One thing I've written extensively about -- here and elsewhere -- is keeping perspective amidst terror attacks, comparing the tragic deaths that occur to how many hundreds of deaths there are EVERY DAY -- every single day -- in the United States alone because of guns and cars. The day of the attack, the day after, and then also the day after that...and after that, every day the following week, every day the following month, and year. And year after year after year after year. It doesn't lessen the sadness and tragedy of the attack, just puts it in perspective.
John Oliver address this point, though in a very different way. And given that this is John Oliver -- wonderfully. And at times hilariously.
(I'm surprised that the one thing he left out was how Britain reacted as a nation during the time it actually was under siege, during the Battle of Britain with Hitler's bombing during WWII. And even then, from all accounts, England went on pretty admirably.)
My only complaint is that it's only 2-1/2 minutes.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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