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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

NO WINDOW JUMPING

A sad thing happened this week. Thirty-two people were mindlessly murdered by a ruthless gunman at Virginia Tech University, but there is something even more troubling than that heinous crime: America showed her lack of self-sacrificing men.

A clarion call for sacrificial courage was sounded, but it wasn't brave young men who answered the cry. It was an old man who gave his life. In a college campus filled with strong, strapping young men in the prime of their lives, the job of self-sacrifice fell to a 77 year-old Israeli professor. Feminism has succeeded in part: America has raised some wimpy men.

While reflecting upon this tragedy, my heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones in the senseless shootings at Virginia Tech. The pain of this sudden loss must be heart-rending. I mourn for the families of those who perished, I grieve because so many American men have forgotten their heritage of self-sacrifice, and I give thanks knowing that the men in my family would have laid down their lives in protection of others. There would be no window jumping for them.

~Cara