The mass shooting was mind-bogglingly horrible.The shooter is still an enigma, perhaps mad, perhaps evil, perhaps both. The heroism of the many who tried to protect their fellow concertgoers was inspiring. The prayers and support for the survivors and the families of the dead, especially as exemplified by the people who lined up to give blood, is admirable. The politicization of the event is despicable.
I’ve been struggling to find the words to describe my unease and distaste for some of the reactions to the shooting, and a post at The Writer in Black does a better job than I probably can. After going through several examples of hate-filled comments on social media, the post concludes with these words—
Normally, at this point I would make some statement to sum up the post but…I got nothin’. There are just no words.
Read the whole thing.