It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

19 April 2007

Don't Glorify the Psycho

Just when you thought it was safe, another psychopath decides to take out his road rage, and pent up hostility, sexual frustration, etc on a bunch of innocent people. Of course all the warning signs were ignored, as usual. Dummy humans didn't learn anything from Columbine I guess, so all those deaths were in vain. Good job everybody.

There are accounts of heroism and bravery that are emerging. Humans sacrificing themselves to save their friends and colleagues; a testimonial to the true brilliance of the human spirit. On the other side of the coin; when it is found out who amongst the authorities ignored the warnings (in my opinion they are accomplices of this crime), they should be sued by the families for negligence. Maybe then, when someone like this comes along again (and they will if history has proven anything), it will be less likely to be dismissed.

I also think the news agencies need to stop publishing the pictures of this guy (I won't mention his name as fame was part of his goal. I won't be complicit to another man's psychosis). But of course this is the crap that sells. So go ahead NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, FAUX News, et al. Cash in on the death and misery. It's what you do best after all.

My deepest and sincerest condolences to the families, and friends of the slain, as well as the entire Virgina Tech community. Words will not heal you, or bring back your loved ones. But the nation grieves with you, honors your heroism, and prays this never comes to pass again.

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