"In so many ways, each and everyone of us is responsible for what happened at the polytecnique. We are the one who allow guns to be sold or placed in the hands of unstable people. We do a lot of talking about mental health but turn our backs - as do the politicians, when it's time to put up the money to help the victims. We buy and rent video games and toys for our kids that glorify violence. We make it profitable for cinemas and television stations to run films that render violence and aggression banal. We allow breweries to push their products on the young and render lip service to the fight against drugs. We sit by while society breaks down and poverty and unemployment are mere statistics. Then when the monsters of dis-integration wreak havoc, we wonder why."
Again, it's time to do something, the question is always what; and how. First step, sigh the petition at Avaaz. [link here]
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