16 April 2007

Tragedies

Watching the Fox News coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Am a little troubled by description of this as the "worst shooting in American history."

I guess that depends on how you define "shooting," but for my money you kind of need to think Wounded Knee at some point.

1 comment:

myrhh said...

Thank you for mentioning that horrible day of 1890. We need to keep the full spectrum of US history in mind, not just massacres that occured "long" (really within the liftimes of the grandparents of our parents and grandparents) ago-- and happened to people with whom the mass of US society does not identify. We CAN focus on how horrible the killing of 33 human beings is without adding insult to the killing of another 300 human beings.