1. When Twenty Minutes Is Forever. According to the CNN timeline for the Sandy Hook tragedy, “Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls.” Twenty minutes. Five minutes is forever when violence is underway, but 20 minutes — a third of an hour — means that the “first responders” aren’t likely to do much more than clean up the mess.
It is the same thing over and over again. Not only did it take them 20 minutes to arrive, no telling how long it took them to get into their game plan and into action once they got there.
Of course, these events are like deja vu every time they happen. They all have a familiar pattern that is fed to you. But then again, most AmeriKans have the memory of a sun baked worm.