John Green Gets It.
“This shouldn’t happen in this country, or anywhere else, but in a free society, we’re going to be subject to people like this. I prefer this to the alternative.”
– John Green, father of nine-year-old Christina Green, who was killed in Saturday’s Tucson shootings.
After all the partisan, self-serving, asinine commentary of the last two days … bless John Green. What remarkable perspective, composure, and clear-thinking in the face of a grief that few of us can imagine. He doesn’t assign blame beyond the person who deserves it. There’s no call for new laws or new restrictions. No, “Who can we fault for not preventing this?” Just obvious grief, fond memories of his daughter, and an understanding that terrible things sometimes happen to good people. It’s enough to restore one’s faith in humanity.
I realize that the slime who rushed to wave the bloody shirt while it was still dripping are quite incapable of shame, but I hope that at least some of those who jumped on their bandwagon will read this and feel ashamed.