It’s pretty straightforward as to where the blame goes, right? The people who chose to pull the triggers, right? They’re to blame.
Or is it the fact that the US is a nation that has a different relationship to firearms than other nations? Maybe it’s policy to blame, or the constitution? Or culture, itself. It’s the system that’s to blame.
Well… now that I’m thinking about it, if there were no firearms at all, there would be no mass killings, right? It’s the gun manufacturers, right? They’re to... blame?
Complex problems have complex causality… and thus, will have complex solutions.
Right about here I should be writing some pithy bit of badgery-wisdom or some such thing… but I’m getting nothing, really.
I guess if our minds are spending all their “clever points” looking backwards and figuring out where the blame goes, it’ll be pretty hard to focus forward to see what can be done differently in the future (... and even that seems paltry in light of the sadness of the last 24 hours).
Shucks… I don’t know, y’all.
It takes focus and determination to get through the seemingly impossible. If you don’t believe me, read about the life of Nelson Mandela.
These mass killings are the results of some deeper disease…
… and if we focus too much on eradicating the illness, we forget the very real pain and suffering it’s host is going through.
Focus, then, on what’s most sacred.
(See y’all tomorrow)