In the wake of yet another preventable mass murder, it still baffles me how cheap school administrators and others responsible for the security of their employees and students are. Of course, the murderers themselves are the most to blame, even if they’re insane. However, understanding that there are homicidal insane people roaming the Earth, one would imagine that anyone responsible for any kind of large gathering would account for this fact of life.
I’ve read the same excuses countless times.
“We don’t want to traumatize the children…”
Seeing one’s best friend’s brains splattered across the floor would be less traumatic than disaster preparedness and the sight of a few security guards?
“We didn’t think anyone would do such a thing…”
…even though you’ve seen that some people will do such things?
“We had other priorities.”
Close to honesty, but we know what you’re really saying is that you didn’t want to spend the money handling real dangers. In order to justify your salary, you need to make assaults out of tantrums and dealers out of stoners.
I personally am getting tired of reading excuses.
As to the Umpqua Community College shooter’s motivation, if it wasn’t psychiatric drugs or a false flag to promote gun control, I’m betting that he blames Christianity for the evils of humanity. He didn’t get that some humans are evil, and most humans will do evil to further their interests, and religion is just an excuse some people use. It could be any ideology. Pick one.
The irony is that his beliefs led him to do evil. So on his headstone, if anything, should be, “Here lies a stupid hypocrite.”