Erik’s Take on the Sandy Hook Shooting, Part One

As promised, here’s part one in a two part series of Erik’s two cents on this recent horrific tragedy.

Me: Let’s talk about the Sandy Hook shooting. I just can’t watch TV anymore. It was just too horrible. It triggered too much for me. How are the children doing now, Erik? Are they doing okay?

Erik: They all crossed over. A lot of the entities who came in to help cross the children over ended up trying to manage and help all of the kids and children left behind. It was amazing—

Jamie (to Erik): Seriously? No, I—yeah.


Jamie: He’s comparing it to the twin towers. Um, but yet in the towers, most of the media attention was on the adults and on the terrorism, so everybody in the world was kind of involved in it. But nobody immediately took on a fight.

Erik: Mostly because it was a war issue, and not everybody is on the front lines of a war. Not everyone is pro-war, you know. But here, in this case, we have these kids who passed away, and the United States all stood up. Almost one third of the pop—

(Long pause)

Jamie: I was trying to ask him what he was talking about.

Erik: One third of the population was standing up starting to fight. Mostly they were parents. They went to the school and asked questions and were demanding reaction in their home town, in their home school, even though they’re not close to the place where this shooting happened in Connecticut. All of a sudden we had this—I guess you would call it mass outbreak where, you know, the guides and the spirits came in to handle the crossing, and they were swamped with this uprising of energy throughout the United States from parents. It was insane to watch the movement, and it’s still happening. It’s about time, but you never want to think that it takes, you know, the death of twenty kids –even one—in this way to end up with schools finally saying, “Oh yeah, yeah. We do have some weak spots.”

Me (sadly): Yeah. Is Erik one of the people helping these children? Erik, are you one of the spirits helping? I’m sure they have many.

Erik: They do have many. I have stepped in here and there, but I’m trying to handle more of—

Jamie: Aw! His blog members that are parents who are having reactions.

Me: Yeah.

Erik: I’m taking care of my peeps first, you know, kinda helping you as well. I didn’t go as global or as wide as I normally would.

Me: Mm hm. Okay. Is this some sort of contract?

Erik: Damn.

Me: What?

Jamie: He was just talking about the feeling. It was really awful for him. That’s why he said damn.

Me: Yeah.

Jamie and I choke back tears.

Erik: Yes. For the dude, yes, there was a contract. Most of the kids, they designed their lives to check out early, but not all 20 of them, no. No way. They knew they were going to be involved in a tragedy in this nature at a young age, but not involved with death. So, the dude fucked up on many levels.

Me: In other words he killed those who were not supposed to be part of the contract, but in what other ways did he mess up?

Erik: Well, that he even came in with a fucked up contract like this. Sorry. I’m not the one to place judgment, you know. People are who they are. It’s just I get a little crazy when I get around kids.

Me: Yeah. I know how you are.

Jamie (touched): Aw! He’s telling me he would have been a really good dad.

Me (sadly): Yeah.

Erik: I have been in other lives, but I could have done it this life.

Me: Yeah, I know.

Erik: The other way he fucked up was that it wasn’t supposed to be of this magnitude. It was supposed to be more family involved, but he took it public. His main contract was supposed to be more private. More personal. Some of the kids who died signed up to die the way they did as their own contract. 

Me: So, he was only supposed to kill family members?

Erik: Yeah.

Jamie: Did he kill family members?

Me: Yeah, I think he killed his mother, but why would that, uh, what would have been the lessons there? How would that have helped so much?

Erik: It would have been an ancestral lesson and not a worldwide one.

Me: Okay, and what would that lesson have been? I don’t understand.

Erik: What? About killing your mom instead of killing 20 kids?

Me: Yeah, would that be a private lesson for him and his family?

Erik: Yes, that’s really how it should have been, but he got off his rocker. The help he was supposed to receive never showed up.

Me: Oh, so the family should have helped him instead of abandoning him?

Erik: Yeah.

Me: Okay. I see. Well, in the end, will it help society do something about our mental health system?

Erik: Unfortunately, no. All that’s showing up is safety and security in schools.

Me: Okay, and what should we do? I mean, we have armed guards in banks protecting our money, but we don’t have them protecting our own children. I think that’s kind of sad, really.

Jamie: Oh my god. I have never thought about it that way!

Me: Yep. It shows you where our priorities lie.

Jamie: Oh my god. Wow, you just put that in perspective.

Me: So, what should we do?

Jamie (laughing): Erik comes over and whacks me in the head, and he goes, “Enlightened!” And I go, “Yeah, that kind of made my stomach get real sick.” What did you just say, Elisa?

Me: So, what do we do? What do we do to protect our children?

Erik: First of all it should be the structures of the schools not making it an open policy. Many schools are that way because they’re considered public. But if it’s considered a care system, which any school is—

Me: What do you mean by “care system”?

Erik: A location that provides care for kids under the age of 18. Like yeah, they’re providing an education, but it’s also—

Me: Babysitting.

Erik: Well, yeah. Care providing. Especially for the younger ones. A few things I see that need to happen: The structure of the building needs to change. Not to where they look more prison-like. Fuck that. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the only access point to the school is through the actual office. The office shouldn’t be hidden in the middle of the campus. Or tucked upstairs where there’s a nice view. Fuck that. Where cars park and access, entryways through playgrounds and things of that nature need to be extremely monitored and set up in ways where you can’t get in, but you can get out in many, many ways. The doors lock from the outside, but if there’s an emergency like a fire, the child can open that door to get out. It so makes sense. I can’t believe people are this crazy. It’s so fucked up.

Me: Well, what if they just mow down the entire administrative staff like this guy did? They buzzed him through, apparently.

Erik: If it’s a place of care providing—

Jamie: I know you’re showing me the image, but I don’t know what it’s called. Detector.

Me: Oh, like a metal detector?

Erik: Yeah. Those should be placed at the only entrance you can come in. They shouldn’t be at all the doors you come in. Just the main one.

Me: Yeah, but if somebody comes in, what can you do if there’s no armed guard to neutralize the situation?

Erik: No, every school needs to have the detector at the front and a security guard and that’s that person’s job.

Me: Okay. What would be good is to give those jobs to the soldiers coming back from war, because they’ll be looking for jobs. There aren’t that many jobs out there for our veterans, which is pretty sad, really.

Erik: Yeah, that’s fucking brilliant.

Me: See? I have skills!

Erik: Yeah, you do. You rock.


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