Hello to everyone, I’ve got a bit of grim news you might have already heard of today.
Last night, at the midnight premier of the newest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, 70
people were shot and 12 killed in the tiny community of Aurora in Colorado. The entire thing was staged by a killer that didn’t put up any resistance following the shooting. Which logically means there is absolutely no remorse whatsoever for the crime committed.
Words are inadequate in describing such horror. Family and friends going to see the movie literally watched strangers and loved ones alike get shot before their eyes. Can there ever be a valid excuse for something so horrific? This is far beyond any typical inequality. I can’t begin comprehend what it must have been like.
All I know is that this isn’t the first time that something like this has happened in history. Human history is packed with injustices like the one today. In fact, in almost all major events in history, there have been injustices for somebody, somewhere. With human beingscomes unfairness; it’s inevitable and a part of who we are.
There are things that happen in life that are unfair, and this was one of those things. I think that is as basic as it gets. One man took out his frustrations on the world. He has emotionally damaged many. And now there is nothing they can do about it other than grieve.
Who said life was going to be fair? Nobody. Because sometimes it’s not – we live in a world of injustices. But you can’t fight violence with violence. As Gandhi brilliantly put it:
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind
What can be done? There is nothing we can do now to reverse the past, but I believe we must use this moment in time as fuel for change. We can make a safer community by giving love to those that need love. Comforting those that need comfort. Creating places of trust. One day maybe we can rid the injustice that infects our beautiful world.
My sincere condolences to the wounded, those recently passed, and most importantly, to those grieving.