Quickly avert your eyes
April 17, 2013
I don’t agree with calls to not show the pictures of the gory aftermath of the explosions in Boston this week. It’s hard to look at and it shocks some people. If your kids run across it you might have some nightmares or some explaining to do.
This is what happened. And there were people in horrific pain, people horribly maimed and some people killed. Why should we be afraid to see this? We who gobble up violent video games and teevee shows and movies with glee.
Nobody is actually forcing you to look at it and to mull it over. You have the option of quickly looking away.
I think we should be viewing the graphic depictions of carnage from the wars we engage in too.
And also, capital crime executions should be on the nightly news.
Maybe, just maybe, we’d take our actions and inactions as a society a little more seriously if we all grappled intensely with the consequences.