Grief vultures

The Virginia Tech campus has been flooded with self-appointed grief counselors, therapy dogs and Scientologists, reports the Washington Post. There’s something vulturish about it.

BTW, if anyone has advice on how to gets comments working again, let me know. I can’t post comments for you; they don’t work for me either.

Update: Trying to make sense of the senseless slaughter at Virginia Tech, leads to mawkishness, false sentiment and vulturism, writes Christopher Hitchens on Slate. Cornell’s president ordered bells run 33 times for the victims and their killer.

For an academic president to have equated 32 of his fellow humans with their murderer in an orgy of “one-ness” was probably the stupidest thing that happened last week, but not by a very wide margin.

Read the whole thing.

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