September 13th, 2006
|03:11 pm - College shooting|
Lookie lookie! Columbine's made it's way up north to Canada!! James you'd better be ok!
click for cbc.ca news report
When I read this statement:
"I'm only 19 and to have flashes of your life and the people that you love going by you, it should not be allowed. It was highly traumatizing"
is it bad when the first thing that pops into my mind is "Well fuck you! There's kids a hell of a lot younger than you being exposed to much more traumatic events and dying on a daily basis, quite you're whining!"? I mean yeah I feel bad for the families and victims and stuff...but then events like wars, genocides, famines, poverty-induced deaths and the like are always playing in circles in my mind so whenever I read about people over here being traumatized over a few deaths and injuries, it makes me pissed off. Almost like "so it's ok for those people to be dying in the hundreds and thousands, but omg a few deaths here that barely makes double digits and we're crying for mommy?"
[EDIT]: Wow cbc's website is right on top of the headlines, just this afternoon they've updated 4 times already on the news of this shooting. So, as of 6:41pm, 1 female died in hospital from wounds, 19 injured. Gunman was shot dead by police.
[EDIT2]: *sigh* Well, either way, there goes another nail in the coffin confirming this world's messed up, and as usual, it's always the innocent that pays the price.
As you said, people in developed nations are incredibly self-centred sometimes. Everything has to be sugar-coated and all nicey-nice for them to be able to hear it and not be offended.
Though, you do have to think about it from perhaps the point of view of someone in that situation. For them, that probably was a traumatic experience and at the time, I don't think that they were thinking about others who have experienced a worse situation. Fo the perspective of someone who's not been in a war-torn country before, they probably were scared shitless.
I guess we just have to be thankful that we in Canada haven't ahd experience such things. *nods*
Ack, gotta run, so I will finiksh this later.. if I remember what I wanted to say! ^_^ *hugs*
|Date:||September 14th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)|| |
Hi mengya I'm ok. I was on my way to Alexis-Nihon (which is adjacent to Dawson College where the shooting took place) but for some chance reason, I turned back. I found out about the shooting after. It was pretty scary; the police where blocking off everything, and we all ended up running towards buildings and were in there for a few hours. It was pretty bad that even the metro (the subway) was closed off and it left me helpless. I'm home now, and thanks for thinking of me. Love-James