I Don't hate the shooters! I feel no vengence whatsoever towards them. I do not look at America and cry, 'what has become of you' because of Dylan and Eric. I don't sneer at the parents and scream, how could you let your sons do this. I would never be upset at the least because of their actions, for the actions sake. The result of their actions, not the deaths, but THE END FINAL COMPLETE RESULT, is what would bring up any problem for me, if any. So they shattered the dreams and potential of their classmates and themselves. Innocent deaths that might've had tememendous capacities. I would feel more grief over the loss of the shooters than the victims. Their minds could have been used for so much good, but they chose the "dangerous" path. tragic. life loves a tradegy. america breeds hate. The majority of the population will never begin to truley understand Eric and Dylan. I am being ignorant for thinking I myself understand their deepest thoughts. You could read their diaries, and emails, disect their website page by page, listen earnistly to every opinion anyones ever had on them and me, nor anyone esle, will still be able to say we was in their brain. no one can know the secrets that trueley lied within. we as humans are not capable of understanding them ourselves. I do not think Eric and Dylan are monsters. I do not think they were "psychotic" or "fucked up" or any of those hate induced adjectives. I think they were simply confused with waaay to much brains to feel that deeply. I am in no way glamorizing this whole incident. I DO NOT think the bombing/shooting was the "greatest idea I've ever heard". I do nOT say things for shock value. I say what I believe to be true. I try to be honest to everyone INCLUDING myself. Most people have fooled themself into thinking they have a firm grip on the presence of their own reality. But It's not always the case. I still can't bring myself to believe it all was such a huge tradegy. It is tragic that such lives were lost. It's tragic what has become of this but the incident it itself was only tragic by the means of it didn't have to happen that way. but maybe our reaction was why it did have to happen. no one dares to say this stuff. but look what's become of this. maybe it is our duty to fight back and overcome this even though it seems so overwhelming . The alcomplishment of it made right would be a trumphih well worth it. How bout raising your voice and fighting with words, so that in the future, no one has to raise a gun or a fist. Nothing good comes of hate. It's really meaningless. Hate is dangerous. It only causes a chain reaction. Banning trenchcoats, Mass Censoring of the Internet, Blaming Manson and any youth alienated from the so called "norm" isn't gonna solve anything. You're just gonna be making the same mistakes again. And It Will happen again. It's not gonna stop intill you fix it. Why can't you admit where the blame really falls and for once come up with a solution. You're to busy looking for someone else to point the finger at and give the blame other than yourself. How do you think Eliminating our civil liberties is gonna help anything. It's only going to make it worse. Do you not see this? How bout asking how you get from thinking about killing people, and who doesn't, to actually plotting it out and following through with it. consequence and reality didn't even stop eric and dylan. Shouldn't we at least ask, why? Don't you ever wonder what the fuck is wrong with people today? don't you get annoyed about the entire thing. this isn't the first time kids have killed kids. people die everyday. when you wake up and see what the effects of our society are having on people. The one-sided media will never understand the true cause. Blaming the Internet, video games, books, radical porno, or the black trench coat will only deter people from finding the real solution. Isolated incidents could maybe pershaps be blamed on individuals. But shool shootings and bomb threats are becoming the daily norm. It's a trend. It seems to be only a matter of waiting. Society sucks. The majority of America is to fucked up on their own to begin to comprehend solving the nations problems. Maybe they was right all along. Maybe we need "God's" help. We sure need something because destruction isn't so far fetched you know. We are criminated for individualtity. and everyone who's the same is the one's who really aren't! I am more affected by the after shocks than by the incident. Maybe I'm desensitized to death. It's just an inevitable thing. Maybe I'm Godless. cowardice even for clinging so desperately to a freedom that allows guns. But i'm not holding on for protection, which I very well should be, but I'm holding on for freedom, because we can never be happy intill we are completly free and what's to live for but life. Guns are not the cause. It's just another minor detail. The deranged mind will latch onto anything to make sense of things, but the mind isn't twisted by the material or object. Not Hardly. something is wrong and people are fixing it in the wrong ways and somethings gotta change or we will create our own war and dimiss. i smirk when i ask what the world is coming to, but sometime, maybe you should ask that question outloud and seriously think of an answer. the answer is destruction. it'll all be over if we don't change. Sometimes it takes something completely fucked up to jolt people into waking up to reality. But the subsequent events have done more to make me sick than happy or even morose. THE POINT of the shooting has been completely missed. I know it's sad to say that there was a point, but I'm sure there was; the kids responsible for the shooting were at once quoted as saying they were "getting revenge." I can't blame them. As pointed out, I empathize. Any person that's even slightly emotionally unstable could be pushed over the edge by the way schools are run today. I once heard : "The people vocal about their hatred are not the ones you should fear for, We have an outlet for our anger and 'suffering'. The ones who are dangerous are the "nice quiet ones". They hold their feelings inside and may realize they need to let them out at an innapropriate time and in a dangerous way." Is it so unheard of that someone can be intelligent, non-violent and GOtH!! It seems like anyone who doesn't fit "the mode" is taking the punishment for Columbine. But that's so stupid because really, what is Normal? I like my music heavy. I don't dress like a prep. I couldn't care less about politics*, although I would vocalize my opinions on censorship and discrimination. My 'rents don't go to parent teacher conferences and town bake sells. They don't buy me Brittney Spears cds. I don't shop at Sears. Do I have to get honor roll, attend football games, get drunk on the weekends, disrupt class the exact number of times to make me "kewl" but not to much of a disturbance. Do I gotta love whatever shows up on TRL on any given day. Worship the whole MTV gimmic. Follow my genre. Do I gotta keep my reading material level to what the school libary thinks is appropriate. Surf the Internet with cyber patrol. Write my relatives and sign my letters with love and draw happy faces on all my folders. No, how 'bout get a summer job at McDonalds so I can run and buy Teen and YM magazine and spurge my money like the typical american teenager. !!FUCK THE NORM!! If you have over 3 brain cells left, does that make you a threat? I'm smart but I'm not a nerd. I know the cliques. But I only label when it's a definate. You can hear me saying JOCK or NECk but you don't know my defination. I know everyone goes through shit. I know Moorefield is no different than any other town. I'm not as "OUT THERE" as everyone thinks. I Do understand how those boys felt. SInce the "tragedy" things have only gotten worse. People don't see that by their stupid actions they're only making it even more likely for that sort of thing to happen again. I just don't get it. My current opinion: Why kill your enemies? Let 'em live! Make 'em miserable. Do it legally. Do subtle things. Make their anger incriminate them. And then as they see how you rise. Laugh. * - 6.27.99 - correction - I DO care about politics ~