July 7, 2015 by David K. Sutton
Ignore The Resolute Voices Of Regression
Some might see it as a noble refrain to say we shouldn’t use a tragedy to advance a political agenda (e.g. guns, confederate flag). But, it shouldn’t always be seen that way. First, this notion assumes all political agendas are equally sincere and rational, when we know this to be false. Some agendas are immensely more honorable than others. Second, it may be a nice notion to believe human beings can always solve big problems and address major issues (including human rights violations) when far removed from adversity and calamity, but unfortunately we mere human beings are more imperfect than we care to admit. Sometimes it is only in the wake of calamity, even when resolutely confronted by the voices of regression, that we are able to recognize and fix historical injustices.