What does the tragedy around Mayor Ed Murray say about us?
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, again, denied allegations of rape and molestation Friday afternoon.
Many will never believe him, even if he is found to be innocent of everything claimed in the charging documents. His reputation is forever damaged.
Let’s assume that he did nothing wrong. That’s a tragedy. You may hate the mayor, but he is a human being and his life has, in a way, been ruined. You would have to be a callous and cynical person to celebrate that.
Let’s assume now that he is guilty. That’s a tragedy as well. His actions have destroyed the life of a then young man, now an adult. A young man who put his trust in a father figure. That trust would have been violated in the worst possible manner.
It’s an awful situation, no matter what.
So if you’re amongst those who are so full of hate towards Mayor Ed Murray, and you’re glad these charges came to light (as countless of folks on Twitter seem to be) — you’re celebrating a tragedy.
What does that say about you?