Monday, September 16, 2013
YET ANOTHER MASSACRE IN THE USA?
Icheoku says Boko Haram or no Boko Haram, Nigeria seemingly might afterall be safer than so many countries including the United States of America? At least in Nigeria, the scourge of Boko Haram is confined within the Islamic enclave of Northern Nigeria especially Northeastern Bornu State and surrounding states. So relatively speaking, one knows where to avoid in order to still stand a chance at staying above the ground; but in America, every place could be the it - someone's last breath on earth. Everyone, literally speaking, is a potential gunman, a time-bomb, waiting to go off and at anytime with or without any direct provocation from the victim. There are guns everywhere and so many crazed out people are just pulling those triggers without first considering the irreparable harm they are causing and the damage they are inflicting on the society's general psyche with their blatant disregard for human lives and public safety. People are afraid and for a good reason, although not intimidated.
Not in the church, not in kindergartens, not in High schools, not in universities and colleges, not in movie theaters, not on the roads, not in court houses, not in police stations, not at other workplaces, not even in your own house despite the hefty mortgages and rents - just any place could be the place you take your last breath on earth. And now it appears military installations has been brought under this fog of needless massacres in America. Following Fort-Hood, another military installation, a Navy Yard in Washington DC has fallen prey to one of these lunatics of America who must take people along with them as they, tired of living, make that conscious decision enroute their exit from this earth. Aaron Alexis of Texas has entered the annals of these despicable mass murderers of America. Icheoku bemoans this latest killings in Washington DC's Naval Yard that took the lives of twelve innocent people whose only crime was that they went to do their jobs in order to earn their living wages. When shall this madness end, America? Admitted that guns do not kill people, people do, using guns; but what is the solution America?
Also it is important to note that today's gunman is a BLACK-MAN which led one commentator to post that "If Obama had a son he will look like the gunman;" alluding to the president's remark about Trevor Martin. Icheoku says to the poster of this comment, that the gunman is not young enough to be Obama's son and that there is no need trying to input a racial undertone to this mass murder as a killer is a killer regardless of his skin color; but if you must know, Icheoku reminds you that this is the only gunman in recent history whose skin color is not pale. To some extent, Aaron Alexis's skin color does not fit the typical profiled mass murderers of America and there goes the verdict for crying out loud. To the victims of Navy Yard in Washington DC, Icheoku says rest in peace; to the families of the killed, please take heart; and to Aaron Alexis, why? Admitted that many atimes, one's button could be so often pushed and to such an extent that thoughts of the unthinkable starts gushing into one's mind, BUT you should have walked away and tried your luck elsewhere. Icheoku admonishes that no amount of provocation whatsoever justifies the taking of lives. What another bloody workplace day in America except that it will not still persuade those holding out on meaningful gun legislation from turning the corner. Quite unfortunate.