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Don’t Turn the New Zealand Attack Into a Political Tool

As the world mourns the deaths of over 40 innocent people in New Zealand, of course the next question is why did this happen? What kind of sickness would compel someone to take so many lives?

The right response in this moment is unified condemnation and support for the people of New Zealand.

The WRONG response is to use this tragedy as a POLITICAL TOOL.

The shooting suspect (we won’t mention his name because he doesn’t deserve the notoriety) is clearly an unhinged, extremist lunatic who doesn’t represent ANY group of people. His racist and hateful thoughts and actions are his own.

Don’t give the murderer WHAT HE WANTS!

This monster’s GOAL was to spark division and spur a civil war – anyone who uses his doctrine as reason to fuel division is doing HIS DIRTY WORK.

HE WINS.

Don’t give him any such victories. Right now, it’s time to be human. We were stronger in unity after 9/11.

The RIGHT response is the opposite of the flames he hoped to stoke: UNITY.

Some in America are already ridiculously trying to make this tragedy about President Trump. DON’T LET THEM. 

Portraying the suspect as a “Trump supporter” is not only irresponsible because it assigns blame to someone who had nothing to do with this, but it takes the focus off of the victims and their families.

Don’t let the media make this about Trump. Don’t let the Left make this about Trump.

That a deranged man propped up Trump in his mind as something he is not does not reflect in any way on the president himself or the country he leads.

None of us can control what crazy people do. None of us should have to live according to some lunatic’s delusions.

Now is the time to COME TOGETHER to condemn terrorism and extremism and anyone unstable or evil enough to take innocent lives.

Many make fun of “thoughts and prayers” these days, but that is exactly what is needed in trying times like these.

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