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The Dark Night of the Dark Knight

Friday, July 20, 2012

I am sickened and saddened by today’s events in Colorado. Lord help a nation that produces affluent, intelligent young people who think it’s their God-given right to take out their disappointments and frustrations on innocent victims who have never done them any harm, and Lord help the victims, their families, and all of those who have suffered collateral damage as a result of the actions of this psychopath. Youngsters today grow up immersed in violence, from the television programs they watch to the movies they see to the video games they play—and just as doctors and nurses and rescue workers become hardened to the sight of blood and suffering, because they have to, seeing it day after day, so kids who see acts of vindictive and wanton cruelty everywhere they turn are desensitized to the horror of such events. The ten-year old girl who escaped an abductor this week did so by imitating something she’d seen on _Law & Order: Special Victims Unit_--a show I find too disturbing to watch at bedtime, though I am several times her senior. There was a 6-year old and an infant in that theatre at midnight last night—and heaven only knows how many tweens and teens. Please, parents, think twice and three and four times before you allow your impressionable youngsters to become immune to man’s cruelty to man. Haven’t we lost enough people to senseless, stupid, selfish violence in this country, and this world?
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    I just saw what was visible of the court proceeding. He's had his 15 minutes in the spotlight, and I hope for all of our sakes that the media has the good sense not to give his bad acting another nanosecond. Poor darling--after that terrible, terrible thing he experienced, he tried so hard to look pathetic--bewildered--drugged--inco
    mpetent . . . but he seems to forget that he had the mental competence to plan this massacre for four months, to rig an entire apartment to kill even more people, and to arm himself not only with the weapons to commit his crime, but to shield his own body from retaliation by law enforcement. His demeanor was sickening . . . physically. I guess murdering innocents and maiming many more wasn't the high this neuroscientist thought it would be. Aside from his victims and those who are suffering because of what he did to them, the only one I feel sorry for is the public defender who will have try to stomach this demon long enough to make a legal case for him.
    3102 days ago
    So sad. I just can't imagine the workings of his mind.
    3102 days ago
    I agree....I am sickened also!
    3105 days ago
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