Englehart’s View by Bob Englehart
A pressure cooker. That’s what the Boston Marathon bomb was made of. Something as domestic and peaceful as a pressure cooker can be turned into a dangerous killing device. Certainly, the cynical gun owners will demand we outlaw pressure cookers as a joke, but you know what, gunslinger? Your license to carry wouldn’t have helped Monday. Your gun collection locked away in your gun safe at home would not have helped you on the streets of Boston. You good guys with guns need to shoot bad guys with guns. The bad guy in Boston probably had a cellphone.
There’s a movement afoot on Facebook to wear purple for Boston. I say we wear purple for everybody. Wear purple for understanding, for peace, for community, human dignity and human kindness. The Boston Marathon bombing caused a moral injury. A moral injury is a transgression of deep belief in how to treat others. The only thing that can fix a moral injury is moral healing, and that starts with each of us.