tragedy in Norway. Currently the death toll stands at 92, with over 80 of those being children gunned down at a summer camp by a guy dressed as a police officer. Now I have plenty of thoughts about the fact that because this guy is white, no one seems to be calling him a terrorist, but I'll save that for later.
Now I'd just like to say that this day is probably akin to 9/11 in Norway, except there won't be tons of Americans waving Norwegian flags or leaving flowers and posters at embassies and consulates. And that saddens me. As we approach the 10th anniversary of a terrible day in our history, where the world stood with us and we are so insulated as a nation, people care more about the NFL season going through, much less thinking of outward displays of solidarity with the people of Norway.
Well I was there at 9/11. I dug through the pile and I stood down there and remember all of it. And I remember the English Bobbies of the Met lined up in full dress uniform to pay respects, and firehouses all over the world draped in black bunting. And I want to tell Norway, that today I am Norwegian, and I am with you. You are not alone and we do remember our friends.
God bless you. You'll get through this. We always do.