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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

April Is The Cruelist Month

Why April?
What causes the madness?

• Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated April 4, 1968
• The seige of the Branch Davidians in Waco and the Oklahoma City Bombing - April 19th
• Columbine (and Adolf Hitler's Birthday) - April 20th
• And, lest our European critics feel compelled to start hurling "kill-crazy American" insults, 18 killed on April 26, 2002 by a gunman at a school in Erfurt, Germany.

And now, Virginia Tech, and 33 dead.

Here are some of the innocents. There were more killed by April's latest madman, Cho Seung-Hui, and untold hundreds more whose lives have been torn apart in the blink of a news cycle with the deaths of their children.

Ross Abdallah Alameddine

Christopher James Bishop

Ryan Clark

Jocelyn Couture-Nowak

Daniel Perez Cueva

Kevin Granata

Caitlin Hammaren

Jeremy Herbstritt

Emily Jane Hilscher

Jarrett Lee Lane

Matthew La Porte

Henry Lee

Liviu Librescu

G.V. Loganathan

Daniel O'Neil

Juan Ramon Ortiz

Mary Karen Read

Reema Samaha

Leslie Sherman

Maxine Turner

Parents shouldn't have to bury their children. So why can't the madmen consider suicide as their first act instead of their last?

One other thought occurred to me this afternoon, and it's usually the sort of thought that appears on anti-Masonic sites.

Why 33?

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