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Old 05-10-2019, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
I don't think it is so much how much time is elapsed, as the venue. Turning a vigil into a rally is kind of crass.
Generally true. But when a problem gets big enough, and I think with attacks on schools we've gotten to that point, the elephant at the vigil is everyone is shocked (because it's still shocking, thankfully) but nobody is truly surprised anymore. We all know the next one is already in the mail, we just don't know where it's been sent.

So with that, it can be reasonably argued NOT turning a vigil into a rally to prevent more vigils is the shameful course. The dead kids, they're not victims anymore. They're casualties in a one-sided war.

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