When Idiots Attack: In Defense of Mourning Paul Walker

A lot of people are dying as I write this. I don’t get the people who post about why we mourn Paul Walker and not the many military men and women who die defending America. Paul Walker was a public figure. His life played out in the public eye. That’s why he is plastered everywhere. That doesn’t mean that people don’t care about soldiers dying or the driver of the car Paul was in for that matter. People die every second of the day. Many people are dying as I type. They are soldiers, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, actors, lawyers, doctors, homeless, rich, poor, human. Who they are or what they did in life doesn’t take away from the fact that death is sad and the people who live on feel that pain. If you know someone who has passed on whether they’re a soldier or not, feel free to plaster their picture all over Facebook. It wouldn’t bother me one bit as I would be sad and mourn for your loss no matter who the person was. A lot of people are dying as I type this all over the world. By the time I post this many more will die too. And more people as you read this. RIP Paul Walker and Peace be with all the people who will mourn the loss of someone they loved as you read this…


3 thoughts on “When Idiots Attack: In Defense of Mourning Paul Walker”

    1. The first thing I saw in My Facebook News Feed was another story about Paul Walker. The second post was from a friend who’s daughters troop leader died. There were some beautiful words about this person her family cared for. I offered my condolences to the friends and family of a person I don’t know personally. Not much different than the case with Paul Walkers death. It’s what people do; it’s normal. These people who try to invalidate a persons death to make a political point really need to take a hard look at themselves. I’m sure some of the people posting messages of mourning for Paul are American Soldiers. Paul Walker’s job as an actor was to provide entertainment that took away from the stark realities of the world we live in. As a former American Soldier, I can appreciate him for that.


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