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“Babe, I shot the kids'”…
I wasn’t going to talk or blog about the above quote or tragedy, when a few days ago, a young mother in Texas, fatally shot her 2 daughters.
I wasn’t going to blog about the NYC terrorist attack, on Halloween.
Not because they don’t matter. All these tragic multiple fatalities whether they origin from human or other natural disasters, they ALL matter.
But here I go again, or more like here we go again, as a society, not even a month has gone by, not even a week has gone by, another tragic massacre occurred today, where a man shot and killed over 26 people and another 20+ were wounded, in a church, in a small town outside of San Antonio, Texas.
Is this just going to be our new normal? Not just nationally but globally? People will be randomly massacred, in their workplaces, schools, social gatherings, hospitals and places of worship to name of few, with NO end in sight?
I’m heartbroken for the victims and survivors of all these tragedies. I’m heartbroken for those who have to worry that it’s becoming a more clear and present danger that more innocent people will die, including those we love and ourselves, that this will become an epidemic.
I, obviously, lack the qualifications necessary to take this on, other than hoping to start a dialogue by blogging about these tragedies and I don’t have it in me, to address each and every single one of them, even though they matter to me, like they matter to so many and they really should matter to everyone.
But the one thing that I actually CAN do and hopefully by saying what I have, when discussing repeatedly about mental health/domestic terror issues that cause fatalities in others, is to be very CLEAR that we cannot become numb or apathetic, because it’s too scary to have to think about it happening to so many innocent lives being lost for so many different reasons.
Because it’s too scary to think, that the reality is, it’s becoming more apparent that this could happen to someone we love, where they are murdered in a massacre of any kind.
Or in a domestic situation. Or due to road rage. Or the many reasons that factor into these tragedies, that seem like they are not within the realm of our control.
Apathy can work wonders when hatred leads to hateful words that harm others.
Apathy cannot help, when it comes to hatred that causes someone to ACT in a manner that causes harm or death.
My sympathies and prayers go out to all the victims and their families and friends so tragically effected by all these tragedies and the tragic massacre that took place, today at First Baptist.
Note: At the time this blog is being published, the mass murderer/domestic terrorist, has just been identified, although his motives are unknown.
I’m kindly asking, if a dialogue should take place, as a result of this blog, I realize that he used guns to commit this horrific tragedy, but I choose to identify him a different way, not just the “Texas Church Shooter”.
As I believe that it’s getting people NO WHERE, where if the only dialogue people are capable are having is ONLY based upon gun control when it comes to these heinous acts.
And instead of talking about the victims, people are digitally verbally eviscerating one another based upon weapons and too much attention is placed on the murderers, and NOT the victims themselves or the need to talk about WHY people are commiting these tragedies versus HOW, let alone on prevention, IF they are preventable.
So if that’s the only type of dialogue people choose to have with this blog, please do so, somewhere else. Thanks.
Editorial note: Blog published on 11-5-2017