titaniumsalute Tue May 15, 2012, 05:02 PM
Sad and Confused...My friend shot his mother on Mother's Day
No this isn't a headline to shock or get your attention. A dear friend of 15 years shot and killed his mother on Mother's Day. He then took a handful of pills and tried to commit suicide. Although he was unsuccessful in killing himself, he will most likely never come out of the coma he's now facing.
Although this sounds awful, and it is, there is a back story. My friend has been caring for two ailing parents for 10 years. His father died two years ago. His mother, suffering 9 years of dementia, has had almost no memory for the past six years.
I was almost believing it until this:
Why does this happen in the most powerful nation in the world? Actually HOW does this fucking happen? When I hear Republicans calling for cutting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. this kind of awful scenario will play out even more. It is sickening.