"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"