Apparently, this is 'tragic'.
This is predictable. This is idiotic. This is undoubtedly sad.
But tragic? Really? First world problems in my book.
Let me list what is truly tragic:
- cuts to funding for state education in the UK
- NHS mismanagement and associated fallout(s)
- lack of clarity regarding Brexit plans and EU workers' statuses
- political party elected officials who couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery
- an orange wotsit cheeto as head of the 'free world' who defies any logic
- people discriminated against by their colour/faith/gender/sexuality/origin/anything-else-you-might-find-offensive-or-disagreeable
- refugees fleeing desperate situations through no fault of their own
- gratuitous misogyny enshrined in law
- most news involving the latest 'alternative facts' or associated perverted spin
Maybe the silver lining is that such a sycophantic headline will make others, too, take stock and realise what really should be capturing their attention... and possibly spur them on to action.
Do something. Take a view and be informed. Make a stand.
But do me a favour.
Don't call such a situation 'tragic'.
Regrettable, yes. Tragic, no.
We all have choices.
Make yours wisely.