A time for everything. A time for shock. A time for grief, a time to seek answers.
by Martin Harris 19/3/19
A few days ago this author wrote a personal reactionary piece on the mosque shootings with a follow-up naming the victims whose lives were cut short.
The author made a couple of statements that he still stands by. “Here I remain”. and when faced with the aftermath of evil acts I shall shed my tears as any empathic human being should, then pick myself up and get on with the job. I also promised not to display gruesome imagery, show any disrespect to the victims, nor give any sensationalist publicity to the killer. I shall not do so.
Over the past few days, however, I have watched in revulsion as supposed human beings have continued to share the “live stream” and feed The Beast that thrives on these things. To them I say:
How would you feel if it were your family being slaughtered and the images spread around the internet for entertainment? Hang your heads in shame.
I have also seen some items from the Alt Media that are dreadfully misinformed and weave facts with speculations without discrimination. I will not give them space here.
There have, however, been a number of very relevant questions asked and points raised, and over the past few days I have been quietly mulling these over, and attempting to make sense of these elements in the context of events in Christchurch over the past few years (and globally, for that matter), and in doing so, try to find some logical, coherent answers.
If you came here expecting religious or cultural bigotry, or a tirade of hatred, you will not find it. Nor will you find ill-conceived or hastily concocted “conclusions”.
The Mainstream Media reports the murderer as a Right Wing extremist. Which seems logical enough. Some Alt. Media sources claim otherwise. Even suggesting the opposite, or that the killer is a blend of far Right and far Left. What are we to make of such claims?
Let’s see if we can make some sense of all this.
…which will take time and patience!