Saturday, June 3, 2017
My Thoughts are With London
I offer condolences to those affected by these appalling attacks--violence is not signal but noise. It wreaks confusion and sorrow and anger, it can end lives and take away solace, but it can not build. It can not create. And it can not endure. Following on after the attack in Manchester, there may be those who believe that divisive, segregating, punitive acts need to be done against people of a certain faith or ethnic background to bring an end to this senselessness and hurt. But bigotry is no cure for bigotry, and violence is no cure for violence, and injury against innocents is no corrective answer to violence against innocents. There is only justice against those who did this monstrosity, and letting others know they can never win against free, strong people. Terrorism is a dead end. The greatest revenge against it is carrying on.