Friday, July 20, 2012

Denver Massacre

Hard to find words for such horror. Here are some who managed to find good ones:

Adam Gopnik
Alyssa Rosenberg

...may add more if I see more. (Not really looking that hard. It's too horrible.)


Update: What Michael Grunwald said:
...there is nothing wrong with politicizing tragedy... politics is about life and death and human suffering. At least that’s what it should be about. If advocates or experts or even politicians think their policy ideas can prevent the next Aurora—by preventing potential killers from obtaining guns, by making sure potential victims can carry guns, or by some other method—then by all means, now is the time to spread the word.... It’s telling that the people who get paid to analyze politics recoil at the notion that its practitioners should connect it to real-life pain. They think they’re covering a sport, an entertainment. But politics matters, because policies matter. “Obamacare” and “gay marriage” are not just issues that might play badly with swing voters or turn the tide in Virginia; they’re issues that affect people’s lives. Gun control and the Second Amendment are issues, too, and now seems like a pretty good time to talk about them.
Adam Serwer has some thoughts along the same lines. (Both via.)

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