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Tuesday, April 17

"lockdown" is the new hotness




I’m as saddened as everybody else over the mass shooting which took place on the campus of Virginia Tech on Monday. My thought’s go out to the family and friends of the wounded and dead.

With that said I’m disturbed by all the finger pointing and blame being thrown around. I guess the new catchphrase for 2007 is “lockdown”.

The media and the talking heads will use this word until it’s sandblasted into our brains forever.

And just as in every disaster, manmade, natural or otherwise, this calamity will get ripped apart, second guessed and the blame will get thrown on people who just tried to do their best under intense situations.

Keep in mind that Virginia Tech’s main campus includes more than one-hundred buildings, twenty-six thousand acres, and an airport and over twenty-five thousand students.

How do you instantly “lockdown” what amounts to a small town?

If this was the old Soviet Union or some town over in Iran then a “lockdown” would be a simple thing. But this is America and America doesn’t “lockdown” so easily.

The police or the campus administration or even the factory that manufactured the guns didn’t make this happen. Video games, porn, bad TV, bad parenting or the price of milk didn’t make this happen.

The shooter made this happen and that’s where the blame should be placed.

"and the monkey flipped the switch"

4 Comments:

Blogger Spyder said...

Amen!

I work at a small university. I have thought about if something like that happened here. If a murder is commited on one block you don't "lockdown" houses two blocks away. Can you imaging doing that here in KC? What kind of daily manpower would be needed. I think Va Tech did the best they could do with the info that they had at THAT time. I'm very curious about the motive. Did he just flip out because the semester is coming to an end & he wasn't doing well? What kind of stress was he under? Was he the hopes & dreams of his family back in Korea? And he wasn't doing them proud? I have questions. Questions that may never get answered.

11:08 AM  
Blogger PGP said...

Dismay, anger, frustration.

At this point I just wish the vultures at the MSM would STFU about it!

11:57 AM  
Blogger emawkc said...

"The police or the campus administration or even the factory that manufactured the guns didn’t make this happen. Video games, porn, bad TV, bad parenting or the price of milk didn’t make this happen."

Sho 'nuff!

Unfortunately, in typical knee-jerk fashion, there will be myriad calls for new rules, legislation, laws etc. designed to try to protect us from ourselves.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The really sick part to me is all the press the shooter is gett'n with the video he made. I dont think that has any say at all. Im ashamed of the press NBC for letting it get out on the web let alone Yahoo and MSN.
Billy Smith xpert tree climber

12:26 AM  

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