20+ kids were hurt in a stabbing attack at a Pennsylvania school today; the stabber, apparently a student at the same school, has been arrested.
As of 947am EST on Daily Kos, not one diary on the reclist or recent diaries about it.
There's one about Bitcoins.
One about Rick Scott, Star Trek, etc.
Nothing about the stabbing.
I can only assume that this attack doesn't fit anyone's political narratives and therefore isn't important enough to mention...which can only cause one to question whether or not it's really progressive empathy that is driving us to take on the question of school mass shootings.
I can understand why this incident isn't expedient to discuss.
A. For those who favor very few restrictions on guns near schools and per-weapon ammo limits, they know that there would be several dead kids right now had the student walked in with a semi-auto and an extended magazine.
B. For those who favor heavy restrictions (or more) on guns and semi-automatics, clearly a gun didn't cause this student to go into the school and stab 20 people with a knife before being apprehended, which lends credence to the idea that 'oh, maybe mental health IS an issue and a correlating factor for mass school violence today in the USA.'
Very interesting, DK team. And telling.
8:26 AM PT: This diary is currently hidden, which is perfectly within the rights of the community, though at least two of the raters are not miffed simply with the diary itself. That's fine, it's up to the community per the set up.
However, I wrote this diary because I go to Daily Kos each morning (after reviewing some news), and was very angry to see nothing on this, and I still don't believe for a second that if it had been a shooting, we wouldn't have seen multiple diaries from multiple perspectives trying to spin the occurrence to support their own stance on guns. That's why I wrote it, and for those that are angry that this was the first diary on it: that's my point, too.