This may be the wrong time, but a blog that nobody reads is probably a good as place to vent as any. There has been a tragedy in our town. People were greatly concerned and then greatly saddened as events unfolded. Thanks to popular blogs and thanks to facebook, people are ready and able to voice their thoughts. I wish many of them didn't. The popular anger is coming out as hate. Hate for the perpetrator, hate for his family, hate for the victim's family, hate for the judicial office holders, hate for the state senate, hate for the governor. The popular wish to console is coming out as pop theology. No, the victim is not, nor has ever been, an angel.
People have suggested lynching, castration, harassment, banishment, "accidents" and restoring the death penalty. So far, nobody's complaining about or suggesting we change the me-first values that allowed the family jumbles that made it possible for the tragedy to happen.