The whole Colorado shooting thing has taken me a few days to process. Of course like many many people when I woke up to the news of the shooting my mouth hung open like a Grouper as I took all the information in about what had happened.
I was sick to my stomach and couldn’t turn away from CNN as I also flipped channels like a maniac trying to get the newest information.
So many questions I had — “Why why why” “Who would take an infant and a three year old to a movie like that” “What was a six year old doing at that kind o a movie” “Who was it” “What do you mean he said he was The Joker” “How could he order so much ammo?”
I think I made myself sick asking so many questions we will never know answers to.
Then the media and idiots like Joe Scarborough make blanket statements regarding the shooter — he says he knew it was a young white male, from an affluent neighborhood who is disconnected from society who probably has autism.
At that point I turned the TV off.
You see I know many many people who have autistic kids who are adults and who don’t go around mowing down people at a theater thinking they are The Joker. This is clearly the work of an incredibly disturbed individual who has something more going on in his head than we will probably ever know.
I have specific feelings about gun control that I am keeping to myself and refuse to engage anyone about, as they are personal to me.
We will never know why.
My heart just goes out to anyone involved in this situation, and of course to the victims, their families, and their friends.
Has our world turned into just a very dangerous place, or has it always been this way and we just know about it more because of the media.