Ever since I heard the news from Fort Hood, I've been pissed off at the media and public response. Obviously, this was the work of a terrorist...two terrorists...no, it's the Army. Another crazed killer running amuck...well, no.
If you don't know shit and still talk and anybody listens, you're both fools. In this case, there are a few things we're starting to learn, and a lot we're still deducing, inducing and plain old guessing about. I spent most of my life with and around soldiers, and I have a few insights.
But, bottom line this is no different except for the clothes and location than any other act of workplace violence. As we learn more, it will tell us a lot about a lot of things, but less about the Army and more about stress, pain, and problems facing the poor, dispossessed and hopeless than we think.And, it's sad. And happens everyday, all over the country and in this case, somebody killed folks. Others punch wall, throw pencils or cups, scream, or hit someone. I think it's worth considering.