___A message to the Main Stream Media, on behalf of the Mentally Challenged. I write this letter today to say, that it is a little sickening. The way the Main Stream Media vilifies, the Mentally Challenged. After every killing there is a massacre on the reputation of the mentally ill . But the fact is that, only a few mentally Challenged men have committed these atrocities. And thatis no excuse for blaming the Mentally Challenged community for being all villains!!
___The real villains are all those, who are filled with hatred for their fellow man, and woman. For the majority of the murders that occur in this world, are usually committed by the people we love. Or by people we have become acquainted with, throughout our everyday life. Are we to say then that they are all Mentally Challenged too? And if we do say that, then don't we have a greater number of Mentally Challenged people on our hands?
___In all my life's work, I have lived, worked, and played around the Mentally Challenged, only to find that they would give you everything. Including the moon, and the shirts off their backs before they would ever think of hurting anyone! Most of the people I know that are Mentally Challenged, are as beautiful and frail as this rose. Therefore I refuse to let you, the Main Stream Media, besmirch the whole Mentally Challenged Community.
___But I will tell you what, you really should be mentioning is the fact that. Thirty rounds of ammo, being allowed to be bought, by anyone other then the Military!!! And the fact that, there is always going to be a poor victim, who doesn't even know what is wrong with them. When all of a sudden they go out to attack this world. Most violent crimes committed by a Mentally Challenged victim, is finally done when they are no longer. Able to medicate, nor control the illness they suffer with, and most of their families, live in denial of that.
___Most of their families, may see they get counseling, and medication but then stop paying attention. Leaving that poor sick human being defenseless, against their own selves. Because they have no clue when their behavior is changing, for the worse. That is usually when a Mentally Challenged victim, will surcome to their illness. And may without any help from friends and family, may go on to commit some terrible crime!
___But the majority of Mentally Challenged community, live very simple and purposeful lives. Just like the rest of us try to do everyday, without worry that they are a problem. A problem to anyone but themselves, and their friends and families. So to you the Main Stream Media, you OWE the Mentally Challenged Community a real large Apology for your villification of them! And I DEMAND that you follow through with that apology!
___When what you really should be vilifying, are the gun cartridges that are allowed to hold. Twenty, Thirty, Fifty, or One Hundred bullets in them. Becasue the real truth is had Adam Lanza gun only would have be able to fire, say ten bullets. Wouldn't it make a lot of sense to think that he may have still killed that day. But the count would have possitively been a whole lot less. Although the grief we are feeling wouldn't be any less. We would still have more of our innocent young ones with us today. And probably a few more teachers also. God Bless those we lost in Newtown, and their families.
written by Maria-Lyn___on 12/25/2012___Dedicated to the Mentally Challenged Communities, and in Loving Memories of The Sandy Hook Elementary School Teachers , and Their Children.