I’m going to say something so NOT politically correct here…
I don’t feel one bit sorry for the man who shot all those people in Sandy Hook.
NOT ONE BIT.
And, these days, that makes me a bad person. The RIGHT thing– the proper thing– to say would be “we need better care for the mentally ill in this country.”
I agree with that. There is so much stigma associated with any kind of mental illness, not to mention inadequate care provided by many insurers, that many truly wonderful, but hurting, people are not getting the help they need. And that simply isn’t right. So, if this tragedy raises awareness about that and helps that issue then, well, that’s good.
But this man? I have no pity for him. Not an ounce. If I feel anything, it’s honestly frustration in that I believe his death was too merciful. I don’t know what exactly I would have wanted for him, but there’s something sickening about his quick, self-inflicted gun-shot after what he did to so many people.
I don’t pity him.
I don’t believe we can fix people who are that twisted. Honestly, when someone gets to the point that they CAN LOOK FIRST GRADERS IN THE EYE AND FILL THEM WITH BULLETS… well, that’s just beyond any possible explanation. Last I checked, there is no “cure” for sociopath.
We can talk about gun control, if you’d like. (Though if you suggest arming teachers, I should probably just warn you upfront that you and I will never agree…) We can talk about better care for the mentally ill.
But, though it will surely get me branded as insensitive, ignorant, and small-minded–
I will never feel sorry for Adam Lanza.