Not to take away from the tragedy in Pittsburgh, but it is a remarkable & altogether disturbing dissonance that the lives of white people in the US, Paris, London, Amsterdam are mourned around the world while there is complete silence about or only episodic attention to the millions lost through war, occupation, & genocide in Palestine, Kashmir, Burma, the Philippines, China, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya. Aren’t they human beings too? Aren’t their lives as precious & their survivors as bereft?