Thank you Joan. We should not remain silent.
Thanks Joan! The time that silence was golden is long past...
With too little empathy I'm sociopathic.
With too much empathy I'm ?????
I needed some time to think on it.
With too much empathy I'm wanting the world to do something else for a while.
And dammit, it usually doesn't.
Let me understand if I read you correctly. You want the world to do something else than think for a while. Is that what you mean?
Joan, I want the world to do something that differs from what it has been doing.
Fact is, you can be QUITE polite ... though NOT silent ... by following Mr. Moore's example here. And he is absolutely right: we've been decoupled from the horror of the immediate aftermath of these shootings. Though there has been outcry and a lot of it, it has been in response to the event itself and not The Direct Evidence of the event. That is thought to be too gruesome, too horrifying for public view.
To that, I say that it is time for the public news media to grow a thicker skin, to be willing to face what the NRA doesn't want us to see - The Truth, even as Moore states - and ACT ON IT.
I agree Loren but society has to much fear of those in power to expose it,
Fear is what holds battered women and children, and even men, from thinking and acting in ways that solve problems. Fear is what enables one person to submit instead of stand up. Fear is what sends one nation to war against another. Fear is what binds our minds and actions to do the known and familiar and suffer the consequences.
We are grown up and can learn how to think and act through fear.
Some of us are grown up. Some of us are not.
Evil exist when good men do nothing
And good triumphs when evil folk do nothing.