December 14, 2020•162 words
Who was responsible for what happened to Randy Weaver's family? The overreacting government? The FBI for setting him up? The U.S. Martials who killed his 14-year-old son? Randy, for spending time with neo-Nazis, for hoarding guns, for not showing up in court? The media, for blowing it out of proportion? Randy's wife, for not curbing her paranoid tendencies? The snipers who killed her?
Who was responsible for the catastrophe?
Maybe you're making small, seemingly benign choices that are setting up your family up for suffering and tragedy. Maybe you're willfully blind, or not as morally upright as you could be, maybe you indulge your worst, most extreme tendencies.
Maybe you're making compromises, maybe you're scared, maybe you're incompetent, maybe you'll find yourself shooting an unarmed woman in the head, or harming or killing someone because you're negligent.
Randy Weaver didn't know he was Randy Weaver.
There are a lot of people who are going down paths with tragic, avoidable endings. Maybe you're one of them.