well, after thoroughly getting my ass whooped by thorne (not me personally but it spoke to me) i decided to weigh in on my thoughts on the v-tech shooting. i haven't up to now because of the media shitstorm and the fact that they were having to mop up puddles of drool over so big of a story. not to be outdone- the politicians crowding into the picture for their inevitable attempts at pr control and photo ops. movin' on.
the thing that struck me the most was the sheer ineptness of the 'old guard' emergency forces and the guts and savvy of the students. these young adults kept their heads for the most part and did what they needed to do in order to survive- and the heroism. we get so jaded and think that every young adult is "narcissistic" i believe one news outlet put it- and doesn't think about the world at large- but i don't know if that is entirely accurate. for sure- people in this country in general are self centered and ego centric- i have posted on this many times. but taking a look at how these kids networked and used technology to communicate in real time- something that homeland security and apparently the virginia police don't get the concept of- was astounding.
so- if this government doesn't get its clutches into the internet and technology- these 'narcissistic' young people just might be our last best hope. sending positive thoughts and condolences out over the air waves to all of the people at virginia tech.