joe_rogers_11155 wrote: the Norway shooter should be put down like the rabid animal he is and let the human beings get on with mourning their dead."
Want to know why this quote is stupid? Because we're not talking about an animal. Were it an animal its motives would be easy to define. Anders is not an animal, he didn't kill because primeval instincts.
If we can't take the time to learn from this tragedy, to try and prevent another one from occurring, then we as society (yes, you and I) have taken on part of the responsibility for these deaths. We didn't pull the trigger, we didn't plant the bombs, we didn't provide the bullets, but our apathy and shortsightedness allowed the extreme ideologies to grow like an infectious polyp in the mind of these unstable individuals. It feels wrong, it feels dirty to consider our responsibility in these tragedies but until we accept that they will continue to occur...over and over again.
Oklahoma City Bombing
London Bus Bombings
Wall Street Bombing
Moscow Theater Crisis
Beslan School Attack
Just to name a few.