Nasreen Iqbal said in the comment section of my post about the Dallas shooting, it was not just a bad week in the US, it was a bad week in many parts of the planet. Those bad weeks are coming one after the other. The World is getting no break from the reports of deaths for no tangible reason other than to kill as many whoevers they can.
She is right of course. The planet seems locked into a negative rhythm these past 10 years, with each new year yielding an escalation of misery on a growing number of regional populations. There are more displaced persons on the planet at this time than have ever been recorded before. According to BBC News, there are up to 60 million people forced out of their homes and into the begrudging hands of countries ill equipped to handle the huge influx.
My mind cramps when I try to appreciate all the various reasons folks are forced from their homes. My mind cramps when I try to understand reasons some groups have for killing people not directly involved in their struggle. And the fact that the horror of mass deaths are now coming right on top of each other, I have come close to shutting down my empathy and going numb.
Nice, France ..............................
I just do not know what to say. Words cannot convey the ache I feel for the senseless carnage one sick individual was able to create by simply driving into a crowd. Helpless comes to mind. Angry as Hell is right up front also. What can an average citizen do to fight the assholes who want us dead?
The only thing I can come up with is .......... I refuse to give them my fear.