A LIST OF THOUGHTS AS NEWS BREAKS ABOUT ORLANDO

  1. The largest mass shooting in US history will have a ripple effect on thousands and thousands of family members and loved ones and of course the victims themselves.
  2. It will cause anguish and heartbreak and the mental and emotional scars created will last through entire lifetimes.
  3. There will be medical costs, psychic costs, and it will expose even more bigotry writ large from hateful groups and people.
  4. It will be a mirror for everything beautiful and terrible about our country.
  5. It will also change nothing.
  6. 50 people is not enough. The 133 mass shootings so far in 2016 are not enough. The 5900 + killings by gun violence so far this year are not enough, nor are the 1,200+ injuries.
  7. This is just another tragedy full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
  8. I'm very sad today, and ashamed to be an American.
  9. ❤️ and strength to Orlando, especially to the loving, strong, and awesome LGBT community there.