“Wipe away the blood” was the headline on the column by the New York Times’ Tom Friedman. I say, “Leave blood there forever.” Never let the site of the latest Boston massacre be anything but an ongoing, stark reminder to every American of the lives lost because two young males with seething hate against America can walk up to any given space, destroy human life and stroll away to their next task.
Let the blood stay. Let the blood now be the blood of the evildoers. Let the evildoers understand that their blood shall also be a reminder that we are willing to spill blood in order to spill their blood and we will not erase their blood ever, nor ours. We control the playing field. Blood will be our call to arms, whether it be ours or theirs. Don’t wipe it away. Every American must learn this lesson from viewing blood spilled, not from an empty space.
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