Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Take on Orlando

After Paris people changed their Facebook pictures, after Brussels they did the same but after Orlando, I wonder how many people will do it to show solidarity with a community in shock.   The issue is exactly what I feared, this would be seen as their tragedy and not ours in much the same way that gang killings in the inner city is seen as their problem.   People don't want to be confronted with horror, so we all quickly compartmentalize, but that coping mechanism is quickly seen as indifference and in many ways it is.   
But what is the most complicated is that this is not something that happened to them, it happened to us.   We don't choose tragedy, if chooses us.   Time to turn your Facebook profile pictures to an American Flag, preferably one with rainbow stripes held by Mickey Mouse 

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