Friday, April 20, 2007

Silence and Reflection

I've been reading lots of blogs, news articles, and other commentaries about the recent Virginia Tech shooting spree, but I haven't felt like commenting until today. The way my particular human design works is I let ideas and feelings incubate within me, and when they're ready to be born,I just KNOW--I'm ready! As women and Mothers, we know when we are ripe!

One Day Blog Silence was recently announced on the net. This day will be April 30th, and not only will it honor the recent victims at Virginia Tech but other victims worldwide. I plan to participate.

This is what the site One Day Blog Silence says:

"Silence can say more than a thousand words.

This day shall unite us all about this unbelievable painful & shocking event and show some respect and love to those who lost their loved ones.

On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor of the victims at Virginia Tech. More then 30 died at the US college massacre.

But it´s not only about them. Many bloggers have responded and asked about all the other victims of our world. All the people who die every day. What about them?

This day can be a symbol of support to all the victims of our world!

All you have to do is spread the word about it and post the graphic on your blog on 30th April 2007. No words and no comments. Just respect, reflect and empathy.

Spread the word about this event."

If you wish to put this icon on your blog before the date to help spread the word, their site has the code.

Now for my two cents worth:

Like many others who have pointed out many details as the shock of the event abates, I see the potential of possible agendas with gun control and ownership. Is this a reaction to the event? Or something more sinister and planned (as some suggest) to disarm us? We most likely will never know.

If there is anything to be suspect of, I find the antidepressant drugs angle most provocative and indicative of what could have elicited this behaviour. There has been plenty of research to show the downside of these drugs despite the continued prescribing of them.

This site, Nutramed writes, "
New problems added by the prescription chemical may suddenly emerge such as unexpected bursts of anger and aggression or increased tendency to have violent suicidal thoughts. One young woman reported to me that after taking Prozac for two weeks, she had threatened her live-in boyfriend with hammer, chased him into the bathroom and attacked the closed door, smashing holes in the door until she more or less recovered composure. Her boyfriend fled the apartment and never returned. The boyfriend was domineering and sometimes verbally abusive, as boyfriends sometimes are, but the pre-Prozac young woman was compliant and never had a violent temper. Her Prozac rage is an example of chemically triggered behavior."

1 comment:

Paul said...

I've noticed that too, and think it's a good thing - that people are sometimes making connections to suffering elsewhere in the world. For example, while I'm as bothered as anyone about US casualties, it's also bothered me that the enormity of what Iraqi citizens are going through has been so downplayed in comparison. I do think that this may have started to change though.