Where to start with the New Zealand shooting
When I woke to the horrible story of the shooting in New Zealand this morning, there was a flash of sorrow for the human tragedy.
Then I read more news, including the extremist idiot’s manifesto and how it referenced all-too-familiar talking points from America’s Far Right like the 2nd Amendment and stories of how “They’re gonna take our guns!”
That caused a wave of rage in me, that my country, its corporate media, and my president are adding to the weight of this virulent hatred and violence. I don’t know how to stop it, and it hurts and burns.
But getting angry at anger, even stupid anger like this crap cricket of a human, may not be the best response. I never know.
But then I saw this, posted by a New Zealand friend. And it feels right. This is where we should start.