Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'd like to be right for once

(I trust that at least most of our foreign readers have read or heard something about the high school massacre here in Finland in which eight people got killed.)

I've been wrong in two big issues during this century. When the WTC attacks came, I said at first it's the work of the American ultra-right-wing patriots. Now when we first heard about the shootings in Jokela (and still thought that there's only one dead), I said to Elina that it's probably not some narcissistic egomaniac.

"Don't you want somebody to love?" is singing in my earphones as I type this. "Tears are running down your dress / and your friends are treating you like a guest." Yeah, right.


pattinase (abbott) said...

I'm not sure you were wrong on the WTC.

Juri said...

Yeah, I know what you mean, but still.. they started a war on the premise that I was wrong. (Hmm... is that egomaniac in me talking?)

Kevin Wignall said...

I was surprised to hear that Finland has the third highest gun ownership per capita (after USA and Yemen) and in that context it says something that this is such an unusual incident for your country.