We are all sharing this time specific time on earth together. So I know I can’t be the only one that is incredibly sad and overwhelmed that hate and carnage have been normalized, rationalized, and even defended.
Not once in my youth did I ever think this very real and present horror we live in would be our ‘future’, and that someday my own children would know no other way.
Aliens? Still waiting.
Global epidemic? If you don’t count ourselves, okay.
But this?! This is far worse.
I hear ranting and raving about 2nd amendment rights, I hear that if it wasn’t a gun it would be a knife or a bomb, which may very well be true if guns weren’t so damn easy to get.
But last time I checked bombs are not widely available and some a-hole isn’t chucking ninja stars out of a thirty-second story room killing 59 people and injuring over 500.
There isn’t some huge black-ops military coming to take away all our freedoms, because we already give it over willingly on a daily basis.
I am by no means anti-gun, but I do think it should be much more difficult for me to get a gun than it is to get adequate healthcare.
I love this country, but I am absolutely appalled at what it has become. What we, the people, have become…
If it isn’t another senseless act of gun violence, it is one group of people trying to trump another groups rights, for there own.
It is calling a peaceful protest unpatriotic and disgraceful and turning a blind eye when men wearing our flag as leisure wear march under a fascist flag that others died fighting against, a generation ago.
It is vehemently defending the religious freedoms of some, while prohibiting the free exercise of others. It is cherry picking from the constitution to suit an agenda.
It is turning away the tired, the poor, the huddled masses…
This is not an America that I consider great. This is a scared, ravenous America, where money is more important than a citizens life. It is divided states, divided hearts, divided rights, and divided minds.
This future I thought so much on in my childhood, it utterly terrifying and I for one, am tired of being afraid. I’m tired of the constant barrage of fear mongering, chaos, and sadness.
It’s all topsy-turvy, and I sure as hell hope we can all be forgiven for it.