Newtown

I haven't had time to read the paper or watch the news this past week, but I keep catching bits and pieces of the Newtown shooting which only make me sad and angry. Sad, of course, because it's an absolutely devastating tragedy, and angry because of the hateful and self-serving "journalism" that's pouring out all over the place. I think the best statement that can be made is simply: the world needs more love, more kindness, and more compassion.

Many of the op-eds I've read are steeped in self-righteousness, written by people whose purported bias-free "rationality" makes those who disagree with them "complicit in the murder of children." I disagree strongly with those who would reduce a complex problem to a single issue. And I leave you with this:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-Martin Luther King