Saturday, October 13, 2007

The tragedy continues

First, there was the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, when Islamic terrorists tragically hijacked four jetliners and, tragically, flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, tragically murdering thousands of people.

Then came the tragedy of the Virginia Tech shootings, where Seung-Hui Cho tragically murdered 32 people and wounded 17 more, before tragically killing himself.

The latest tragedy is a school shooting in Cleveland, Ohio. Student Asa Coon tragically shot four people before, in the height of tragedy, turning the gun on himself. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's headline on October 13th, Coon's death was "tragic." I have captured the online image of the front page, because the article with the headline wasn't available online.


It's a sad, but by this time predictable, fact of our society that we can't recognize violent crime as the deliberate act of an evil person. Since man is basically good, evil does not exist, and all people are equal, murder is just another random occurrence that befalls us unexpectedly like a hurricane or earthquake.

The only tragedy here is how deeply liberalism has permeated our society. Hopefully, in 100 years, we will be using the word tragedy to describe not murder, but our current inability to understand and combat evil.

5 comments:

Terry Morris said...

Hermes, good post. It reminds me of the discussion over at Gates of Vienna on Fjordman's excellent article The age of white Masochism.

Note how Conservative Swede in the comments section is unrelenting in pointing to "the all-encompassing left," as, well, all-encompassing.

-Terry

Mark Richardson said...

I still can't get over the fact that they gave Seung-Hui Cho a memorial alongside those he murdered.

SPQR said...

A tragedy connected to 9-11 is the lighting of the Empire State Building green to comemorate the end of Ramadan. The story hasn't made many headlines so I've attached a link. I took a picture of it from my roof tonight to remember this night of infamy. It defines the term adding insult to injury. The symbolism is huge.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071010191023.zonyv389&show_article=1

warhammergold123 said...

Are you aware of why you always lack of wow gold? You don't have enough time to do the wow power leveling for your wow account? I see. I see, all of us can understand the world of warcraft gold is the hot topic in our mmogames realm. And how the get the cheap wow gold, there are so many WoW Gold tips to help how to do WoW Power Leveling. and there also have some online shop like gamevive(http://www.gamevive.com) sell the wow gold, Darkfall gold, Darkfall gold, and warhammer gold. and they also have Darkfall cd key, Darkfall cd key, Darkfall power leveling, Darkfall power leveling and warhammer power leveling service.
By the way, do you like to buy jordan shoes online? i think the answer is if you are nike shoes and basketball shoes collection fan. Then what about tiffany? I think ladies should know that hua!

warhammergold123 said...

Are you aware of why you always lack of wow gold? You don't have enough time to do the wow power leveling for your wow account? I see. I see, all of us can understand the world of warcraft gold is the hot topic in our mmogames realm. And how the get the cheap wow gold, there are so many WoW Gold tips to help how to do WoW Power Leveling. and there also have some online shop like gamevive(http://www.gamevive.com) sell the wow gold, Darkfall gold, Darkfall gold, and warhammer gold. and they also have Darkfall cd key, Darkfall cd key, Darkfall power leveling, Darkfall power leveling and warhammer power leveling service.
By the way, do you like to buy jordan shoes online? i think the answer is if you are nike shoes and basketball shoes collection fan. Then what about tiffany? I think ladies should know that hua!