Cold Cynicism

Nearly a billion dollars?

The picture of jubilant family members embracing struck me as being more indicative of celebrating not having to worry about money for the rest of their lives than being some sort of continuing vindication of their children’s deaths. I’m sorry.

Some will ask, “Haven’t these families suffered enough? Don’t they deserve recompense?” Sure, within reason. But suffering has a shelf life. You can only milk your sadness for so long before it starts to look like a variation on ambulance chasing, a hunt for a cash cow in the form of some low-brow, low hanging fruit like Alex Jones.

Message sent, I guess. There’s always a message to be sent in hopes of some lesson being learned. It’s never about the money…

It’s difficult to believe that it’s not about the money, or that they’ll see anything near that settlement amount.

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