America--one of the most violent countries in the world---showed its true colors last Friday.
How do we judge whose fault is the senseless murders of 20 children? Is it our lack of proper mental health care? Is it the instability of society
that is absorbed by unstable individuals? Does merely being alive in these times make us crazy?
Is it gun laws? Video games? Divorce?
I submit that it is all of the things.
Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members -- the last, the least, the littlest."
It is the unraveling of the fabric of our society.
When 20 six-year-olds are no longer safe in their 1st grade classrooms, its time to take stock.
But we never do. Not after Columbine. Not after Virgina Tech.
Rather than sit down and collectively search for a way to repair our country of its immoral, substanceless, possesion driven existence---we sit and
watch on the news as Obama flies into Newtown to save the day, or as crazed reporters run around the streets trying to interview children.
Band aids---all of it.
Until we can address the real problems----all of them---then we are doomed to repeat these scenarios over and over again.
America showed its true colors last Friday---that we are unable to protect the weakest of our citizens. That we are still the same old 24-hour
coverage America that refuses to learn lessons from its past.
We will blame guns. The New World Order. Videos.
We will point to anything but the real truth.
No one wants to admit that we are morally bankrupt, incapable of seeing our problems in any concerted way.
So, we'll watch CNN, debate about whether there is a god or not, make new gun laws...and wait for the next tragedy.
I look at this country and I have hard time making sense of it anymore. Like a lot of people I am scared, dissilusioned, and exasperated.
When a morally bankrupt society cannot see its own failings...
what is left to do?
We watch it fall.
Because there is nothing left to do, but watch it fall.