However this post is not about that. It's about this man, Richard Martinez. He asked to meet with the father Peter Rodger of the alleged killer Elliot Rodger. They embraced, the talked they planned.
"He's a father. I'm a father. He loved his son. I love my son. His son died . My son died." They plan to work together to make sure this doesn't happen again.
This is such a magnificent example of how far ahead of the general population Richard Martinez is, as a human being, as father, as a man. To be this understanding, to be able to strip things back so much that you can see this for what it is. Two dead young men- I think that is so astounding. To be able to do that, so soon after it happened too. This is an example of humanity. This is a man who should be a role model. This is who we should look to as an example of how to behave, how to live our lives. He didn't choose to blame or hate. He chose to embrace this man, this father who is also a victim.
I don't think I could do that. I like to think that I could but if I am really honest.... I just don't know.