Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I feel the need to comment on the latest school shooting in the states.
I can't imagine what it would be like to be at that school right now. I just scanned through CNN and had a look at some of the people's profiles who didn't make it. They range from young girls to old profs. A Holocaust survivor, international students, band members. All gone. It's sad.

And then there's the headline on theglobeandmail.com of "At least 157 dead in Iraq bombings", after four separate bombs went off today in Baghdad today.

Both events should cause us to stop and consider our world. Which is more newsworthy? In both cases people are hurt, people are killed, families are torn apart, questions are unanswered. Yet, we've become quite used to hearing about bombs going off in street markets in Baghdad, so we glaze over it and read on. These are two separate incidents in a world full of incidents. Some make the headlines and we hear of them, some don't.

We live in a violent world. It's just a bit more shocking when it happens closer to home.

There are no simple solutions. Are there?

2 Comments:

Blogger re:todd said...

This is insightful. Thanks dave

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dave, good shit. the world really has descended into a muck masterpiece. clearly you need to blog more often. you got an honourable mention on mine in case you were interested.
matty - gravenrecords.blogspot.com
peace out my dutch homie

10:32 AM  

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