Monday, April 16, 2007

How 'bout them Hokies?

Hey, look, people are talking about my alma mater. Why am I not terribly surprised by today's events. Horrified? Yes. Shocked? No. It's not because Virginia Tech is necessarily the type of place I would expect someone to go on a shooting rampage-on the contrary, it's a delightful, peaceful place. But really, is there anywhere in this country where someone isn't likely to go on a shooting spree? I've just come to expect it.

Scary, yes.

5 comments:

Gary said...

A bit flippant . . . even for you.

Gary said...

A bit flippant . . . even for you.

Lisa B. said...

Yes, you're right. But it's exactly how I was feeling when I wrote it. I get really grossed out by how maudlin everyone gets when stuff like this happens ... if I have to hear the words "the healing process" one more time ...

I have since started feeling sadder and sadder about the whole thing. I remarked on someone else's blog that I'm bummed about the site of some of the best memories of my life being associated with something so awful.

If I get time later maybe I'll write a better blog post than that one ... I'm too busy to write right now.

toastie said...

Came across your blog, and I wanted to say that I had the same initial reaction after hearing about the Va. Tech shootings. Deep down, I am hardly callous when considering the brutal abrupt end of so many lives. But my initial reaction was, "Why is everyone around the country so shocked? Why must people say it's 'unthinkable' or 'unfathomable'? It's not. We like guns. We don't treat mental health problems. Why doesn't this happen more? And, besides, Iraqis live with this every day. And there are U.S. murder victims everyday. Why is a college campus in the U.S. so sacred?" Anyway...sorry to ramble...

Lisa B. said...

Thanks for rambling, toastie!