Things I HATE Today:
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5. Untreated Mental Illness
6. Kids scarred for life, or, worse, left for dead
7. Smartphone Push Notifications
8. Anyone who finds ANY of this, REMOTELY, humorous
Heal the brokenhearted, and bind up their wounds.
Like most people I know, I've been speechless all day!! Of course I've had to work... that's my job. However, I have not been able to focus on anything but Sandy Hook E.S. I had to do something to remain engaged in the horror of today's massacre, so I am investigating, and I write.
At about 9:35 AM--- a man, twenty-four years old, reportedly entered a Connecticut elementary school and changed nearly thirty families' lives. And that is only the initial body count. The murderer, evidently, simply entered and began firing. Prior to that, it is suspected that, he also killed his mother. She was a teacher at the school, and has been found shot dead.
At this hour, conflicting information is emerging, and will continue to until the investigation is completed.
It has been reported, initially, that the shooter entered his mother's classroom, killed her, and opened fire on children in her class. It has also been reported that the evident killer's brother, Adam, has been found dead in a residential area in Hoboken, New Jersey. Still another rumor is that Adam is the real shooter. That The shooter's girlfriend and another person are missing in New Jersey. It will all come out in the wash.
This tiny town now has to process a guileless massacre of innocents at the hands of, what can only be called a "madman". Evidently, he had an accomplice.
The rage that cooks within every cell of my body is burning me from the inside out!
I feel NO empathy for this man, or any of his ilk. I would not, at all, be surprised to learn that the coward took his own life, in fear of the consequences! If I were there, given the opportunity, I'd ask you to guess the places where I'D place a firearm in his body before pulling the trigger, and ending him.
I SOOO wish that he could have been taken alive, though! So that he could receive the help he clearly, so desperately, needed. Also, that he could rot in his cell until his final breath, to come to grips with his actions.
The "Consoler" (and Dad)-in-Chief's Emotional Statement
When did the disconnect between Ryan Lanza's mind, and his heart disintegrate?
When does a person, only young, and at the start of his life, lose all hope?
The "why" really doesn't matter at this second. What matters is the destruction of families, in the midst of purchasing Christmas presents, wishes and rewards for the children who have now, ceased to exist.
These surviving children, and adults, are now scarred for life by the affects of living through this mass murder. In an instant, nearly thirty families--- at this moment--- were destroyed, forever. Their pain will never, ever, be healed.
The innocence of these kids, is tainted--- perhaps beyond all possibility of repair.
In a perfect world, my God tells me that I am supposed to forgive. I cannot forgive. I refuse to forgive! I will, however, pray! I pray for all the souls of the most pure souls... I pray for the spirits of the children who may have ended up curing cancer, or AIDS, or Cerebral Palsy... The future politicians and activists--- the ambassadors and the presidents, whose chance to dream has been ripped from their lifeless flesh as they lay on scene and died.
I will pray, too, for the shooter, and his insane, heartless, bitter and ruthless soul.
I will pray that his soul, if it can be so called... will rot away in purgatory for ten thousand lifetimes. Today, he reminded me of what a shitty world in which we live. He reminded me that we need to do more for our young people.
Today, this, poor, embattled fecker makes me wish I was in Connecticut, to hold a hand, sing a song of comfort, say a prayer, or give a hug.
Today, that "person" makes me want to vomit!
The world stands with, and mourns with, you Connecticut. And with you Sandy Hook families. ---With you, Governor Dannel Malloy... and with all of you, heaven's newest angels! You are not alone!
The President is preparing to address the nation in a minute. He has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff. In his words, I pray to find the strength to purge my anger.
An official has just been reported to have announced: "If you have not been reunited with your child--- it's over..."I am not strong enough to withhold my tears of disbelief and agony for another second.
Why? Dear God.
"We are heartbroken today... and in the words of scripture: Heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds." - President Obama