REBLOG THIS LIKE MAD!!!
Last night, 12 of our fellow human beings were killed, 71 were shot overall and 58 were seriously injured after a psychopathic individual opened fire on them during a midnight screening of the celebrated and much anticipated of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. This act of despicable violence against innocent people who were out enjoying themselves in the company of their friends and families, has weighed heavily upon all of our hearts. Although this event only affected a few hundred people on a physical level, the emotional and psychological effects of this tragic happening can be felt by each and every single one of us all over North America, and several neighbouring countries. We each have our feelings towards what has happened, our deepest anger, sadness and sorrow for the families of those who were senselessly killed, and for everyone else directly affected by this event.
What happened last night was an act of terrorism, an act of meaningless slaughter, with no affiliations, by a man with no motivations past seeing his name and face upon our television and computer screens, and to strike fear into the hearts of the many.This man claimed to be the Joker, the popular Heath Ledger character from The Dark Knight. This man wanted to scare us, he wanted us to be afraid to walk into cinemas for fear we would see the same tragic fate as the innocents murdered last night. He wants us to be afraid, he wanted to put fear in our hearts to create chaos amongst us, to panic us, and keep us in fear.
WE CANNOT LET THIS MAN WIN. This man is the evil we speak of in the world, he is a disgusting human being not worthy of that title. He is not the Joker, just another sicko with a gun in his hand, and murder and terror set in his mind. If we continue to speak his name, if we make a continuous trending topic out of his name, if we don’t go to the theatre, and if we are afraid…he will win. His mission will be accomplished. He will have succeeded in creating the fear he wanted to put in our hearts with this vicious act of terrorism. We cannot let him win, we must be strong. WE MUST RISE UP. We must stay strong, we must remain united. We must remain fearless, We must remain powerful. Do not usher his name, do not let him see that he has gained popularity. Yes, our media outlets will talk about him, but if you are not a part of one, do not speak his name. Instead tag anywhere on the internet #RIPJESSICA, so that the mother of this madman can have her deceased daughter remembered instead. Go to the theatre, see the films you wish to see, including The Dark Knight Rises. Don’t live in fear, sadness or anger, be strong, be vigilant, and keep hope that where there is bad, where there is darkness in this world, there is good..there is light. WEAR BLUE TO REMEMBER THOSE WE LOST, AND THOSE WHO ARE WOUNDED. Keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayer, your hearts and mind. Put your flags at half-staff a another token of remembrance. Share the above graphics, spread them on twitter, facebook, GetGlue, Google+, tumblr…anywhere and everywhere you can where others can see them. Get them put on shirts and wear them proudly in remembrance of our fallen ones. STAND UP TO THIS EVIL.
STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM. STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO WALK THE STREETS WITHOUT FEAR. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHT TO WALK INTO A THEATRE AND NOT BE IN FEAR OF BEING SHOT AND KILLED. STAND UP, AND DO NOT LET THE EVIL PUT YOU IN FEAR OF IT, DO NOT LET IT PUSH YOU AROUND. STAND UP TO REMEMBER THOSE WE LOST, ALL 12 INNOCENT VICTIMS. STAND UP AND KEEP THE OTHER 58 WOUNDED, AND THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGIC EVENT IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. STAND UP AND DON’T LET THIS MAN WIN. DO NOT SPEAK OF HIM. DO NOT FEAR HIM, AND DO NOT LET HIM PUT FEAR INTO YOUR HEARTS. DO NOT LET MAKE HIM OUT TO BE ANYTHING MORE THAN A PSYCHOPATHIC KILLER. DO NOT GIVE IN, DO NOT SHOW WEAKNESS, FORE WE ARE STRONGER THAN THIS.
Stand tall. Keep your chins up. Hold your heads high, and be unafraid, because so long as we stick together, so long as we stand united..we can overcome this evil. We can rise above this, we can prove to the world that we are strong. So join me in doing so, join me in showing the rest of the world what we can do when we stand together and fight for what we believe in.