Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Buffalo and Texas

Two particularly heinous shootings: a racially motivated shooting in Buffalo and a massacre at an elementary school in Texas.

An elementary school.

It's just so sickening.

It makes me want to hide my head in the sand. I mean, it's just impossible to comprehend.

And each of these, one today, the other ten days ago, are just the tip of the iceberg of American gun violence.

I don't know what to say or think or do. People like Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords, and others are doing heroic work to address this issue. I admire them all. 

I went to my favorite place to find an image for this post (Amplifier). This artwork makes me feel better and reminds me that we all have a responsibility to reimagine the epidemic of American gun violence . . . and other difficult problems. It's our only choice. Not giving up.

Copied from The New Yorker: “Don’t listen to those who . . . say that this is an impossibly hard, or even particularly complex, problem,” Adam Gopnik wrote, a decade ago, about gun control. “Summoning the political will to make it happen may be hard. But there’s no doubt or ambiguity about what needs to be done.”

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