Re: Gunman kills at least 3 at small Amish schoolOct 3rd, 2006
My mother is German, Pennsylvania Dutch, bowdlerizing the Deutsch to dutch.
There are in Lancaster County, the town of PARADISE ,where this execution happened,
surrounded by a Bermuda Triangle of interesting names, such as BLUE BALLS, the town of INTERCOURSE,
the town of BIRD IN HAND.
And that whole area has a culture of non-violence, quiet living, an oasis in the midst of painful
modernity and creeping suburban sprawl.
Kids do know right from wrong. They know it's wrong, but they are immature in feeling for others
and I'm not sure any solution will completely prevent one deranged fellow from acting out his drama,
and of course it's usually a male. From the day we are a born a wash of chemical bathes our brains
in the womb.
We will have to lose all sorts of freedoms to close down the potential for one occurrence.
And it's still more of a miniscule chance of this strange horror happening to you than
you having an accident in your car.
We certainly prove over and over again we are mere creatures of the headlines.