Quit Piling On about the “Bowling Green Massacre”!

That’s very good advice. After all, everybody makes mistakes, and this time, mirabile dictu, it was even admitted, eventually.

So shouldn’t we forgive and forget, show compassion, and move on?? I mean, it’s become an indelible part of our history now.

Yes, this is all excellent advice, which I fully intend to follow.

Starting tomorrow.

But today, I can resist anything but temptation. Even this tender admonition failed to  move me:

I mean, after all: if they had a candlelight memorial right there at the site Thursday night, can we do any less, in our own feeble way?

And offer tribute to the way the heart-stopping live coverage brought out the very best in our finest media veterans . . .

Including the incredible coverage of the work of the first responders . . .

How could we not join with the others in their tributes?

And the selfless rush to bring aid to survivors and families:

Let’s join the chorus that demands swift and determined justice for those responsible:

And cheer on the local historians who have important tragic details to add:

So, sure. Tomorrow all this goes down the Memory Hole. But fear not — another week also starts tomorrow. And I’m sure they’re ready for us.

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Quit Piling On about the “Bowling Green Massacre”!”

  1. My old-time printer typographical self admires the creativity and moving historical narration of whoever made that bronze plaque. Maybe s/he could create one to mark the spot where I as a valiant Quaker breathed my last, in Suffering for Truth.

  2. If Superman were to go astray, there’s Kryptonite.

    For dogma-bound religions, there’s Autonomite.

    For alt-Right Fake News, there’s … Humorite? 🙂

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