“We’ll just have to wait and see what the shooter was about,” replied the radio talk show host to the unusually erudite caller. “We don’t know if the guy was just some nut, or rather was some sort of embodiment of the nihilistic philosophy that you rightly say afflicts our culture.” These were strangely sophisticated musings for the radio, I think to myself.
It was early on in the reporting of the tragic murders at Virginia Tech; little was really known about the man who perpetrated the greatest massacre in American history. It was all speculation; people giving wind to their struggles to make sense of the senseless. Caller after caller spoke; the host made comment upon comment. News flashes interrupted, adding little substance to the absurdity that had become reality.
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