Daily Archives: December 15, 2013
At 12:33 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, an angry high school senior parked his car in the student lot at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver, and walked into the school wearing a bandolier containing shotgun shells and carrying a pump-action shotgun, a machete and a backpack holding three Molotov cocktails.
In less than 80 seconds, he had fired some random shots, set the library on fire with a Molotov cocktail, shot 17-year-old Claire Esther Davis point-blank in the head, then killed himself.
Fellow students said he was “verbally aggressive” and always had to be right, no matter what people were talking about. His Facebook account reveals he was an ardent Leftist. One post said:
The Republican Party:
Health Care: Let ‘em Die,
Climate Change: Let ‘em Die,
Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die,
Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die,
More War: Let ‘em Die.
Is this really the side you want to be on?
I happened to get these three movies in my Netflix mailings during the past two weeks. I didn’t plan it, but they proved to be even better in combination than alone. Watching them so close to one another has left me very thoughtful about some themes they share. Each is about someone with Daddy issues and how these broken relationships get healed. And each is set in the context of a craft-based family business that is renewed along with the healing of the relationships.
They’re all well-written, well-acted movies with no sex, violence, drugs, car chases, or politics. Unconditional has one bit of language, which I think is responsible for the PG-13, but it’s important to the character development and everyone gets really upset with the guy for saying a bad word. I wouldn’t have had a problem letting my kids watch any of these. In fact, I would have wanted them to watch them because of the good values they portray.