The Bombing

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A thoughtful and well spoken blog by Rebecca Hamilton.

Originally posted on Public Catholic:

We call it The Bombing.

We don’t use qualifiers about the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building, or Oklahoma City. Anytime you utter the words The Bombing around these parts, everyone in hearing distance will know what and when you mean.

We also don’t talk about it much. This monstrous event knocked us flat as a community. It re-focused our fight away from the everyday conflicts that engaged us before it happened. Anger and rage were an indulgence we couldn’t afford. We had people to save and lives to rebuild and only so much emotional gas to do it with.

The bombing was mass murder. What happened in Denver was mass murder.

Mass murder is not entertainment.

The Colorado tragedy is on every news show, even though there’s no news to report. They are analyzing and pontificating, all without data, like so many useless hamsters in their respective cages. The…

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