Originally Posted by bobabode
For once I'm sitting here without a clue as to what music I want to listen to.
The killing and wounding of so many people in Aurora has me stunned and deeply saddened. There are just no easy, trite explanations of how or why these things happen.
I'm with DJ on the sentiment that people have grown insensenate to violence in this world, whether from the videogame culture or the simple lack of empathy for our fellow humans here on this little blue marble rolling around in space.
This type of horror knows no national boundaries or political system but damned if I know how it can be fixed.
We must try, I just don't know where to start.
Putting correspondents in bed with the troops has put the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in our living rooms, usually in glorious technicolor. We se it all the time but no sacrifice has been asked, there is no draft so most families have no one in those theatres of war. No raised taxes to pay for it all.
I was reading in Newseek or Time that the suicide rate among the returning vets, or even ones still in the war is one a day. If that had occured during and after WW II there would have been a pulic outcry. The same way with warriors serving in those two theatres have their homes foreclosed, probably National Guardsmen now on military salaries. How in hell can this happen?
Bob I don't have the answer either, we donate what we can but it is really a nation's responsibility and should be funded by all taxpayers. As well a returning vet, psychologicaly harmed by the horror over there needs more than some armchair general telling him to "suck it up".