Why?


bob@woodsnews.com

Where do I start to talk about something as horrible as the killings that happened in Connecticut? I guess I just start, but what do I say? I don't know the answer. I don't know what happened and why the shooter did what he did. There appears to be something wrong with our society as a whole, something that is very difficult to put into words. There is violence on TV and in the movies but it is only because that's what people watch and what makes money. The anti - gun mentality won't stop with banning assault weapons.

You can put the blame on guns but guns don't function by themselves without humans. If you took away the guns there would be another way they could kill people if they so desired to do so. Perhaps the problem stems from the fact that nobody in our society really has to answer for anything they say or do as long as they have not broken any laws or they have not offended anyone who gives them money. People are bullied and made fun of because they are different or because they act different. They can just be labeled as "mentally ill". Who does society have to answer to? We all answer to God but I know that because I believe in Him. Who do people who don't believe in God answer to?

There used to be a time when the simple people prevailed and good guys always won but that was in the past and now people won't even watch a movie or TV unless there is violence. People don't need to watch a movie or TV to see violence, it is very real and very much a part of our society. Do you really care unless it affects you? Do you pay attention to the little person? Do you care who your words or actions hurt unless you have to pay for it?

There used to be a time when integrity meant something, there used to be a time when being nice meant something, there used to be a time when just being a human being meant something. Now it's all about who you are, who you know, or what you can do for whomever. Will it ever change? Will people ever start caring? I doubt it because it's a whole lot easier to not care and tune it all out than it is to deal with reality and the fact that we ourselves are less than what we expect of others.

So 20 young children and 6 adults who cared are now dead through no fault of their own, whose fault is it? Do you even care as long as you can say it isn't yours? Well here's a newsflash for you - it's all of our faults if we allow the status quo to continue and it will happen again. We should learn from the past but we never seem to.

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