It's a bit of a relief that the massive winter storm hitting the northeast has largely driven coverage of the first anniversary of the "Sandy Hook" massacre from the news. Even more thankfully, the bad weather seems to be keeping the trolls out of the Newtown, Connecticut area.
I took the news of the Sandy Hook horror pretty hard, spending a good portion of the weekend with little kids on a regular basis. That being said, I am weary of the pieties that always seem to characterize remembrance, while nothing is done to address the original problem. Forget the memorials in the cathedrals and churches, the deity most commonly worshiped in this country isn't the Gentle Nazarene. This country's gods are Mammon and Moloch. The servants of Mammon keeping raking in the profits resulting from the ongoing sacrifice of children to the 7.62mm Moloch.