October 15, 2002 will remain a day of infamy in the minds of staff at B.C.’s Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection pollution prevention department.
Americans have become habituated to daily mass shootings, from the first one in the 1960s – the watertower at the university of Texas, to the first workplace one at an airliine.
then in Canada at a post office, then in America at a Post Office and “Going Postal” became a phrase.
And it became a plotted trend, at work or school, it never ends.
Columbine became the catch name for schools; but in terms of sheer horror that assault on the Amish School was unprecedented and both remain unmatched.
This is not the kind of leaderboard that one actually wants to be on, it is better to be anonymous than infamous or famous.
But, when nations are resolving matters with bombs or boots on the ground, it is utterly hypocritical to be surprised that people behave the same, an individual in a group, acting according to their demographics, and I mean, there’s a reason why criminal profiling works – the only error is zealously over or under applying it in the locality circumstance.
My general rule of thumb is if a position is supported by any homogenous group, it lacks general goodness, regardless of the benefits which tend to flow to said group.
Understanding audience and target segments and that whole fans and indifferent to opposition to plain outside or deep insider, the languages within languages, and coding and encoding, decoding… it’s all deeply cultural and pop culture referential.
Photo by Yemeni photographer Boushra al-Moutawakel.
Anyway… 2002 the Day a Provincial Manager was being fired for harassing his staff; he took a gun to the meeting and killed the union rep and his manager and then himself.
Staff were trapped for hours while police sieged and then searched, not knowing that it was all over with those three shots.
It followed after severe budget cuts were done to the civil service at the provincial level under then Premiere Gordon Campbell.
before that, there was the Ontario Bus driver who shot up that office around the time that Vancouver Island gang of teeneagers murdered Reena Virk. late 1990s.
But then, there was the Starbuck’s in Vancouver – a man came in with a weapon to kill his wife who was an employee – the Starbuck’s manager – a gay man – died protecting her.
In Canada, most murders are domestic or organized crime or a crime that someone organizes, and apparently random people do not just resolve conflicts with weapons.
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