Saturday, June 20, 2015

I have no words

I tried, but just couldn’t find any words to comment about the murder of black people inside their church in Charleston, SC, by a racist young white man. It turns out that Jon Stewart (video above) said what I was thinking, too. Pretty much exactly.

See also: The Washington Post has published a transcript of Stewart's monologue.

I also was struck by the clearly pained President Obama (video below), who knew several people in that church, including victims. Today he made some more remarks about the shooting (VIDEO – the link is cued to the point where he begins speaking about it, which lasts 7 or 8 minutes).

I have nothing more to add right now—I have no words.


rogerogreen said...

Whereas I have a LOT of words, but they are a jumbled mess, so far...

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

Well, yes—that's far more accurate. I couldn't find the right way to arrange all the words, and still can't.