Oh. My. God.
Well, I was going to blog about gun control, and then I turned on the TV.
The Virginia Tech killer mailed tapes of himself to NBC after the first two murders.
The media is going ballistic. My little brain is painfully boggled.
This is the first time since 911 when I have turned on the TV and had a sense of unreality. For the first few minutes of 911 coverage I thought, “this is some war of the worlds thing, right? This can’t be real!”
And when I saw the image above and heard this latest news, my first thought was…are we sure this whole massacre wasn’t staged by NBC? Are we sure this isn’t some ill conceived preview for some new movie or reality show? Like the lighted cartoons that triggered a terrorist scare in Boston?
Sadly, I fear not. Well, media and life meet. There’s certainly been plenty of movies with this kind of diabolical subplot, it had to happen sooner or later.
Turns out the killer was a certified fucking nutbar by the way. We kinda figured that.
The gun control post will come later. My philosophy on gun control is simple:
- Guns don’t kill people.
- People don’t kill people.
- Guns in the hands of the wrong people kill people!
I hope and pray some good comes out of this.
(The above NBC image is claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law. It is not being used for profit, it is central to the topic of the post, and it is an historically important image.)