A mother is still crying in Ferguson, Missouri tonight. There's no media coverage though. They are all in Charleston. Tomorrow, they will be somewhere else. Once the cameras get turned off, and the microphones put away, the story does not end. There is still a father crying in Ferguson, Missouri tonight.
There are children crying in Minneapolis tonight. There are dozens of young children walking the hallways of their school, and searching for a man that will never walk them again. There are still tears in Minneapolis tonight.
There are smoke and tears in Charleston tonight, There is rage and exposed indignity. There is corruption, and a systemic virus that we all pretended was over on July 2nd, 1964. The fight is not over. But tomorrow, the cameras will be gone, and there will still be tears, in Charleston.
With so many tears, it's amazing the entire establishment hasn't just been washed away, by a salt-water flood.
A Phyrric Victory is defined as "a victory that was gained at too great of a cost."