Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Unmentioned Tragedy in Arizona

Too many accusations and too much partisan bickering are happening because of the horrible Arizona tragedy. The truth of the matter is that what happened in Arizona is not terrorism, it is not politics gone awry, and it is not Left versus Right. What happened in Arizona is even much more of a tragedy than anyone is really talking about. The reality is that if the shooter’s family, friends, acquaintances had been paying attention and actually cared about this man, none of this would have happened.

There is no issue that after reviewing his You Tube videos (no I will not link to them) that he is highly mentally ill, possibly in the same vein as the Unabomber. This without a doubt does not relieve him of the responsibility of his actions; there is a huge difference between being diagnosed with a mental illness and being legally mentally ill. But what it does do is call into question the actions of those surrounding the shooter. Read the rest here.

Until next time,


Elise