As i woke up this morning, i woke up to the deadly news of the Newtown massacre in the US.
Using three guns, Adam Lanza, age 20, killed twenty Kindergarten children, six adults and himself at Sandy hook Elementary school in Connecticut.
The shooting appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, according to AP.
Reacting to the senseless and bone chilling shooting, a tearful President Obama said:
``As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.''
So what made Adam Lanza so mad that he forgot reason, goodness and every other sensible thing, and ALL he could think of was giving DEATH to innocent people. His madness fueled by anger would not even spare the twenty innocent kids?
It is incidents like these which make us wonder, where we have gone wrong as a family, as a neighborhood, as a society, as a nation, and as a world.
Such incidents dont just happen. They have been simmering and brewing in the killer's mind.
There is perhaps only one remedy for such rage. Care. Love. Afffection. Empathy. Hug.
But it too late. Gone is Adam. And gone are those innocent 26 people massacred.
A blot on 2012, just as it was on the verge of ending.
If we could learn from such incidents..... I for one am very keen to folllow the investigation of this heinous act.
Let this be a lesson for all of us as we enter 2013. Let us not bee unfair, to anyone. let us not hesitate from showing a little care, a little love, a little empathy. let us endeavor NEVER to allow rage to overcome all sense of reason and logic.
We grieve for your Newtown. For your broken hearts.