|"...With something other than love!"|
So, I didn't write about or even comment after the tragic events unfolded in Newtown, Ct. I said naught in regards to the backlash following President Obama's successful presidential campaign. I even sat mute when the 26 yr. old Detroit mother of 5, stabbed her 8 year old daughter to death, even though, from all appearances, the system failed the little girl, as there'd been allegations of abuse, and the department of children's services and the court system had gotten involved.
Today, my cup runneth over and spilleth down the side. I've got to say something, or burst. This morning, I hear on the news, that a 15 yr. old New Mexico teenager is in custody, for killing his entire family, - mother, father, 2 sisters, and a brother. Surely I thought, the teen's life was imperiled, the entire family had somehow ganged up on him, and it was a do or die situation, - he grabbed the rifle and shot. Right? No, totally wrong. The news quoted him as saying
He's only 15, probably some one's loved one, and I'll go out on a limb and say it,
Obviously, he is/was very troubled, possibly suffering from a mental illness. Only someone seriously deranged would 'romanticize' dying in a hail of bullets at Walmart! At the very least, he's got anger management issues. Yes, there is a catch-22. He clearly needed help. Could his parents have gotten it for him? With so few mental facilities, did help even exist where he lived? But....
He killed his family because he was frustrated with his mother???? If he'd been my son, he probably would have been in hell, and I would have been in jail. And I'd bet this wasn't the first time he raised up against his family.
My mother could have frustrated the he heck out of a blind, deaf, mute person! And had she so much as thought I'd even THINK about talking back, let alone doing her harm, I'd have been fodder for some one's lawn! Anyone else raised by NO-nonsense parents? Raise your hands and say Amen!