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Making sense of tragedy at Sandy Hook (Newtown, Connecticut)? Or time for action and taking the high-ground?

Posted on: December 17, 2012

Making sense of tragedy at Sandy Hook? Or time for action and taking the high-ground?

Are you trying to make sense of 20 children and 8 adults dead?

How sadly relevant.</p><br /><br />
<p>Good Night Progressives.--Dave.

I’m reading:

1. “How many of these tragic events will it take before access to fire arms becomes controlled? It’s infuriating!”

2. The acceptance of violence every day is the problem. The acceptance of calling our civilizations civilized when we kill, beat and hate each other….

3. That there are victims of violence, but it’s not as shocking as a school!

4. We accept a culture of violence on television of bare-knuckle brawls and Hollywood wars and wars on terror.

5. We know that people are being killed every day, but we don’t know them, until they die of a disease or tragedy. As much as I am for acquiring a gun, being at least as hard as getting a driver’s license, gun laws are not going to fix this culture of violence.

6. Being able to shoot, without much restrictions, more than 150 bullets, with no need to recharge, and to shoot in a classroom… Does this has anything to do with legitimate rights to protecting “my home”, to self-defense…? Carrying 3 guns and a machine gun….

7. There is no making sense of the tragedy at Sandy Hook or other past, present, and future tragedies.

8. Reasons help but they don’t make sense of something. It helps to say the gunman was on drugs or crazy, but only a little.

9. At one point, Job says, “Though He (God) slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job wasn’t making sense of things. He was responding.

10. I remember recorded phone messages from the past 9/11 tragedy. Their voices whispered, “I love you.” Today, people in Sandy Hook gather together, all bewildered and broken hearted, some angry, but most importantly, loving each other.

11. Tomorrow’s tragedy waits. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I know it’s there.

12. At best, we’ll find reasons that might explain but won’t satisfy. The same thing is happening across the globe in places like China or Africa. And what about tsunamis, fires, earth quakes, and …

13. Leading with love also means preparing for and preventing tragedies, making things better…

14. Leaders who love, express:

  1. Compassion toward the broken.
  2. Correction toward the confused.
  3. Confrontation toward the belligerent making things better.

President Obama is good at delivering “compassion speeches”: He never missed to send his empathy to the bereaved families, on scores of these similar mass slaughtering…

Obama is good talking and expressing compassion… What did Obama delivered in matter of correct message toward the confused? In matter of confronting the belligerent in making things better?

Obama has been totally busy assassinating “al Qaedapotential leaders with repeated double-tap drone attacks, waiting for rescuers to approach before sending a second and a third missile… And the US public opinion has nothing to qualify these tactics as “terrorist” activities that kills civilians (95% of the casualties) in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen…

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Let’s listen to Morgan Freeman‘s take on what happened yesterday :

“You want to know why? This may sound cynical.

It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities.

Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine?

Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way.

Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then CNN post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening.
 
Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Why?
 
Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim.
 
You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem.
 

You can help by turning off the news.”

Do you think if the administration claimed that this tragedy was State sanctioned that the US people would make such a fuss?

Killing innocent children in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and now Syria are US State sanctioned… Is that’s why the US public opinion is so deathly silent about atrocities done in their name?

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