be disastrous to the Progressive cause.
I am angry.
I am angry at Adam Lanza for perpetrating such an evil, horrendous act. I am angry that he took the coward's way out by committing suicide before he could be apprehended. I am angry at the people who think that "gun control" will eliminate, or even minimize, crimes like this. I am angry at the politicians who see this incident as an "opportunity" to push their Progressive anti-gun agenda. I am angry at people who are willing, more than willing, to usurp our natural rights based on emotional arguments and "party line agendas" rather than on objective thought and the study of facts. That they are willing to make world altering decisions based only on emotion is indicative of society in America today.
I realize it's cliche' but, guns don't kill people. People kill people. A person makes a decision, a choice, to do harm to another. Yet we blame the tool rather than the individual wielding the tool.
Each individual person is solely responsible for all of the choices he or she makes. It isn't my fault that Adam Lanza perpetrated this unspeakable evil. It isn't your fault. It is Adam Lanza's fault. He did it on his own. The Progressives want to punish you and me though, for his choice. Is there one iota of logic in that?
Don't blame the tool. Blame the fool. The tool is incapable of doing anything at all without the intervention of the fool.
Killings in schools are not new. They have been going on for a long time but have increased in frequency in the past 30 years or so. They are not unique to the United States, either. Google "School Killings". You may be surprised. Little Billy gets bullied by Bobby and Jerry every day at school so one day he brings a gun or a knife to school and ends the torment. Perhaps he picks up a large rock and crushes their skulls. Timmy and Susi are in love hot and heavy until one day Susi decides she likes Jack more than she likes Timmy. Timmy comes to school one day and kills one or both of them. A college student fails to be accepted into an advanced degree program so he kills the professor whom he feels wrongly denied him an opportunity that he was entitled to. After he kills the professor, he kills several students who just happen to be nearby. It happens.
I'm sure that a highly educated doctor or professor or someone like that could give you a better sounding answer than I can.
The simple answer is that our children are spoiled brats. They have never been taught to be responsible and they have never been held accountable for their actions or lack of action. They have never been disciplined or punished in any meaningful way when they break the rules. (FYI: "Time out" is neither discipline nor punishment) Many of them have never been taught the rules. They don't know God and they don't know the difference between right and wrong.
Parents no longer take responsibility for raising their children. Mom drops Sally and Jim off at daycare on her way to work. The daycare staff makes sure that Sally gets on the bus to school and they babysit little Jimmy all day. Sally rides the bus back to daycare after school and stays there until mom gets off work and gets done with her workout at the gym. She picks the kids up and takes them home, possibly stopping at Mac's Supper Club for burgers and fries at the drive through. Dad gets home (if there is a dad) shortly after they do. He is tired and hungry and wants only to eat and sleep.
The weekend finds the kids going to a soccer tournament where Sally's team finishes 19th out of 20 teams. She gets a medal for participating. Don't want any winners and certainly don't want any losers. Don't want any hurt feelings. Mom hangs out with a couple of her friends while one of the friends' 9 year old daughter keeps an eye on Jim. When Jim gets to kindergarten he will get certificates of accomplishment when he learns to tie his shoes and when he can count to ten and when he can say his ABCs. When he gets a bit older he will
The kids have been left on their own to their own devices for so long that they do not know how to properly and successfully deal with their feelings. They don't know how to make decisions and they don't know how to resolve conflict. If mom and dad, or their friends, aren't around to give them bad advice, they freeze. They don't know what to do.
The time comes when they have to grow up and get a job and become a productive member of society. They are faced with a foreign world where there are rules and expectations. They find that they can't cope.
Anyway, where was I?
Oh yeah... Why? Why do these young 20 somethings snap and kill people. I don't know. I don't have the answer nor do I have any ideas... You'll have to ask someone smarter than me.
BTW, I have a 6 year old granddaughter. She is in kindergarten. I love her more than life.