dollarvigilante.com / By Gary Gibson / January 6, 2013
My soul is still smarting from the news of the mass shooting in that Connecticut school…but not in the way nor for the reasons you might think…
Yes, this is a tragedy. But it didn’t make me weep. I would have loved to have been able to prevent it…but that was just one of the hundreds of absolute tragedies that take place throughout the world every day. Why should I pay special attention to this one, or even weep for these children? Because the media tells me to? Because this is a big enough shocker for the US media to notice?
I have to point out that these children are as much strangers to me as the children who die in other mass killings around the world at the hands of military personel acting on the behalf of governments, or the children who die at the hands predators or their own parents. Tragedies all. Weeping for this outrageous murders and not for the others would just prove me as easily led and distracted as those who care about the outcome of which millionaires score more on the field, reality shows or “American Idol”.
Here’s Obama’s reaction to news of a bunch of American kids getting shot to death.
Good thing there just happened to be a competent photographer on hand while the news was delivered. (Seriously, this blatant photo-op staging should offend any thinking person.)
And here is the infamous news clip with the tears…