Kurly writes in The Florida Voices: It’s now a matter of preventing, and being ready for the next Sandy Hook
Published in The Florida Voices on 12/17/2012
“But it’s not about arming teachers or making schools into forts. It’s all about creating a culture of preparedness and responsibility.”
Yet, even if Bloomberg is right, I don’t want him or any government leader to limit
by Steven Kurlander
The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday reawakened us all to the terrible fact that we are not as safe and secure as we used to be in our homes, in our workplaces, in our shopping malls and in our schools.
Friday, we were again reminded that the U.S., in the course of becoming too free a nation over the last half century, has evolved into the amoral society envisioned in the 20th century films of Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino. Many of those films anticipated today’s graphic violence and foretold of our acceptance of such disgraceful, surreal chaos.
It’s been 12 years since 9-11, and except for increased security at airports, we Americans have continued to live our day-to-day lives within a false framework of harmless refuge, deadened to the realities to which we are all vulnerable.
It’s a bizarre culture that chooses to overlook, sanction, even glorify bloodshed and mayhem…Continue Reading | Comment or Contact Steven Kurlander
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