Thursday, February 18, 2010
When mentally ill people commit murders most politicians do NOT suggest a similarity to those who voted them in.
On the events in Austin themselves: I agree with Amanda that the letter the man left behind seems to reflect a mash of various political opinions, some from the left and some from the right. I doubt they had much to do with the rampage itself. If it was linked to any rational cause it would have to be the described problems with the IRS.
I'm pretty furious at the media coverage of this event. And for Scott Brown to suggest that this event is somehow representative of how people feel, in general! Or that the government should start responding to rampages like this by changing its policies! What message does that suggest to you? Pretty nearly the one this mentally ill person left behind, about violence being the answer.
Let's spell it out v-e-r-y c-l-e-a-r-l-y: Murder-suicides are horrible disgusting murders, the ultimate violations of another person's integrity. The proper reaction should be a focus on those who suffered from this man's acts.