Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Virginia Tech

Calm down, people. One whacko kid snaps, and the media is making like there'll be mass killings at school every day for the next year. The boy was insane, was being treated for it, but obviously it failed. There are insane people all over the world. Most of them are taken out of circulation before they cause this kind of damage, but every now and then one is going to slip through the cracks.

I have an aunt who is locked up somewhere in Florida in a place for the delusional. Luckily for her and society, her disconnect with reality took the form of believing she was a professional caterer. And rich. Both her children were born with neurological defects which gave them IQs below 90. Her son should have been in an asylum, but he moved to LA where his disconnect took the form of believing he was the next great stand-up comic. He died on the streets, homeless. His sister eeks out a living as a caregiver. Her disconnect is she believes she is an LPN. I am sad that they all had excrement happen to them, but relieved that it took a gentle, pro-social form.  


On the other side of the coin, there was some major league heroism on campus, as well as the ultimate tragedy. I feel as sad for the victims and their families as I did for the Iraqi innocent victims of "Shock and Awe". Excrement occurs. We hope it does not occur to us.
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