Too much violence to deal with on a day to remember murder at Virginia Tech

Treatment of the wounded at the Boston Marathon on Monday (AP Photo)
Treatment of the wounded at the Boston Marathon on Monday (AP Photo)
An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

This was supposed to be a day to remember those who died senselessly and tragically at Virginia Tech six years ago.

But today, April 16, 2013, is occupied by more.  Besides the need to remember the32 students and faculty killed by a Tech senior before taking his own life, we must also take time to remember the three killed and hundreds injured — many critically — by the two bombs at the Boston Marathon Monday and the two wounded by the young student and gunman at the New River Community College facility at the Mall in Christiansburg last Friday.

What the hell is happening in this country?

It is still too early to know if the bombings in Boston come from an international terrorist or a home grown malcontent.  It could be either and that fact alone should leave many Americans wondering about the state of the nation today.

We haven’t had time yet to recover from the tragic shooting of elementary students in Newtown, Connecticut or the rash of violence that brings death to so many on a daily basis in our country.

What happened in Boston on Monday is being called a terrorist act by many but what kind of terrorism?  Before 9/11, the terrorist act that killed the most people in America was the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City by an American with a grudge against the government.  Timothy McVeigh wasn’t a Middle East fanatic but his hate was just as anti-American and deadly as one.

Today, we see hate emanating not only from across the oceans but right here at home.  Strong, revolutionary rhetoric can be found daily on Facebook and on forums throughout the Internet.

As we mourn those who died at Virginia Tech in 2007, in Boston Monday and wish for the recovery for those shot at New River Valley Mall on Friday, let’s also take a minute to remember that hate against our society can be found here at home.

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2 thoughts on “Too much violence to deal with on a day to remember murder at Virginia Tech”

  1. Comparing Virginia Tech to Boston is like comparing a Ford Pinto to a Hummer.

    Virginia Tech occurred because a gunman let loose in what the government declared a “Gun-Free Zone.” Had any of those students been allowed to return fire, people would still be alive.

    Boston looks like payback for a long-running American crusade. For too many years the US military has been killing people in Muslim nations. Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen — you name it. Now the chickens have come home to roost and the ruling class doesn’t like it. I wouldn’t be surprised if Boston was a false flag event designed to pave the way for a military dictatorship on American soil.

    Also, it must be by coincidence that you bring up the Oklahoma City bombing. That incident occurred on the second anniversary of an event just as sinister — the US government massacre at Waco.

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