I am at a loss for words concerning this crime.
Probably just as well, as everyone else seems to have plenty to say.
When Cho's confession is made public, I may have a comment or two.
Of course, we are arguing gun control again. I used to be in favour of that, but, after more than thirty years in Texas, I see the other side of the argument. It seems that it would take too much "big brother" to ensure that people either don't own them, or can't carry them around. Or else, everyone needs to carry on e around, and I, for one, don't think that's a good idea. At least, not until there is one invented that is a lot lighter.
The Prez seems to have gutted other areas of the Constitution--why should the "right to bear arms" be sacrosanct?
I don't know. Just musing early in the morning, before coffee.
Oh. Wait. I do have something to say.
I've seen comments and statements here and there on the web, asking why the students didn't rush this guy.
Aside from the surprise nature of the attack, I have to tell you, people, I think that is totally unrealistic. In order for kids...KIDS, mind you...to react that way, they would have had to have been raised in an atmosphere of constant danger. That very atmosphere from which we have tried to insulate our children. We have taught them not to fight each other. We want them to be kind and gentle. We have kept them out of dangerous situations. Because of that, we have no right to complain when they have no great instinct to stand up and be shot.
Liviu Librescu, the 76-year-old professor who died blocking the door to his classroom is a prime example of a life of danger and uncertainty developing the courage and the ability to sacrifice oneself. Please read this: http://crimeblog.us/?p=368. In this entry, Steve Huff has written a moving tribute to the professor.
"As a child, Librescu was sent to a Russian labor camp after his father was deported by the Nazis. He was saved from death during the Holocaust by kind strangers in the town to which he was sent."
Unless we are willing to raise our children in such adverse circumstances, we should not be surprised if they don't have the training to become instant heroes.
And, by the way, I'm not advocating that we do!