A sad country

We are saddened by the loss of life, children being mowed down senselessly.  Yet we can not blame the gun.  Nor can we blame the deluded young man who fired it.  We in the US are a society that condones death.  Someone/country believes different than we do so we go to war, where every action is seen as fair.  This seems to make it OK to kill and maim strangers with a justification that we are right.  The news is full of death.  Regular TV full of violence.  All condoned.  So that our children accept this unreal reality.  We are at war with ourselves.  Can we learn compassion instead?

6 thoughts on “A sad country

  1. yogi

    It is all kind of hard for me, as it is for lots of other people. The gun nuts literally think that we don’t have enough guns. All teachers should be armed.

    I think I know what you mean by the death culture. For example how many Taliban and Al Qaide “leaders” have we killed with our drones. And yet they keep coming. What we are doing is not working.

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  2. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    I just realized that I’m at your new blog! Never mind the previous comment (on the earlier post). I agree with what you say here except that I don’t understand why anyone would think they need those kind of guns that his mother had. Maybe if he hadn’t had such ready access ……? I don’t know, just a thought.

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  3. Sylvia Kirkwood

    I do so agree with you about our country and the people. It seems to get sadder by the day. Wish I knew what the answer is, but what I do know is that what we are doing is not working to bring peace to us or anyone else.

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