A Sickening Display of Insanity

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

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

My condolences

Life can be unfair. Sometimes there is no changing that. (Photo credit: sskennel)

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.



4 thoughts on “A Sickening Display of Insanity

  1. In times like these, all we can do is send our thoughts of love and healing toward the friends and family’s who have lost loved ones. Thankfully the man who committed this atrocity will never again know a life outside of a prison cell.

    -Joe E.

  2. My thoughts and compassion go out to the parents of the shooter. If they are decent people they too have had their world turned upside down. Whether their son’s actions were evil incarnate or mental illness showing itself in full flower, what a stunning blow if the parents are decent members of our human family.

    • You make a good point- it wasn’t their crime. You have to wonder the parenting that was involved to make someone do something so extreme, but you’re right in supporting them as they may never live a normal life again.

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