Yesterday our small town was wracked with fear when the local psycho decided to call in a threat and be like everyone else’s small town psycho and lock down our schools. My Band works in the High School. I am home watching the news and praying that suspects were just bluffing. That no one would really get injured. I loathe the chain reaction of the "copy cat" stupidity that has infected our country the past week. I am understanding why Shakesphere had such distain for the masses. The masses being the followers, the blind and stupid people that get caught up in a whirlwind of evil and don’t use their God given brains.
Wow, I guess I have an opinion about that. Yesterday I found myself thinking about not going to crowded places for fear of this guy just trying to "take out as many people" as he could. Then I realized that thought never had passed through my mind before. Not even in 2001 after the horrific bombings. I then took pause and realized there are people in other parts of the world who don’t live through a day without thinking about where they are going, and if it will be a target that day.
Calm has been restored to my town. There isn’t that underlining fear that was so palitiable yesterday.I am greatful my family wasn’t harmed. My heart breaks again for all those families whose loved ones were effected.