Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More on Mental Illness and the Virginia Tech Massacre

A reader writes in:

The time we as a people spend talking about this and critiquing the young man and his parents is directly proportional to the degree that we ignore (cover-up) the real problems. Or you could say, pointing the finger at the 'other guy'. There has not been, to my knowledge, little, if any, discussion on the amount of time young men...and now unfortunately young girls, spend playing violent videos games - 'shooter games'! The nation's attitude to the incident at VT is typical of the "we - them" mentality. Until we provide a more intellectually challenging life for young boys conbined with verbal approval and appreciation of their masculine genius we, as a people, will be destined to extinction.

It is odd, isn't it, that the mass murderers and school shooters are male, during this era in which we can't seem to face the genuine differences between boys and girls and men and women.

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