Finding Fault in Tucson

Why did Jared Lee Loughner decide to unleash hell in a Tucson grocery store? Who is to blame for this tragedy? Everyone has their scapegoat for why this happened.

What is it in human nature that wants to find someone to blame when tragedy hits? Placing blame is as old as the Garden of Eden when Adam blamed Eve for eating the apple. When we find someone else to blame does it help us cope with tragedy? Maybe part of it is that we don’t want to believe that humankind is depraved at the core.

I have more questions than answers after tragedies like this. I do know that quickly blaming things like Palin’s targets, gun laws and an angry political climate don’t get to the core issue of why tragedies like this happen.


About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on January 17, 2011, in Personal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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