A loving father has lost his daughter, a husband his wife – his companion, and the children their mother – the heart bleeds.
But also sad, is how in the acuteness of the pain, we let our baser instinct forth – the need for a villain, the personal animosities, the mob behavior. How we grab the bloodied rag as our banner of righteousness to wave and proclaim our just cause.
It is God’s will.
Palin’s bull-eyes brought to fruition
A treasonous Democrat – anti-immigrant, voted against Pelosi
All of these sentiments and worse I have personally seen. Is there any truth? Is this a case where part of the fact misleads the whole? I reminded of the story of the blind men and the elephant.
I recall a rule about current events called the 48-hour rule. The premise is that much of the information that comes out early is just wrong. WAIT.
Take a step back – then back again and a deep breathe. All is not as it seems. Let the bloody flag lay.
If you know me, you may think, “What a fucking hypocrite.” As a person, I am not without my flaw. HA! What an understatement. Well, I try to learn even if the lessons do not take.
From what little I have seen Jared Lee Loughner, the assassin, is a paranoid schizophrenic with anti-government delusions: (Ever noticed how assassin have 3 names?)
In the end this is all that is certain:
A loving father has lost his daughter, a husband his wife – his companion, and the children their mother.
Addendum: As I write this Gabrielle Giffords appears to be hanging on to life – good new. (Ah – that which I knew for certain, is not.) Unfortunately, others have lost theirs in the mayhem.