Georgia Girl

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I'm kinda disgusted by this...

So I have an aol email account and check it every day. They have all sorts of thought-provoking news stories, and todays headline disturbed me. A lot. So apparently some young guy went into a mall and killed 8 people before he shot himself. And aol put, as a subtitle, "Note left says 'Now I'll be famous.'" And aol is posting that ALL over the internet. So basically, aol is enabling this killer to become famous.

I don't know anything about the situation because I made the moral dicision not to read about some poor, miguided, deranged, in-need-of-great-mental-help guy who decided to kill people to become famous. I mean, shit, it's the same story, just a different day and a different crazy person and different victims. I'm not gonna sit here and pretend that I know what it feels like to be so depressed that I want to kill people so I'll be noticed because, thankfully, I don't. I am gonna sit here and wonder why we're so intrigued by these stories that we read about them and listen to beauty-queen-like newscasters replay the same story over and over. Why does it seem like young people have gone from being respectful and getting into petty police trouble to reinacting violent movies and video games? I'm not saying that ALL folks my age are terrible, mean, violent, crazy people. And I'm not saying that ALL folks my age 50 years ago were nice, sweet people. It just seems like, proportionally, people are getting crazier and crazier. What's the dill-io?

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