Not so here.
Now the next part begins. As investigators uncover truths, and media coverage grows, a lot of things will be said. It may become political fodder for politicians to use to push their own agendas. People will be angry and want answers. Sadly, for all the noise, sometimes there isn't an answer. Maybe this young man needed love. Maybe he had felt rejected and outcast for so long that he became the monster he felt he was. I in no way will seek to justify this person, we are all responsible for our choices no matter our circumstances. But when I look into the face of children, I wonder where thoughts like that begin. I don't believe that a child was ever born with the intent to kill. I am afraid that in all of this, the real issue will be missed. Who is helping our children?
I think that if our nation wants to stop the violence, they need to look at the children. We can try to take away weapons and setup new ways to screen people and watch every move we make to try to stop the next crime, but evil always finds a way. The motive is the problem. So many people that carry so much childhood pain and rejection. This is turned into a little ball of hate and rage that they foster deep inside. This little rock of pain than grows and festers inside is made manifest by the monster we see on the outside. Let's try reaching out to o
the children of our communties. The hurt, the rejected and the lost. School programs and community outreach programs should be embraced and given every tool possible to help reach these children before it's too late. Each of us should consider this when we look in the faces of the undesirable child. Who loves that child? The one that is dirty and uncomely. Do we reach our hand out to them or recoil in a quiet repulsion?
I don't have the answers, and violence will never go away completely. However, I feel that if we want to make a change to help stop things like this from happening, reaching out to our community children is a great way to start. It's been stated in the Bible and even in music. The children are the future. No matter what, united we stand!