Saturday, 8 January 2011


I am saddened, angered, frustrated, and confused about political violence in so many lands.

An American Congresswoman was shot today in Arizona.  Many prominent  political leaders in the U.S.A. have condemned this outrage, as well they should. 

This shooting illustrates that our democracy (and our ability to engage in civil discourse)  has very shallow roots.

But, in the absence of others, I ask you to note this:

That a nine year old girl was killed in this murderous rampage.

She was nine years old.

I cannot even begin to share the grief of her parents

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