Saturday, July 23, 2011

The charade begins

Today's events in Norway prompted me to respond. This, unfortunately, is just the sort of copy editors and journalists dream about. Everything from religious fundamentalism, violent movies, video games, bad schooling, bad parenting, and the list goes on and on.
But is it really the genesis of a killing spree of this magnitude? I don't know.
Since we're talking of hypotheticals would a crazy, right wing, neo con, gun nut, in possession of a firearm have trimmed the death count? But that's not even part of the discussion.
But, apparently one fact is concrete; he killed people continuously for an hour. It appears at this point no one defended themselves. Why? Where were the police with all their powers and fancy weaponry? Perhaps the option of legal defense should be available, during the fact, not after, when excuses are luxuries.

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