I didn’t go to campus for my usually scheduled writing day — I feel like I’m fighting something off, so I decided to take it easy at home. Still feel Blah.
Made the mistake of turning on the television during lunch. As I expected, we’ve entered the 24-7 TragiPorn news cycle: Virginia Tech everywhere you look. Every media whore has rushed to the site before the bodies got cold, and the talking heads are in full effect: Right-wing Nutjobs harrumphing about how none of this would have happened if the students were allowed to carry guns on campus, ’cause they would’ve returned fire and ended the rampage……Other Right-wing Nutjobs asking ominous questions about the shooters immigration status…or political views…or general Non-White-Middle-Class-ness. Left-wing nutjobs pontificating about banning all guns, and how violent video games, movies and music are to blame.
Less than a full day later– the soap boxes are stacked on the bodies, and the ghouls are televising it all.
Christ on a fucking cracker. This is our culture.