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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Carnage

Dear insansapinas,
It had been more than 24 hours that I did not blog. For some, that is no big deal. For me who makes at least 2 or 3 posts a day, an absence of a blog entry is indicative of my status, healthwise....muscle pain which prevents me from sitting for a long time...more blurred eyes that give me furrowed lines between my two eyes due to too much squinting  or simply stomach cramps that make me burp at the rate of 60 per hour.


I like to blog but I can't. Although my blog entries appear to be serious at the beginning, my punchline which is  often funny (that's what I think) at the end to soften the impact of a horrific event or to make fun of a stupidity of some people-claiming-to-have-an-IQ-of-Mensa-community-of-nerds will be of bad taste.


Yesterday, much as I would like to blog funny anecdotes, I can't.  I was trying to look for the reason why a man who was even invited for the Thanksgiving dinner could kill his relatives that included children and pregnant woman.


Authorities in Florida were searching Saturday for a man police said opened fire on his family after Thanksgiving dinner and killed four people, including his pregnant sister and a 6-year-old cousin who was sleeping in her bed.

I searched among the psychology-inspired novels which explain why people snapped. 

Except for this statement in the news, I could not find a more substantial reason for such a deadly outrage :
There had been "ongoing resentment" in the family, but investigators weren't sure what specifically prompted the shooting, officials said.

One of James Patterson novels is about a person who simply kills without any reason. He made it appear that he was a non-conformist of the lifestlye of the rich and famous. The "bread crumbs" that he leaves in his trail pointed to some evidence that he
was a veteran who must have been a victim of a war-syndrome.

At the end, it was just his conscience which haunted him in leaving his brother to his father when his parents separated that made him kill the people who he felt was the reason why his brother committed suicide. Others who died were just collateral damage.

So this Thanksgiving rampage makes me think that there is no place where you're safe. The Fort Hood massacre last month was inside a military zone while this incident happened in the safety of the home of the victims.

I can do nothing but pray and shed tears in the same manner that I shed much but for revulsion  on the knowledge of how the women victims of the Maguindanao massacre were killed. Too much savagery too send a message of terror.

Even animals cry for their fallen friends so let me just say... 


Ahhhhhhhh


Pinaysaamerika 




9 comments:

Lee said...

sigh, till now yun pa ring news na yun ang binabasa ko, nakakalungkot pati yung paraan ng pagpatay sa kanila not including they raped the womans before they killed, sigh!
at talagang pinlano, at isinilid lahat sa sasakyan yung mga pinatay at ibabaon kasama nung sasakyan?
kita mo kung ganu kaha hustler pumatay at magcover up ng mga krimeng ginawa nila, pero hanggang saan ba nila gagawin yun?dumating narin ang time na dapat ng mahayag ang mga gawain nila, pati langit dina pumayag na ipagpatuloy pa nila yung mga ganung gawain, binulgar na sila.

Lee said...

pansin ko nga din kako e wala pang update, yung side bar ko di gumagalaw buti nalang naisipan kong sumilip kahit kita ko ng wala namang update, yun! meron na, yung sidebar ko tulog lol.

cathy said...

kahit nga yong gamit ko nakalimutan kong inumin kahapon kaya pala para akong lanang gulay.

na niluto sa butter. oops, yong palang spinach yon na dinner ko ngayon. yum

cathy said...

ang tanong ko bakit kailangang barilin pa sila sa kanilang female organs.

ang mga gumagawa niyan may talangka sa ulo kasi kung may kunsensiya sila, maalala nila ang kanilang mga ina o kapatid kaya lang pala sa kanila wala yon.

Naalala ko yong istudyante kong foreigner na puwede raw nilang patayin ang kanilang kapatid na babae pag nahuli nilang pumapatol sa lalaking hindi nila aprub.

Lee said...

psycho, mahilig magpapanood ng mga ganung movies.

totoo yan mam, tabi tabi po sa mga muslim pero mababa talaga ang tingin nila sa mga kababaihan.ilang bansang muslim na ba ang napuntahan ko.
wag na tayong lumayo, sa pakistan nalang na sarado ang pagka muslim, pwedeng pataying ng ama at kapatid na lalaki ang babae sa pamilya kung hindi nila aprub ang mapapangasawa nito, yun ang kanilang paraan ng pagtatayo ng karangalan, pag pinatay mo ang iyong anak o kapatid na babae e hero kapa, no one will condemn for such barbaric acts.
sa bangladesh where the people are moderated muslim, kundi kaman patayin e bubuhusan ka nalang ng acid sa mukha, kaya bawal at walang mabibiling acid sa kanila over the counter.

so this time di sila nakalusot, buking na buking sila.

cio said...

actually mam cathy ineexpect ko talaga na mag kkwento ko ng mga turkey-turkey o mga past experienes ng thanks giving nyo hehe pero etong mga masaker na 'to, susma, scary. akalain mong papakainin na nga e pinatay pa tas kadugo pa at may bata pa. hay..

kamusta naman mam caT ang inyong celebration? :)

biyay said...

ewan ko kung ano ba yung nag-udyok sa lider na ipa-utos yung ganung pag-patay, na pati mga inosenteng tao ay idadamay sa away sa politika. Kung sabagay, ayaw nga nila ng witness sa ginawa nila. Pero anong klaseng utak meron ang naka-isip na gawin iyon, pati na rin ang pag-patay ng sariling kamag-anak?

cathy said...

dencio,
tahimik lang naman kami. hindi na ako ang dati na umaattend ng mga potluck dahil wala naman akong alam na grupo dito ng pinoy. pero kahit sa cali noon di ako mahilig lumabas.

musta pala diyan sa middleeast. mukhang tagilid din financially. sana di maapektuhan ang mga kababayan natin.

cathy said...

biyay,
sa mga lango na sa power kahit yata magulang ipinapapatay.

baka sanay talaga sila na they can always can get away with their crimes kaya overconfident sila.