from the not-a-good-sign dept
Let me be clear. I am angry. The few people who have spoken to me know this. I am angry that there are people in this world who could contemplate, let alone organize, plan, and carry out such a horrendous event. However, I am now scared. Scared about our priorities. Right now our priorites should be helping those who are suffering because of this mess. We should then work on ways to prevent this from ever happening again. Then we can talk about justice. The folks concentrating on revenge right now have their priorities screwed up. I am scared of the reports I am hearing. I am scared of people jumping to conclusions. I am scared of stereotyping. I am sickened by the numerous people I’ve heard or read blaming the US or their allies for causing this as well. There were some absolutely insane and mad things behind this. I cannot call them human beings. There are some sick and ignorant people cheering these events. They are ignorant. They don’t deserve to be destroyed either. Instead, I’m hearing ridiculous reports of people threatening and targeting completely innocent people. I understand that people are looking for folks to blame. That’s understandable. But, it’s not something that we need to focus on now. And, when we do look for those answers, it only creates additional harm and danger to generalize and stereotype any group of people. As one New Yorker stated, “In Manhattan, we aren’t in a state of war, we’re in a state of mourning”. There is no “right” solution on what to do about this. However, jumping to conclusions and making assumptions is only going to make the situation worse.