Sunday, January 9, 2011

Some things just aren't okay

In light of the weekend tragedy in Arizona, one of my favorite bloggers (a UU pastor in Massachusetts) wrote, "In a world where all of us are interconnected, there is no such thing as a lone gunman."

I know many people who are big fans of Sarah Palin who would never advocate real violence but who are completely unfazed by the war-related and gun-related rhetoric. I've never understood it and now I really don't. I'll just leave you with this quote:

“Sarah Palin has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district and when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there are consequences to that action.” - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

1 comment:

Janet said...

I agree with that quote. It makes me think of a common confession of sin in our church that asks forgiveness for "sins done on our behalf." I am actively asking myself today the question of how am I supporting in any way systems that promote destructive rhetoric, even simply by tuning into certain radio stations or television channels.