California teenager suspended for writing poetry

massacre of the innocents poetry

massacre of the innocents poetry

Why are we oppressed by a dysfunctional community of haters and blamers. The meaning of the poem is talking about society and how I understand why things like that incident happened. So it’s not like I’m agreeing with it, but that’s how the school made it seem. — Courtni Webb

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. — Wayne LaPierre, NRA

California high school student Courtni Webb suspended and facing possible expulsion for writing a poem about the massacre of the innocents.

Courtni Webb, a California teenager who expressed her feelings about the Newtown school massacre in a poem, has found herself suspended and facing possible expulsion. “I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger,” wrote Courtni Webb in her poem. “Misery loves company. If I can’t be loved no one can,” she wrote. She told NBC News that she wrote the poem to express her belief that people act violently when they feel helpless. “I didn’t say that I agree with it, I said I simply understand it,” she said of the killings. “I feel like I’ve really been made to almost look like a monster by my school and I don’t appreciate that at all.”

A short extract from the poem on the massacre of the innocents:

They wanna hold me back
I run but still they still attack
My innocence, I won’t get back
I used to smile
They took my kindness for weakness
The silence the world will never get
I understand the killing in Conecticut
I know why he pulled the trigger
The government is a shame
Society never wants to take the blame
Society puts these thoughts in our head
Misery loves company
If I can’t be loved no one can

One week on from the massacre of the innocents, we had the NRA say it was business as usual, their solution to violence in a screwed up society was to pour in more guns.

Over Christmas we had psychos with their semi-automatic assault rifles posing in front of the Christmas tree and posting their pictures on social networking sites.

There is often posited a causal link between violent films and video games and violent assaults, including gun crimes. At least one violent video game is linked to a promotion of assault weapons.

Following the massacre of the innocents, sales of the Bushmaster assault rifle have shot through the roof, the weapon used by the killer.

Arm the good guys against the bad guys (and increase the sale of weapons) is the clarion call of the NRA.

The first victim of the Newtown killer was his mother. She was a psycho with her own private arsenal. It was her weapons the killer used for her killing and massacre of the innocents.

NRA has been lobbying to prevent a UN Treaty on control of small arms.

There is no US Federal Law on gun trafficking. Drug barons and traffickers cross the border into USA to pick up weapons. A classic two way trade, drugs flow one way, guns and money the other.

But OMG, one teenager writes a poem about the massacre of the innocents, and she is suspended from school. She had not even published it anywhere, it was not posted on social networking sites, it was found in her notebook and she is suspended from school.

Backers of Courtni Webb have launched a petition calling for her immediate reinstatement.

Sick society, ok to glorify guns, not ok to write poetry.

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One Response to “California teenager suspended for writing poetry”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Four dead in hostage-taking in Aurora, Colorado
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/05/us-usa-shooting-colorado-idUSBRE90408W20130105

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