As always, Davey D says it way better than I could. Check out this article and part I as he breaks down all things wrong with the Newtown school shootings, the culture of violence and the way the media tries to sell it to the public.
Originally posted on Davey D's Hip Hop Corner:
Sandy Hook Massacre is not Isolated It’s Part of Something that’s Systemic
Part of the challenge before us is to move this of this national conversation away from seeing these acts of violence as isolated, out of the ordinary occurrences and see them as systemic. This is not comfortable for many to do. The reason being is that when you look at mass shootings from a systemic level it calls into question our actions or lack of actions. It calls into account our own complicity in furthering this culture of violence. It brings forth our own contradictions. This includes the types of conversations and steps we take to ensure peace vs cheering on and fantasizing about violent responses to complex problems. Far too many of us say we want peace and we want our children to live in peace , but our actions say otherwise. We applaud violence. We accept violence.. We enable violence in many aspects of our lives and on many levels. From the music we listen to, to what we watch on TV to what sort of laws we allow to pass on or not pass on our watch…
Its gotten to a point where talking about love is something seen a perverse, out of pocket and even unnatural. That in itself is crazy, because so many of us profess we are God fearing and church loving, but you wouldn’t know that in the ways we embrace this culture of violence.