For Boston

April 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Another bombing here. Another shooting there. We call these horrible acts of violence unthinkable, but we’re lying. We watch them in the movies. They’re described to us in pornographic detail by newscasters and politicians. We think the unthinkable, constantly.

The last 12 years, we’ve been instructed to prepare for acts of terror and imminent danger. Are any of us truly shocked when it happens? Again? Or are we just tired, and hurt, and sad?

Do we have any hope that these are going to slow down, or stop? Of course not. Why should we? More fear more surveillance more alienation more despair more hate more shootings more bombings.

“There is hope, an infinite amount of hope, but not for us.” — Franz Kafka


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