Some thoughts on the aftermath of the Colorado shooting.

I went to go see The Dark Knight Rises today and I was somewhat torn about that decision. In the light of recent sickening tragedies from Aurora, Colorado, where 12 people were killed just attempting to watch the movie and have a nice time, I didn't know if it was exactly proper etiquette. When you read news stories such as this, your stomach just literally drops in your chest. It's heartbreaking; it's inhumane. It's the worst in people, truly. I can't even imagine what those poor souls went through or now, what they are either still going through or what their friends and family are left to now sort through.

It's just so needless; that's what it boils down to. It's devastating to the victims most especially, but also anyone who enjoys film, anyone who worked on the film- hell, anyone with some semblance of a conscious.

Anyway, I saw the film and while I certainly did appreciate it, there's a shadow of grief that hangs over it now. And that's so unfortunate. Regardless, this man who carried out these actions was obviously sick in the head. Unbelievably sick. Please don't let one straight-up psycho ruin life this...that's just letting the wrong people win. Please don't let them.

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends, families and victim themselves of that massacre that night. If you are interested in pursuing ways to lend a hand, here:  http://www.upworthy.com/how-you-can-help-victims-of-the-aurora-colo-shooting

One day, I hope we never have to wake up to these kind of headlines. Ever.

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  1. I was so surprised when I read the bio on the shooter,
    a star Ph.D student in Neurology.
    The papers even called him a brilliant scientist...so few answers.

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    1. I honestly don't want to pay any attention to him and I haven't....I've shunned most news coverage about him. I rather read about the victims; the media always fixtates on the killer and it's sickening.

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    2. That is certain, they do focus on the killers way more than the victims.....but it is also in an attempt to learn why these tragedies happen, what were the causes and reasons that created them, so we know how to prevent them in the future.

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    3. eh, I don't think that's really true Al. no offense.

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    4. Well, I admit there are other motives..like media attention and such, but there is no way it's just a one-sided point.

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    5. I think to an extent it's true, but I feel if their intentions were more noble, there'd be ample proof to that....70 percent of it just seems sensationalistic.

      I did read he's getting death threats in prison! damn

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