I didn’t intend on writing about the events in Aurora, Colorado – I also wasn’t sure I could add anything to the discussion. Then I found that S.E. Cupp pretty much wrote was I was thinking:
Evil is difficult to deconstruct. It’s unpredictable and manifests in unimaginable ways, often more horrifying than anything fiction could invent. And evil acts are nearly impossible to prevent: Holmes is hardly the first psychopath to wreak havoc on our shared sense of security. He won’t be the last, either….
Our political institutions try to make sense of senseless evil by, again, looking to hand down broad and indiscriminate punishments, and promising more oversight, better regulations and increased transparency.
But the debate over gun control that inevitably stirs after a tragedy like Aurora is just as ineffective at dealing with unmitigated evil.
That’s because evil will find a way.