La vidéo complète dans ma bio. 🕊 - Merci @kcivsylvain pour ce séjour à Rennes, c’était ma première ici et entre les crêpes et le concert, j’étais bien accueilli. 😌 Pour une fois c’est pas une vidéo où je danse, mais une vidéo du concert de @columbine2k16 , j’ai essayé de retranscrire l’ambiance et le moment avec le matos que j’avais sous la main, franchement allez à leur concert si vous pouvez, c’était vraiment très lourd. 🕊🎈Petite dédicace à @sully.y que j’avais pas revu depuis le Japon. 🇯🇵 #columbine#columbine2k17#rennes
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Never got around to posting these! 😖 But here they are now. @scalenepumpkins (Song is Engel by Rammstein 🖤)
I don’t think I’d be alone in saying that my knowledge of both the Columbine High shooting of 1999 and the Parkland shooting of last February is limited to what I heard on news reports or headlines I read, however, the word ‘Columbine’ is synonymous with only one thing: the site of a massacre. Unfortunately, since then the list of seemingly innocuous places that will forever be associated with similar events has just got longer, Parkland, Florida being one of the most recent.
Dave Cullen’s ‘Columbine’ is considered the definitive book on the 1999 massacre and in ‘Parkland’ he focuses his attention on the March For Our Lives campaign that followed the Parkland school shooting.
... I don’t think I can say I’m looking forward to reading either of these books exactly because the subject matter is so horrifying, however, I’m interested to read them in order to gain a broader understanding of the factors that allow these crimes to occur over and over again, and why the March For Our Lives campaign was so extraordinary.
The new paperback edition of Columbine is published on 14th February and I expect I’ll start with that one. Parkland is published on 12th February. …
Have you read or are you interested in reading either of these?
*Thank you to @katyaellis_ and @quercusbooks for the copies.
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I didn't plan on posting today, but on our way home last night, Kennedy and I got to talking about the Parkland Shooting and I just feel haunted by it...
...Particularly by the ease in which we are able to carry on; with our Valentine's crafts and trips (and llama puns) - while so many others mourn.⠀
Last year, as parents stood in ICU; waiting for answers, identifying bodies, saying goodbyes... We went to Ocean Prime. Picture snapped, bright pink and red dresses, beaming smiles. And this was the caption:⠀
All day, I avoided the news. What a luxury it is to be able to decide when to know or feel something; how grateful we must be to delay our empathy until after dessert. Some of my best nights have been spent across the table from this one. And sitting there, listening to her, with this vague awareness: School Shooting. Seventeen Dead. Broward County.... I saw her clearer. She is enigmatic and kind and wickedly funny. She's raised me just as much as I've raised her. And she's grown so intrinsically into my self-identity. What would I do? Marjory Stoneman Dogulas is twenty minutes from American Heritage. Did it hit close enough to home, this time? Or do we still cloak ourselves in the fallacious belief that these things won't happen at our school, in our town, to our kids? ⠀
Seventeen sets of parents who will never get to sit across a table and listen to their child. I hope you listen to yours. And I hope you make it known how cherished they are. Because empathy is not taught, it's modeled; and if you fail to really see them, if you fail to learn their personhood - you may find yourself recounting those tables you sat across, whether from victim or shooter - and wondering where it all went wrong.⠀
Since Parkland, there have been 31 shootings at a K-12 school, and I fear more than ever we are becoming A Country Anesthetized. Click the link in my bio to read my full post.
#NBF2019authors@davecullenwriter Dave Cullen has been covering the blight of mass murders in America for two decades, first with Columbine, now Parkland: Birth of a Movement. Columbine was a New York Times bestseller and the consensus definitive account. Parkland is a story of hope: the genesis of the extraordinary March for Our Lives movement. Dave was with the students from the beginning, with unparalleled access behind the scenes.
Dave has written for New York Times, London Times, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Politico, New Republic, Newsweek, Guardian, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Slate, Salon, The Millions, Lapham's Quarterly, etc. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, NBC Nightly News, Today, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, New Day, Anderson Cooper 360, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O'Donnell, Talk of the Nation, The Nineties, Hannity, etc.
Dave is a former gay army infantry grunt. Parkland struck while he was in year 18 of a book about two gay soldiers. He will finish that soon. Dave wrote Columbine in Colorado, then moved to NYC. He is uncle to 11 cool humans and 1 adorable corgi, Bobby Sneakers.