Searching for blame in Newtown
The search for blame goes on regarding the mass murder in Newtown, CT. Does the search for blame matter?
It depends how you look at it. While the search for blame will matter little (at this point) for the surviving victims and to the friends and family of the murdered victims, in the end, this search for blame matters greatly to all of us.
Why? Because senior politicos will feel the pressure to do something. The pressure to do something comes from the media and other like-thinking politicos who would infringe on basic rights and abuse our due process in order to satisfy their own egos and quest for power. After all, they’ll tell us (in so many words), it’s for your own good.
Whether it’s restricting your freedom to buy Big Gulps and fast food, to smoke, to avoid eating fruits and vegetables, to practice your religion, or to say things others disagree with, our “elites” will gladly restrict our freedoms. Why? It’s their nature; that’s what they do.
In the mean time, there’s much to ponder. Why did the murderer’s mother take him to the shooting range, training him in lethal practices, and also providing access to substantial firepower? Where was the murderer’s father? Why aren’t sociopaths/psychopaths like the murderer in places where they can’t hurt others? Why does the media provide such inordinate attention and get so much wrong with such events? Why do schools (and other locales that have been the victims of mass murderers) unilaterally disarm and self-remove the ability to protect themselves?
Concurrently, our “elites” either 1) deny that human evil exists (they’ll say it’s a chemical imbalance or a brain tumor or failed parenting or society’s fault or the likes, Adolph Hitler and Timothy McVeigh excluded… while the same “elites” tell us abortion is not evil—it’s a right) or 2) they feel they can legislate human evil out of existence, again, even if it restricts our freedoms, it’s for your own good.
History shows us human evil and the human condition can’t really be separated.
It’s a fallen world—full of evil and with human righteousness that’s as filthy rags—and we’re just living it it.
Pray for all those affected by this heinous crime.