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December 14, 2012: I am crying for the 20 innocent and defenseless children who had their lives taken from them today. Children who had so much ahead of them. “Beautiful little kids who were only between the ages of 5-10 years old” .They will never get to experience love, never get to grow up, never get to have children of their own. I am crying for the families of these angels. The parents, the siblings, the grand-parents, the aunts, the uncles. Crying because they will have to lay 20 small boxes into the earth. For the families that will never be the same. That they will have to go home and see the Christmas presents that will never be opened. I’m crying for the 6 adults who laid down their lives to protect their students. Teachers, whose jobs and lives were dedicated to helping children grow and aspire to become great things. The teachers and administrators who became heroes and tried to protect as many students as they could. I am crying for the families of those heroes, who have to accept their loved one's sacrifices. One they should never have had to make. I am sickened. I am horrified. I am appalled. How this man was able to look into the face of these children and simply take their lives away is impossible to understand. I am crying for the children who survived, who will hear the screams of their classmates and the sound of gun shots in their nightmares. For the children who had to be told to “cover their faces and run” as they tried to escape and survive. For the children who may live to see another day but will forever be without their innocence. There is no rationalization. We can only mourn. As a community, as a state, as a nation. We can only try to heal. RIP to the 26 innocent people who lost their lives on this tragic day. <3
Morgan Freeman: Thank you! for putting into words just how I feel.
Morgan Freeman on the Shooting:
“You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.
It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”
I’m sorry if this bothers anyone but apparently they’re blaming Mass Effect or something for the shooter’s decision to kill children???
No what the fuck. No.
He shot children because he’s a sick twisted shit, not because of a video game.
Blaming a video game on a tragedy is like blaming the brand of fucking cereal.
“Oh man he ate Frosted Flakes that’s why he crawled into the Tiger cage at the zoo and let it loose.”
No. Fucking no. You do not twist tragedies around for your own political stance gains you piece of shit. Children died. You should be talking about fucking GUN CONTROL, not fucking video games.
Jesus shit, I am pissed.
“Do not pity the dead...pity the living, and above all, those who live without love.”—
-Dumbledore, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
You know, some people have said that it’s not really appropriate to reference Harry Potter at a moment like this, and I disagree. First, Harry Potter has already comforted thousands of people in their moments of grief and need, and there’s no reason that it should not continue to do so.
Second, and more importantly, there is power in these words in particular today, and it shouldn’t matter where they came from, it should only matter that they are true.
Today I’ve had a very hard thing saying anything at all, but it’s okay, because Rowling already said it.