Beyond madness

Every once in a while there comes a news that makes your blood boil and every nerve in your body tense enough to pop out. The Connecticut massacre would be one such news that would've shocked the very essence of humanity out of everyone. Such a mindless mayhem!! Butchering 1st grade kids with bullets..cha. Even to think of the incident to type is nauseating. Cruel, Maniac, cold blooded...all swear words of all the earthly languages put together can still not describe what happened. Schools are temples of knowledge and wisdom and above all discipline and this definition applies all throughout the world and supposed to be even a safe haven in case of natural disasters. Its beyond my little mind to even think of any plausible or implausible reason as to why a guy would vent his ire out on school kids. Its an impossible impossible thing for me to digest and accept. He had not just killed the 30 odd lives but destroyed those families and also the fellow students who witnessed it. It would've left an indelible mark on their psyches and god forbid if any of them take up the path shown by this guy down the line!! As the more and more information on the incident gets released, the latest one doing rounds is about the teacher, Victoria, who hid all her students in cupboards and saved every single one of them. Unfortunately, the madman took her life. He shot her to death. Just to think of the sacrifice she had done, the enormity of which is so daunting.. these people need to be worshiped. They bring respect to their professions. Because of her an entire class of students survived. If atleast one of them turns out to be a ground breaking inventor or best of all a teacher, following her footsteps, i think, no one would've ever lived a more meaningful life than her. Finally, what can you say about that madman, who not only killed the innocent kids, but also his mother and brother and in the end committed suicide!!!! I wish i could feel sorry for him, how much ever graver and whatever be the issues that might've been ailing him, what he had done is unpardonable. Him taking his own life was the least of all the punishments. Heart goes out for the parents of those poor kids. Wonder if any of them would ever be able to come out of this grief.

There are still 5 more days left for the predicted doomsday. But for the parents  and family members of those victims, it was 2 days back. There is a quote from the doomsday movie 2012. " The moment we stop fighting for each other, that's the moment we lose our humanity". For people like these madmen, it definitely doesnt apply.

Comments

Ramesh said…
Beyond madness indeed. Ask your American colleagues, why they still oppose gun control. Its beyond madness that a country would allow this to happen and still not ban the easy availability of weapons of mass destruction.
gils said…
i guess most of the reds stl swear by the 1st amendment(??) which allows any US citizen to carry a gun..one of my colleague said before the election, a hard core rep., that this country won its independence courtesy common men who carried gun and gave their lives for freedom..atha honor panrathukaaga sollitu NRA has become all powerful lobby pola..i read somewhere that kennedy murderku kooda NRA thaan karanamnu..that he wanted gun control..and thts y they killed him..like any sensational news in any country..this too wl be forgotten the moment something else comes up
RS said…
Cannot even try to imagine the agony of the children's parents.

BTW did you notice a similarity in the ages of gunmen in this, the batman movie and in virginia tech(2007)? All in their early 20s?? Maybe, that is the most aggressive age, where we don't appreciate the value of life enough???
gils said…
hmmmm...20 vayasulaye avlo kovam...ithukelam solutionay ila
Thamizhmaangani said…
Whenever I read the articles related to this atrocious incident, tears welled up in my eyes! I could totally imagine how it would have been, in the classroom! As an individual, we can't fight for them. But we can pray for them, and in that way, we may not lose our humanity
Asha said…
Impatience, anger, frustration, failure ella negativityum indha madiri gun culturea channelize ardhu.
Idhukellam antidote spiritualityum, meditation daan naan nenaikiren.


Last year, my children's school refused to close for bandh and some activists who called the bandh came to the school armed with acid bottles. The children were rushed into the school bus and sent back home, it was their PT master who pleaded with the activists & got a tight slap from the activists and escaped from the spill of the bottle.

When i heard this from my children my spine chilled.

i am wondering what must be the mental agony of those parents.


Vincy said…
Blood curdling incident. Children between the ages of 5 to 7, just cant bear to think of that incident.

The statistics that i read about death due to shooting incidents amounts to 55% in the USof A alone and all other countries put together in the world it is only 45%. So much for being the super power. The statistics also said there are 310 million people in the US and 270 million guns. staggering numbers.Funny that the US looks at controlling arms and ammunitions in every other country and is battling to control the usage of guns within its home turf.

Gun control I think is the only way. and better get it done before any more blood shed.
gils said…
@mango:

being a teacher it wud be more damaging a news for u i guess...

@asha:

//Last year, my children's school refused to close for bandh and some activists who called the bandh came to the school armed with acid bottles. The children were rushed into the school bus and sent back home, it was their PT master who pleaded with the activists & got a tight slap from the activists and escaped from the spill of the bottle./

!!!! shameless people..Ramana la vara Gabtun mathiri schooluku oruthar thevaipadraanga...but really shocking news..cant imagine how far these morons wl go!!!
gils said…
@vincy:

//The statistics that i read about death due to shooting incidents amounts to 55% in the USof A alone and all other countries put together in the world it is only 45%. So much for being the super power. The statistics also said there are 310 million people in the US and 270 million guns//

avvvvvvvvvvv...pulli vevaram thararthula gabtunaiye beat panniteenga...mokkais apart..this country is run by gun...and inga vikka mudiatha itemsa they sell abroad and when that comes back to bite them they cry foul...ithey kathai thaana pala decadesa oduthu

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