A sad day once again. There have been so many. Columbine high,the Ft. Hood shooter, the killing of Dr. George Tiller, 9/11 and too many to remember. That itself says a lot.
Each one now often almost immediately becomes a political football. Bloggers scramble to find the proof of affiliation of the killer with their opponents. Then use it attack their opposition and to use a phrase from the post civil war era: "Wave the Bloody Shirt”.
Today we’re certainly seeing that. I’ve been reading comments at Politico. It seems like the push and pull is: “he read Mein Kampf and sounds like he was motivated by the Tea Party” vs “he read the Communist Manifesto and was a lefty” The major media is no different.
It’s all unseemly. Can’t we maintain at least for a day a respectful silence for the victims? Can’t we determine fault and who did what later, when claims can be based on facts not a swirl of not al all vetted rumors? Can’t we recognize that people with this kind of troubled mind are likely going to find a movement to affiliate with and lash out in the name of: Whether its of the right or left is irrelevant? No we can’t and we won’t.
A sad day once again.