Monday, November 16, 2015

The Sad World

This must be how the world feels right about now...

It's because it's been that kind of a weekend.

Wait, it's been that kind of the week.  You do know that there were 2 huge terrorist attacks last week, right (in Lebanon and France)? And let's not leave out that Russian plane blowing up in the sky a couple of weeks ago.

Man. It's been that kind of month

But I think it is just this type of thing happening in "western" civilization that has everyone O_O. And rightfully so. This, like the 9/11 tragedy, is on our doorstep and in our face. We can't ignore it. It is brutal and sudden. It makes us sits up and take notice.

Some countries deal with such ratchetness and tragedy on a daily basis. And we look at it and say... oh, that's sad. Then we go on about our business.

I am always amazed (and thankful) that this type of thing doesn't happen here in the USA. Do you know how great it is to go about your day and not have to worry about attacks? I think we take it for granted.

But when it happened in Paris, there is the thought that it can happen here, too.  That is scary and something to think about.

I'm not sure that we will have a peaceful world. I don't think there has ever been a time when the world was peaceful. The only reason it is ratcheted up is because everything is now caught on film. Everything. And in recent years, we have social media. That has changed everything too.

I think we should just strive to find peace within ourselves. That is my goal, anyway.  That's probably even one of the roots of the problem.

And that is all I have to say about that.


  1. It may not be out and out terrorism but don't forget what's happening on some of the college campuses and schools here in the U.S. We are kind of jaded about the campus shootings that happen now but it is a kind of terrorism. I'm just sayin'. The violence doesn't happen much in the general public areas but it is happening. Oh yeah, military bases, don't forget. Stuffs going on Ladylee, don't take safety for granted.

    Remember that story you wrote about the person in the restaurant with the bomb under their seat? Fiction, I know but with the kids playing all these violent, war/killem' up games, that stuff is bound to translate into the real world with some people not caring about human life.

    I'm just talking. You have not received a comment in a bit and I thought I'd "communicate".


    1. Whiste on the play, BOP. They've ruled most of the domestic terror mess that goes on here as...simple cases of mental illness. Sigh.


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