I think at some point in our lives, most of us imagine that it might be cool to be famous. But perhaps…perhaps not like this.
Part two in a series
How did it happen? Why did it happen? There’s simply no way to measure how many hours have devoted to these questions in the ten years and four days since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire at Columbine High School, and while we don’t (and never will) have all the answers, we do have some of them. Obviously a good bit of the discussion focuses on the individuals themselves, and other analyses cast a broader net, examining the social factors that shaped the individuals. In a way, the question we’re still debating perhaps boils down to nature vs. nurture. Were Harris and Klebold Natural Born Killers? Or are they better understood as by-products of deeper social trends and dynamics?
The answer is probably “All of the above,” but we can’t simply check C and be on our merry, uncritical way. Continue reading Ten years on: was Columbine the rule or the exception?
UPDATED: new protest image added below.
Pre-march instructions emphasized that protesters should be peaceful throughout the march, which is now about to enter Lower Downtown. It’s not clear whether they have encountered police yet, but if they have all is still civil. Jack sent this shot from Blake and Broadway.
This just in from Jack, who’s on the scene with the Tent State crowd:
Tent State is about to march from the Coliseum down Brighton and Broadway to the DNC. Rage is walking with them. Looks like 4,000 people or more.
This could be fun. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: A group of police in riot gear just offloaded near Blake and Broadway, which is in the anticipated path of the marchers.