“A rational citizen, using whatever diminished faculties are left to her after a lifetime of governmental, cultural, and religious manipulation, will process the Virginia Tech event the same way she processes the news of any senseless butchery perpetrated by crazy men: with ever-deepening angst. These orating gasbags, with their inane “moments of silence” and paternalistic “days of mourning” whipped up special for the TV cameras, are themselves crazy men. Displaying the disingenuous maggotry that passes these days for statesmanship, they’ll hitch their political wagons to any convenient spontaneous tragedy for an opportunity to convince a global audience that, despite their sponsorship of other, more distant, more invisible, or more devastating calamities, they are in fact capable of humanity.”
Besrek-os, Twisty, IBTP, April 20, 2007
I’m pretty sure we’re all mouning Virgina Tech on some level and don’t need a special day set aside for it. I’m lucky Twisty is saying it for me.
Fuck, I wish I had something insightful to say about Virgina Tech, but I don’t. I don’t even have any thoughts on what could have been different; it seems like one of those nightmares where you know everything is going to happen the way it happens, and you can’t wake up from it.