I quickly and instinctively drew this flag in response to the 13 November 2015 Paris incidents, with the following note:
Regardless the culprit(s) and his or their affiliation(s).
I reacted in much the same way as an immediate response to last summer’s Nice incident – and then some.
But you know, we can’t go on like that every time a police officer is killed in every country we know of, much as we sympathise, seeing as how police killings very much belong to the order of the day – and for a number of reasons.
Confident that police officers gave their lives elsewhere, too, yesterday, I regret that they did, but we need to let go of this faux and effortless concern, unless we feel obliged to award the perps the attention they seek, and continue to fuel the conflict, of course.