Matt points out Ace’s rebuttal to Mark Steyn’s column on Virgina Tech. And I have to say, they’re both right. Mark Steyn is absolutely right that these are adults and that they should act like it. Ace is right too, we really don’t know how we will react. We like to think we’d do the brave thing, but whenever I’ve been in vaguely life-threatening situations my first, and only, thought has always been to duck and run. Would I turn around, I don’t know. Hopefully.
And what bothers me the most is the fact that we have to discuss this now. It is incredibly hard-hearted to talk like this within days of this tragedy, but by the time people have recovered the news will have moved on and no one will want to talk about these important issues.