Found this on the web the other day. It was about everyone not blogging for one day, April 30th.
Silence can say more than a thousand words.
This day shall unite us all about this unbelievable painful & shocking event and show some respect and love to those who lost their loved ones.
On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor of the victims at Virginia Tech. More then 30 died at the US college massacre.
But it´s not only about them. Many bloggers have responded and asked about all the other victims of our world. All the people who die every day. What about them?
This day can be a symbol of support to all the victims of our world!
All you have to do is spread the word about it and post the graphic on your blog on 30th April 2007. No words and no comments. Just respect, reflect and empathy.
Oh it's not that I am not sympathetic, actually I am very sympathetic to real victims and I am hoping that's what they meant. I consider victims people who are directly harmed by some event which they had no control over. But in this country nowadays there seems to be a rather broad definition of victims. What happened at VT is a terrible thing, we should learn from it. We should learn to fight back so we don't become victims. Maybe we will anyway, who knows? But if I'm going to be a victim I'm taking the perp down with me if I can.
I think silence on behalf of victims is sort of opposite what we should be doing which is being vocal about it, very vocal and nobody's more vocal than the bloggers.