Friday, July 20, 2012

Colorado tragedy

I feel this day cannot go by without saying something. We at Mormon Geeks are both shocked and saddened at this horrific tragedy that happened last night in Aurora Colorado. I personally was at a midnight screening of Dark Knight Rises with two dear friends and can't imagine what it would've been like to have been thrown into such real terror. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
Something that I want to say though is that now is not the time for fear. Our world will always be full of mad men who will kill and maim for their own sake, and it is the fear that they want. The only way to truly beat them is to show that they do not rule us, and that power is never found at the end of a gun. This is a theme Christopher Nolan explores in his Batman series, that good people do not cower before evil.
I want to say that if you haven't seen Dark Knight Rises yet and are now questioning weather or not to see it, I say do it. Don't let this man win by spreading fear and chaos. For just under a century movies have been a way for us to escape into other worlds of fantasy and beauty, to set down ourselves for just a moment and be swept away in an adventure, mystery, tragedy, romance, or comedy. Don't let him ruin that.

1 comment:

  1. Well, put. Fear is evils bread and butter and the second we relinquish our hold on it evil has no hold on us. Thanks Joe