I had to think two, three times before I wrote this blog. Was I feeding into the frenzy of the moment? Or did I have something to say that was of any use to someone?
At first, I thought the shooter was a target who’d gone crazy. But the more I read, the more I realize it was a young guy who appears to be autistic. Gang stalking is what I write about, and thought I should write about the shooting.
But it seems the shooter was a person who was in pain. And I know a lot about pain. In the last four years that’s what I’ve felt — a lot of hurt and pain.
The shooter’s name was Adam Lanza, and he was 20 years of age.
When Adam was through shooting, he shot himself. And along with himself, he shot 20 children, his mother, and 6 other adults. A total of 27 people.
From the information I gathered, it appears Adam argued with his mother, and shot her at their home. And then continued on to the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Adam appeared to be a very quiet person and had very few friends; had a very hard time dealing with others and looking them in the face. He grew up in a world where he didn’t fit in anywhere. He wasn’t one of the “cool” kids.
I don’t know the truth of what caused Adam to take a gun and shoot his mother, or go into an elementary school and shoot little innocent children. But I do know one thing, Adam was in deep pain, and the only way he knew how to get rid of the pain was with violence.
I’m not excusing anything Adam did, but I don’t really think he knew the cause and effect of the shooting.
It appears Adam had Asperger syndrome, and people with Asperger have problems dealing with emotions. They can’t empathize with someone else’s problems.
So my heart goes out to all those innocent children and adults who were killed, too. And my heart also goes out to Adam. He was a human being in pain, too.
None of us is perfect, and we shouldn’t judge others so harshly, because we don’t know what kind of hell they’re going through. Remember the saying: Until you’ve walked in my shoes, don’t judge me.
And for now, I’m not going to judge Adam, because I haven’t walked in his shoes.
My heart goes out to all parents at Newtown, Connecticut who have to deal with the death of their children. It must be the worse pain in the world to lose a child in such a horrible way. A child whose voice a parent will never hear again; nor hear his/her laughter; or know that the dreams the child had will never be.
I’m sure I’ll get some backlash for feeling some empathy for Adam, but I’m willing to take what someone dishes out to me. I know what it is to be in pain.
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