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Of Politics and Tragedy

The shooting made me think of this.

The shooting made me think of this quote.

I’ll preface this by saying that I’m sorry. I don’t think any written word can convey how horrible the shooting that took place in Connecticut is. Any attempt at eloquence, at some emotional connection, just won’t do. I’m sorry. Take this post with a grain of salt – I know nothing can make up for what’s happened.

As humans, we react to tragedy. We rally around the flag, we post and share our sorrow and sympathy on social networks, we try to help if we can.

The next day, this feeling of altruism starts to fade. Days later, we begin to forget.

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