questioning parents during times of tragedy

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questioning parents during times of tragedy
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Mon, 07-23-2012 - 6:44pm

Sorry, I have to just go on a little bit of a rant here.

I'm sure by now everyone has heard about the tragedy that befell Aurora, Colorado at the movie theatre. Sad, sickening, revolting. Yet you know what I keep reading online? People questioning the judgement of the parents for taking little kids and babies to a late showing movie. Really?

I was incensed that people would look at this tragedy and begin pointing fingers at anyone but the shooter. What good does it do to question the parenting practices of those in the theater – the victims? It is akin to wondering why a rape victim was dressed scantily at a bar. It is disgusting.

There are people out there who abuse, neglect, and torture children. We're really taking THIS time of tragedy to pass judgement on something so benign? Really?? Like this couldn't have happened just as easily during the day?

How about the millions of other questions we should be asking? About gun control, security in public places, mental health evaluations, etc?

This just makes me very angry. I feel HEARTBROKEN for anyone who lost someone there, regardless of age. It's tragedies like this that makes me wish I hadn't brought kids into this messed up world to begin with!

Awhile back, I posted an article about a local, teenaged girl who was killed by her ex boyfriend. Her father is someone I've known for a long time. Basically, they had sex under a local bridge and that's when he killed her. His reasoning was because "she was doing drugs and I didn't like the changes in her". There have been comments in the local paper along the lines of "where were this girl's parents? She was doing drugs and having sex under bridges?" And let me tell you....she had wonderful, loving, parents who simply adored her. She was a bit wild, perhaps, but it's nothing that her parents did wrong.

Man, things like this just make me so damn angry!

Angie

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Registered: 08-27-2001
Also interesting is the guns don't kill people, people do. If the guy came in with a box cutter like the terrorist on Flight 93, maybe they could've taken him. But he was armed and protected like a SWAT team member would be. Legally.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Re: questioning parents during times of tragedy
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:32am
MIL told me once that you should run a loud vaccuum in front of your sleeping infant and if she sleeps through it she can sleep through anything.. Lol, That was her own old wives tale.

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Re: questioning parents during times of tragedy
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:28am
Wow, Just looked at that article, What a creep! They should have acted like the men on flight 93 and took him down? What's especially sad about this story is that it is in the same area/state as Columbine, My bet is they courageously remembered that drill and flew to the floors like they learned.

 

 

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