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Indecency in the Wake of Terror

Updated on November 28, 2015

Words are often not enough to describe the pain a vast majority of us feel when a tragedy strikes our human as a whole. For me, any sort of terror attack committed anywhere in the world resonates in my mind for quite a time. I will often mourn and reflect on what is lost and consider how I could possibly help. Perhaps it is too much to hope the same reaction would appear among my fellow Americans. Today I have been exposed to a large number of comments, tweets, and posts regarding the Planned Parenthood shooting that have left me in awe. Too often I am presented with this idea that I should be tolerant and show compassion and understanding toward the religious, right winged bigots who so often demonstrate hate and corruption. These sorts of ideas and views, which you will find throughout this article, cannot go without reprimand.

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For those who aren't aware, I will provide the quick details on what unraveled Friday in Colorado. A gunman, whom I will not name as I refuse to lend any recognition to him for his deed, opened fire at the Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinic. This domestic terrorist killed two civilians and one police officer in a six-hour standoff.

Above you have one response to the attack. Words almost cannot express the pain I feel when I see things of this nature. It is all too similar to the comments made by Donald Trump regarding the lack of guns in France after the Paris attacks.

This one sticks out most to me because someone has now made a terrorist out to be a hero. When a group's ideology attributes a terror act to a heroic one, that is where the line must be drawn. All who have glorified this act in one way or another have lowered themselves to the same feeding-trough as the Islamic jihadists.

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Notice the popular symbol for the Tea Party is this person's profile image. Surprisingly. he manages to suggest the mass killing of females (by the numbers, Id say hes referring to those who terminate their pregnancies annually)

This just brings me to my point about how Republican fear-mongering has created this situation. The smear campaign that was spearheaded by Carly Fiorina, lead people to believe a video existed of a live fetus being taken out and harvested (or something like that) when in actuality that video is entirely fabricated and does not exist. This shooting is undoubtedly an unintended consequence of this slander against Planned Parenthood.

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I'll leave this last one here without much commentary.

It sickens me to see the way people are justifying this in their own minds. There is not, and never will be justification for terrorism.

I mourn those we have lost in this, and wish the best to those families and friends who have suffered as a result.

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      Paula 

      2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Roy, I see that you are relatively new here at HP and so I WELCOME you. After reading this powerful hub, it's clear to me you will prove to be an asset to our writing site. Superbly done, Roy.

      The simple part for me is to agree with your words and sentiments. However, because these tragedies are quite recent, I choose not to add a personal comment at this time. The burden of sadness, anger, fear & helplessness has become increasingly heavier than I am able to bear.

      The weight of sheer horror & disgust leaves me utterly speechless.

      Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us, Peace, Paula

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      Kylyssa Shay 

      2 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I've purposely avoided social media for the last few days because I knew some of the reactions to this domestic terrorist attack would be stomach turning.

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