To the Editor,

The flag did not kill. Nor the gun itself. Hate did. Those most intimately affected by the tragedy chose to use the goodness of their faith to overcome their pain and to find peace. A testament of true compassion. Others immediately busying themselves with condemning or defending the flag and not immediately affected chose, and are still choosing to continue the hate by posting attacks on this or that, which in most cases have nothing to do with killings. It has become for them another vehicle to show their inability to move beyond their selfish agendas.

And they parade the corpses of nine innocents in trying to achieve that end.

So be it.

The shame of it all shall continue as long as they keep it it going. And it will be not be on anyone but them.

That is the real tragedy.

It is not about a flag.

Alan Fox,