Yet “another” school shooting in Florida. 17 people died after an expelled student came back and decided to take revenge on the school. This happened yesterday, and the sad part of this (from what I noticed in reports) is that this student’s behavior seemed odd to many but was never investigated. He even posted his desires on social media. Nikolas Cruz was obviously a disturbed student who had emotional problems. Judging from the reports I heard he didn’t even try to hide what he felt. He reportedly even bragged to people about the violence he wanted to commit. Why did no one pay attention to him? The next question would be “How did he manage to stockpile the amount of guns and ammunition that he had given his disturbing background? When it comes to deranged minds and school shootings it shouldn’t be difficult to to determine their objectives. They starve for attention, which is why they often brag or boast first when it comes to what they plan to do. This young man might even have had mental issues that needed to be examined. We can’t keep continuing to dismiss or ignore people claiming to have violent tendencies, and we can’t ignore people’s social media pages either. It should be considered a “legal crime” to allude to violence on your social media page. If that had been done with this kid 17 people might still be alive today and others might have been spared injuries. I guess we will have to wait until later to find out “how” he managed to acquire so many arms. Did he do so “legally” and was a background check down on him at all? If we don’t do something now then “everyone” will be at risk. I have the feeling that the answers to this puzzle will only be the same as some of the others. This means that just as in the other cases, nothing will be done. It can stop, but only when we utilize the power we have to make that happen. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Jean Carne in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar