Sunday, April 29, 2007

Grief? Respect? Nausea

Some bloggers and others, all over the world feel we bloggers should keep our mouth shut on the thirtieth of April in grief and respect for those killed at Virginia Tech.

This happens every time something like this and similar transpires. People are elevating themselves as chief mourners to increase their own importance and anyone not following their clue is usually chastised for it. It just hypocrisy all of it, and the chief mourners grow angry because they are exposed as the hypocrites they are.

Do a single one of them know any of those killed? Do they feel grief? Do they have any reason to express grief over the death of complete strangers? I wonder what those who were shot did to deserve the world’s respect. Is it because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time? Is there another, indefinable reason?

This happens every time, and very few make any real attempt at understanding what happened and why it happened.

One can ascertain that grief and respect is a very selective thing these days. Why pick this particular case? Is it to protest against the United States’ arms policy? Are the arms to blame? Isn’t it possible, isn’t there a slight, slight possibility that there is a far more probable reason why people are dying like flies in the present day world?

Anyway, this, to quote Hannibal Lecter is incidental, a distraction to hide the deeper, true reason. Events like this will always happen in a world where both individuals and society as a whole are treating people like garbage. And I just have to express my deepest joy over the fact that they are happening, that the wild beast isn’t dead in us, that it is very much alive. Introduce the most rigid attempts at control over human life. There are those that will fold easily. The sheep will always do that. While others will grow enraged, like everybody should. I, for one see the murderer as the victim, at least as much as those he killed.

I didn’t know the dead. Very few did. Did one or more of them harass the murderer beyond the point of any return? Some of them certainly did. I am not saying any of them deserve to die. No one do. But that the murderer was provoked, and provoked to a degree sending him over the edge through days, weeks, months and years of harassment is an undeniable fact. How much can a human being take, before it says enough? This is what the blogs should discuss, before, during and after April 30.

Soldiers kill, in Iraq, in Afghanistan and everywhere, really. NATO troops, butchers kill indiscriminately and people in the member states beat their chests in pride. It is quite sickening or rather beyond sickening. Soldiers become heroes for killing children and older people. Individuals, «freelancers» killing in justified rage are typically condemned.

A massive amount of speeches are held, as usual, about what excellent students and human beings the dead were. A few of them was CLEARLY not that. That doesn’t mean they deserved to die, but people shouldn’t stand on a dais (or write a lot of crap in a blog) and praise people that fuck so much with a human being that he or she go totally bananas.

It is hypocrisy all of it, all the crap. If this is an example of bloggers (some has given this as one of the reasons for the suggested silence) dignity and reflection I won’t have anything to do with it.

I will blog like hell on the thirtieth, and I will keep seeking alternative and unofficial explanations in a world where the official and mainstream stink like months old horse dung, and I hope others will do the same. That is what I would like people to do. That is what I ask of them.

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