A reminder that it’s more important to pay attention to what our leaders do than to what they say.
Now, even as we learn how this happened and who’s responsible, we may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize their fellow human beings like this. Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living. The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.
And if there’s anything to take away from this tragedy it’s the reminder that life is very fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it’s not the trivial things, which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately, it’s how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another. (Applause.)
Said to applause, no less, for the ultimate in blindness and denial. If we ever have the courage to hold up a mirror, we could, possibly,”understand what leads (someone or their state) to terrorize their fellow human beings like this”. Or we could simply ask Barack Obama and John Brennan and all the other wise administrators of executive branch assassination (maybe Thomas Aquinas can help).
I wonder if there will be even a fleeting moment when any one of our Death State warriors remember “that life is fragile”? Or will “terror Tuesday” go on tomorrow as scheduled?
Will anyone notice that we inflict the equivalent pain of an Aurora on “mothers and fathers … husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors” all over the worldalmost daily?
Will anyone wonder, even for a minute, about the racism, dehumanization, arrogance and incessant propaganda required to ignore state-sponsored terror resulting in civilian deaths outside of der homeland?