Dawn Hochsprung, Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto are the Heroes We Should Remember

Dawn Hochsprung,  Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto gave their lives yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary trying to save the lives of their students. They are the ones who's names we should remember, they are the heroes, they are the 'good'.

School principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach ran toward the shots. Hochsprung was killed as she lunged at the gunman when she confronted him, officials say. Sherlach is also believed to have been killed in that initial confrontation with the deranged killer. First grade teacher Victoria Soto, 27, ushered her students into a closet for safety after she heard the shots, where she died shielding the youngsters’ bodies from gunfire. “That is how she was found,” said Jim Wiltsie, a Newtown police officer,  “Huddled with her children.”

Yesterday was a day of tears and disgust around the world, a day when our worst nightmares came true in Sandy Hook Elementary. Not unlike 9/11 millions of us sat dumbfounded as we watched and listened to the news asking ourselves: How could anyone do such a thing as massacre 20 innocent little children?

Today every one's favorite scapegoats are being blamed. Lax gun control laws and the NRA, funded by the hugely profitable gun industry, are the easiest villain to target but IMO they are a symptom not the disease. The NRA's propaganda can only take root in a culture of ignorance and fear, an immoral culture where the ends justify the means, a culture who barely acknowledges that their drones massacre innocent children around the world daily, a culture where profit matters more than the lives of innocent little children.

The NRA are a tool of the capitalists. Capitalism is the #1 villain in IMO. Capitalists make guns and first-person shooter games and poison our planet and corrupt our governments and ...all in the name of the 'evil' notion of profits. We were all victims yesterday, we are again today, we will be again tomorrow and tomorrow after that, victims of a culture who refuses to ask: "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?"

There is good in the world,  Dawn Hochsprung,  Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto showed us that yesterday. And there is evil.