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  1. Thanks, Grace. It is heartening to find this reblogged here for the eyes of 53 followers and untold numbers of other readers. Thanks for being the first to kick-start the possibility of making it go viral. A flag like this can, among other things, be a way for all of us feeling so helpless to at least express unity and compassion for those directly suffering these horrors. -Dennis (The Balsamean)

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  2. I am for it. There should be a symbol that those who perished will always be honored, remembered and celebrated. That they will serve as heroes and a light for us to face our fears. It is time to come together with one heart full of courage, love and compassion. My thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

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    • Thanks Island Traveler. Pass it on . . . I read a post the other day from Morgan Freeman. He stressed turning off your TV, stop reading the newspaper and don’t give these killers the media attention they desperately want. They are not our heroes yet the media treats them as such. The heroes are those that lost their lives. The heroes are the families that have to suffer their losses and continue on with their lives.

      Here’s the text from the post:
      It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

      CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

      You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”

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      • Yay for Morgan Freeman. Always did like him.

        “Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this …”

        They won’t have to top this to change the news media focus. Just get Donald Trump to die his hair pink and frizz it up into an Afro or Mohawk, tomorrow, and 20 dead kids are old news.

        This is one use of the flag. I don’t want to forget, and it gives others an easy way to keep the memorial alive.

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