This morning I heard a lot of conversation on CNN on whether or not our shopping malls were safe. I could not believe how much this was a conversation item on the morning news. This bothered me…
I agree that it is really unfortunate that the young man took so many lives in Omaha and then his own yesterday. It sounds as if he had been a very confused individual looking for the attention he knew he would get when he made his dramatic exit. Of course, he was smart enough to know that if he just committed a lone suicide he would not get the same media play he got by taking others with him. His story is a sad one. I feel grief for him as well as for his victims. Please say a prayer for all of them.
But to have this incident, and 3 others that have occurred (at least according to CNN, I have not verified) have our country questioning whether our shopping malls are safe enough is ridiculous.
I got the distinct feeling that CNN was placing the security of our shopping malls on the same playing field as the ‘war on terror.’ It’s like we are supposed to start feeling like there is a boogie man everywhere out there ready to shoot us down and we are never safe. I’m sick of it.
If there should be any issues with security at a shopping mall it should be focused on the mall parking lot. Most malls I frequent are poorly patrolled in the parking lot areas and when one has to park out in the boonies security is an issue. I’m not so concerned with being gunned down as I am being accosted by someone trying to steal my packages, purse or car keys as I fumble my way into my car.
But other than that type of security need, why the 2 hours of talking about how our shopping malls are now so unsafe? Eh, CNN?
Frankly, I have had enough of the ‘war on terror’ junk. I don’t and won’t buy it and I strongly dislike it when the government tries to frighten American citizens with everything that happens or whatever is made up that we are supposed to believe happened. The people need to start their own war on the government and throw this ‘war on terror’ junk right in their faces.