Two Schools Destroyed By Giant Oklahoma Tornado: Oklahoma has its own terrible Sandy Hook event. Children go to school not to die but to learn and this tragedy is truly horrific.
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All dead children are a tragedy. We see dead children overseas and we are responsible for dead children overseas and we try to minimize our grief for them if they are dead Muslim children. What really alienates us is how fellow Americans feel zero grief for dead children if it interferes with their ideologies or happy pastimes like shooting guns with few restrictions.
The horrors unfolding in Oklahoma are heartbreaking. I can see from the videos of the flattened elementary school that the rescuers are moving slowly and with great sadness due to the scant chance of finding any children alive. My heart absolutely breaks watching this unfold.
Those poor parents! All the night terrors of losing a child suddenly that afflicts the Sandy Hook parents will now be visited, in Biblical fashion, on the voters in Oklahoma who seem to have little feeling of humanity to spare for others.
This is why liberalism matters! No one is perfect but we reach out and help people without expecting much in return except the simple satisfaction of seeing someone saved or helped. I see from some photos, some children did survive and this gladdens me.
I was nearly killed by a tornado when I was a small child but instead, a lightning bolt hit me and this really screwed me up…a lot. But I survived. The thing here is why don’t we have tornado shelters for schools? These are like bomb shelters, after all.
I puzzled about this when a child. We were ‘at near war’ with the Soviet Union and everyone talked about nuclear warfare inside of the CIA and other government entities and I was hyperaware of all this due to nuclear war stuff being all around me all the time.
And then we were told to hide under our desks while the Soviet Union rained hydrogen bombs on the military bases next to my schools! I said back then, this was nuts. I was very angry about this. My father said, ‘If you hear all the jets taking off at Davis Monthan, run for the foothills as fast as you can, don’t hide under your desk.’
But no one built a single bomb shelter for us children! This was infuriating. Oklahoma was one of the sites targeted by the Soviets during the Cold War and zero bomb shelters were built for the children there, too! Why? I am still very puzzled by this. I even pointed out, as a child, that bomb shelters work in tornadoes, being nearly killed by a tornado previously, myself.
This advice was ignored. We were supposed to crouch against the walls and pray we didn’t get a direct hit from either bombs or storms. Good luck with that! As we see, luck failed today in Oklahoma. Will the adults learn from this horror? Or like with Sandy Hook, go into denial and do the cheap, easy, stupid thing? I bet on the latter.
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