Becky at Preemptive Karma insightfully reflects on the Virginia shooting:
[Excerpt] Think about it on a larger scale and you'll see what I mean. Spend a moment feeling your own pain and fear as an American whose security has been shaken a little bit by what happened yesterday. Now imagine the pain that is being experienced every day in Iraq. Yesterday, for example, 66 people died horrible, shocking deaths in Baghdad and Karbala. Did you know that? Twice as many people as died at Virginia Tech. And that sort of death is occurring in Iraq daily - in a country that never experienced suicide bombs before this war began. We fear for our children and worry how the senseless school shootings affect them. But do we spend even five seconds thinking about the children in Iraq? Are they less human?