I’m sure I’m not the only person who can’t watch the news about the slaughter of so many little ones in Connecticut. We see news reporters and anchors in the midst of tragedy after tragedy trying to explain what has happened here and there, but there are no words for this type of unimaginable slaughter and the resulting mind-shock and pain in our chests.
I have not written about what happened but I was prompted to do so this morning. Why? I don’t know. I’m not interested in the young man’s motive for killing all those people, especially the little ones who were only excited to be a big kid now, to get to go to school. How could anyone do this? There is no explanation.
Did some of the adults manage to get off a prayer to God like, ‘Take me to heaven, Lord,’ before they were killed? I wonder if the children even understood what was happening. Were they learning colors or shapes or letters? Were they coloring or using those first scissors with the rounded tips? Did they have time to scream?
But many men throughout history have taken many children’s lives, haven’t they? And many parents have had to just take it, knowing they were or are powerless to change the sickness that drives these murderers. I don’t know if the kid shot the people at that school with automatic weapons, but they do seem to be the weapon of choice in our times. I WANT TO KNOW WHY MULTIPLE WEAPONS AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS ARE STILL FOR SALE IN AMERICA. And I don’t want to hear one word about ‘the right to bear arms’ from one Conservative representative. You think your homes and schools are safe for your children and maybe they are—aren’t you blessed? But most American’s homes and schools are NOT safe from madmen with multiple or automatic weapons. Do you care, even a flicker? And please don’t stand on the steps of any government building, in front of cameras of course, belittling the situation with ‘pious’ words.
I ALSO WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE CAN’T GET AFFORDABLE OR ENOUGH MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA. We can all see that some people need HELP, but that help could affect the bottom line, couldn’t it? Why, it could reduce profits by half a percent! Maybe more! God forbid anyone’s net worth should be impinged on.
And, yes Lord, I know I am angry. I add my prayers to the millions of prayers coming your way. Please wrap those little ones in your loving arms and be with their parents and the people of that Connecticut town who must endure the untold pain of this type of loss.