. Excusing Evil A peaceful protest just took place, and some unlucky people died. Hamas just wanted more air space where at-risk kids could paraglide. As their kids soared, they saw a crowd, and they were frightened to their core. The pulsing music was so loud, it brought past trauma to the fore. Their lives at stake, or so they thought, they landed with their weapons drawn. In all the panic, they forgot that no one had their safety on. Somehow, each trigger finger slipped, because each kid was terrified. So, bullets flew and then blood dripped, in what some called a genocide. But that’s a xenophobic lie, since clearly each kid felt quite glum. They helped each girl who didn’t die by bringing them back to their slum. *** Excusing evil just brings more when evil has no consequence. At some point there is always war Against those lacking common sense. . . Warren Bonham is a private equity investor who lives in Southlake, Texas.