Monday, January 10, 2011

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Covered with flowers every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn.

I just can't let this go sorry! We won't let kids watch cigarette comercials because they might smoke, and yet the best selling game today to kids is BLACK OP'S.
When will ever learn?
The Virginia Tech killings, How many did he kill?
Can you rember, I doubt it. (32) I will say it again 32.
The guy in Omaha?, (8)
Whitman At the University of Texas?, (16)
The guy at the McDonald's in California? (21)
The day trader in Alanta? (9)
Harris and Klebold at Columbine? (12)
The guy in Killen Texas at the Luby's? (23)
The Amish girls at their school? (5)

The trouble is we are so used to this we are numb too numb.
In two weeks you will barely remember this as well as all the others I have pointed out.
The action and the consequences are so far apart that it lessens the shock and lessens the outrage that we need to change things in this country.
I say hang this guy next Friday in the public square in Tucson.
This is not a who dun it, we have witness's.
Sorry about your rights, you certainly didn't care about those people's rights.

1 comment:

Hags said...

I know this is cliche, but, nonetheless, it is true. We glorify violence way too much in our country. Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis (my personal favorite: Payback) all star in revenge or vigilante movies.

The video games, OMG.

The political rhetoric, OMG.

If you believe great literature can inspire, then you must believe that all the violent images and rhetoric can influence as well.

It doesn't matter if this guy is "just a looney." Jon Meacham was correct this morning when he pointed out that this guy did not go to a McDonalds or a school. He went to a political meeting to kill a politician.

We have had too much of that. Our country has an absurd legacy of violence against political leaders. We all need to change. Palin needs to drop the crosshairs, the President needs to not call his opponents enemies. EVERYONE needs to own this problem and change.

We need to learn.

Terry, I swear it is not too late.

All the best,