I know it's early in the tragedy and Americans aren't really willing to step out of their bubble and what not, and I'm definitely not trying to make light of this situation, but anyone with the smallest amount of perspective must realize that this is what Iraqis see on the news everyday.
Sometimes 2 or 3 times a day.
Their own fellow countrymen blowing the shit each other without any possible justification.
On some real shit, if a day passed in Iraq and the Virginia Tech shooting was the only thing that happened, that would be considered a good day in Iraq.
30 dead people don't even make the news in Iraq. I barely heard about the 34 people that died in Baghdad yesterday that beat out today's 33 at VT.
Sadly this event will become a funhouse mirror where every opportunist will try to advance whatever cause they believe in.
Not enough guns, too many guns, not enough Don Imus, too much Don Imus or whatever else they can associate with it.
It's already started. Peep this quote from the White House Press Conference (which is always a fucking joke,)
- "As far as policy, the President believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed. And certainly bringing a gun into a school dormitory and shooting -- I don't want to say numbers because I know that they're still trying to figure out many people were wounded and possibly killed, but obviously that would be against the law and something that someone should be held accountable for."
Well Hallelujah, George Bush thinks school shootings should be illegal!
Soon-to-be extinct dinosaur John McCain had this to say,
- "I do believe in the constitutional right that everyone has, in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, to carry a weapon," he said. "Obviously we have to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens."
Surely this moron realizes that most of the people who snap have no prior records? Why is he still around?
And as always with this type of situation, everyone wonders what they would have done. As a black person, seeing how we have fared in past school shootings, such as Columbine, please believe I would have been snitched from a SAFE distance.
Apparently Virginia Tech, who had a school shooting last year, fucked the fuck up in their handling of the whole situation. The first shooting was earlier in the day and absolutely nothing was done until it reached the point below.
Damn, America has some serious issues.