Today 12 people died, their crime? They went to a midnight showing of Batman.
ABC Brian Ross couldn’t help himself. He was almost gleeful when he could tell George Stephanopolis that James Holmes was a member of a Colorado Tea Party organization. Of course it was the wrong Jim Holmes. Mr Homes was a 50 something ex law enforcement officer. The shooter is a 24 year old ex-PhD student from San Diego, but that didn’t fit the narrative.
The shooter who by all intents and purposes is a loon told the police that he’s the Joker. He booby trapped his apartment with incendiary and chemical traps. He is a certifiable lunatic. How would those on the left feel if someone on one of the daily morning shows had come out and said that this guy, James Holmes was a member of the Sierra Club or Greenpeace or Acorn and inferred that because he was a member of that organization everyone in the organization was suspect? Where were the calls not to rush to judgement as we saw in the Ft. Hood shooting?
Why do we even have to go there? What earthly use can there be, to speculate on why someone would perform such a heinous act? Why is it necessary for us to assign blame before the blood is even dry? Why can we not wait until we know the facts before making a statement of condemnation ?
Because we are lazy, we are impatient and most of all we are arrogant. We know what is in someone’s mind before they even think it. We know what a group of people will do because that is what they always do. Unfortunately for all of us, there are so many people who reinforce stereotypes, that it is increasingly hard to keep an objective view.
In the end though, stupid is still stupid, evil is still evil and tragedy is still tragedy.
12 people died today and there were many who never even paused before they began pointing fingers. We should be ashamed.
Sorry one quick word. A video on Fox asked “Where was God?” during the tragedy. Where was He? The same place He always is. We walked away from Him, He hasn’t gone anywhere. Amazing isn’t it that when things are good God’s not important. He can be tossed out of schools and city halls, atheist groups chastise government employees for admitting that they pray for rain (or anything else they might need) but let there be a tragedy and God had better show up or we want to know “where he was.” We are amazing. Our hubris knows no bounds.