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    firearms that are the demons, but the way we mythologize them and the ones who run amuck with them.  We celebretize the evil-doer and ignore the victims. Our hearts are in the wrong place, and our minds follow our hearts, whether we admit it or not.

    When we turn these mass murderers into cult heroes, their belongings become much-sought-after relics. When they are paraded before us in the media for months so that we learn, whether we will or no, all the details of their lives, we teach the unloved and lonely that the way to America's heart is through horrific death.

    We need to eulogize the victims, turn them into heroes felled by evil villains, and shower the families with love and care.  The names of the killers must be stricken from the media, never mentioned outside of official documents, where they must be named.

    And we need to pay attention to our family, our friends, our classmates and co-workers, and reach out to them if they are troubled.  

    It is our business to care for those around us.

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    by Noddy on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:20:08 AM PST

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