Robert Wright makes a good point on BloggingHeads.tv that we bloggers may in fact be encouraging the next psycho to repeat what happened at Virginia Tech. In our over reaction (I may have also, you be the judge) we may be losing our objectivity.
This happened indeed in the aftermath of 911. Journalists in their zeal to circle the wagons sat idly by as the Bush/Cheney machine stripped the citizenry of many of their basic rights.
It is very important to remain level headed. Not to rush to action when we hardly have any idea at all about what caused this kind of violence in the first place (not just this act particularly, but these types of acts generally). We’ll see how well I (and others) follow that advice.