This morning, well, actually it started last night, I have been growing increasing annoyed.
If I hear one more “expert”, former agent of some security/LE related government agency, “news” reader, politician, etc. say one more time “if you see it, report it” (last night’s message) I may start throwing things. By the way, the innocuous sounding “say something” admonishment has this morning been twisted to say: someone should have said something and this COULD have been prevented. No it couldn’t. No one knows that.
What is the point of the above comments anyway? Are they saying — it’s the victims’ own fault? This is ludicrous.
The MSM is effectively telling the teenage victims they are to blame for the tragedy that occurred at their school if they did not say something. This is not true, in fact, they, the non-shooters, did nothing wrong. Do the experts and “news” idiots not realize the surviving students are likely “hearing” a message that is saying “You are responsible for the death of your friends”. This is lie, and nothing less than insensitive bullying. Can the “experts” be that stupid? By the way, I haven’t heard evidence that anyone “knew” a tragedy would occur for a “fact” before the event occurred.
And while I am at it, why are they interrogating/interviewing “children” who who have just experienced a terrible traumatic event and are obviously in shock? Have the news personalities no sensitivity to the emotional state of the children and long term potential harm to the teens? That said, I did notice some of the females appeared to have gotten “dressed” for their appearance, and were being interviewed in their “bedrooms”? Did they think it was an audition? By the way, I saw no moms and or dads present during the interviews. It all seemed a little “produced” to me.
This morning, I am hearing that one adult did report internet postings made by a person named Cruz to the FBI. The FBI did what they could, or at least followed up as well as could be done. However, this drum-beat Call for people to watch and report on their neighbors, is spooky to me. Has anyone reading this ever spoken with a person from Cuba about the Neighborhood Youth Groups in Cuba and how they are indoctrinated into watching and informing on friends and family to the government? This entire “say something” message is a slippery slope.
In my opinion, the time to stop tragedies such as this, as much as it is possible to so at all, is long before any gun triggers have been pulled. It begins with a culture that values human life. Human life belongs at the top of a society’s pyramid of values. Not at the bottom somewhere around the “convenient” level.
All that said, there is plenty of time in the weeks to come for Monday-morning quarterbacking this event. Time enough to take advantage of free nationwide advertising of one’s “security” related “expertise”; to sell security services and sign new customers. Time enough to create another new and unneeded school security government agency at the local, state, and federal levels. Time enough to exploit this event and advance political causes.
But the time is not today. Today is the day to mourn and gather family and friends near. Or have we lost all our humanity? It seems every time I turn on the television, I am reminded why I turned it off.