Boy, did you ask the million dollar question. Yes, I think the act of ringing up every friend you have and asking them to share your outrage is completely appropriate if it helps you deal with this horrific murder. And thats exactly what it is. There is no honor in any of it. I frequently ask myself if there is a price to pay for our privileged existence here in the U.S. I mean, sure, its wonderful to know that this type of thing doesn’t happen here, or, that if it did, 99.9% of Americans would recoil in horror. But it is a little unnerving how quickly we move on. Shit, the V.T. shootings were like, last week, and it doesn’t come up in conversations anymore, outside of those using it to advance an agenda. (Not singling out any one particular cause)
I may be a tad more sensitive about “garden variety domestic violence” because I grew up hiding from it. Though it was seldom directed at me, the sight of my mother or sister being beaten terrified me and that stayed with me my entire life. Even then, the relatives “knew”, but there wasn’t any intervention happening. I know that it was a far cry from what occurred that day in Iraq, still, I wonder if there is a slippery slope argument to be made.
Anyway, you may be well served to avoid the idiot box, I’m a news junkie, and trust me, there is precious little news to be had amid the scrutinizing of B-list celebs. I’m sorry this happened, (and even typing that made me feel somewhat, hell, impotent, I think,) and I am sorry that you had to know about it.
Go ahead, call some friends. Perhaps you’ll feel better.