The Question (ID Number 399)...
described in The Story Of B.
...and the response:This is exactly what it is, and there's every reason to suppose that
each successive manifestation of the phenomenon will be worse than the ones
that came before (as the water becomes hotter and hotter and hotter). Since
1997 two people were killed in an attack at a school in Pearl, Miss., three
at West Paducah, Ky., and five at Jonesboro, Ark. Now we jump to fifteen at
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. It doesn't take a genius to
predict that future massacres will be even more horrendous. And now we have
Attorney General Janet Reno talking about "preventing" such tragedies.
Children can no more be "prevented" from going postal in a society that has
deprived them of hope and meaning than the skin can be "prevented" from
blistering in scalding water.
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