The need for the BS guard has never been stronger… From the reactions to Miley on stage grinding for all she was worth, to now the threat of sending our men and women to Syria… we need to filter the news, the stress that is escalating, the craziness that continues with violence on our streets to the hate that fills the news streams and the minds of folks trying to sort it all out while living their lives. Stress is at an all time high along with hearing the stories of the news that just seems to get harder to bear, or could it be… we are getting used to hearing the most horrible of the horrid? Taking it in now as just another day of evil taking the lives of precious people that were just living their day until the unacceptable happened to them. In the news, breaking news, update on the latest news… where is the outrage? Of the act, not a comparison of what might have happened in the past and the results but the act itself that has happened?
Where is the in the present, in real time demand for change without comparison, without blame or throwing stones comparing dollars to donuts and who shot john stories while pointing fingers back and forth under extreme screaming and stress?
Not meaning to sound uncaring, crass or rude here, but Lincoln was assassinated, JFK killed, MLK died while living his life in movement for the betterment of all people… Not just one race, but for injustices yet are we all not getting that today 2013 we are falling back more than 50 years of the walk, the struggle, the pain?
Where is the outrage, when justice systems are broken, jails are filled beyond capacity, and slaps on the wrist fail to instill fear of doing crimes that leave honored war veterans attempting to fight for their life against kids who set out to kill and take a precious life. Then we hear it is “random”… Words are powerful, reactions seems to lead us back to another time rather than focusing on the here and now.
We only have the right here, right now to get things right.
We witness startling images, pictures of a woman holding a handgun to the head of her child with a plea to share the photo so that she can be found, yet we are told everyone has the right to own a gun… I do believe that photo proves that statement to be false. We have grieving families, shock filled with trauma mourning the loss of someone loved, gone to soon by the hands of one who had no value of life… we are forgetting about that impact as we instead lobby fuel causes and take up agendas that have nothing to do with the pain of loss or the impact to society that someone died needlessly secondary to violence.
We are too wrapped up in what Miley wore or didn’t, how she grinded as the music played yet we don’t blame the one who choreographed the show or aired it. We now sit with our breaths held thinking of our armed forces being sent to Syria to fight someone else’s battle and nerve gases that may be our latest tragedies while our wounded warriors continue to come home without resources to heal them …
STRESS is killing folks right here on our soils… and no one is paying attention. We need compassion, empathy, strength to stand. What has become of those who stand with integrity in the midst of crisis and still are able to remember who they are, brothers and sisters arm and arm through it all. When is the last time we stood through it all knowing we were united …
Schools around the country are back in business of “educating” the students… The highways have bus drivers on the roads, fall is about to happen once again. Parents and kids woke up in Sandy Hook only to realize that it was not goin to be the same for many there… that bus driver would bypass many stops they used to make, some parents would not have kids this year to place on that bus, others would let their kids go to school with flash backs or terrors of what was has been and what could be… Kids themselves would go with trepidation, or just wonder if they are OK… that scene may be happening in more schools than we can imagine, in more homes than we even think about…
But in the news we continue to hear nothing good happening, only things to make you shake your head, fill your senses with dread or fear…
It is past time to put on your BS guard, to take control of your stress and remind yourself of the diamond from coal under stress and shine on.
There can be respect in differences of opinions, in stances taken, there can be honor in honesty, there can be and should be truth in testing waters while at the same time letting the words of “unity” resound in all things as we stop the violence and decide we are past sick of what we have been witnessing on OUR soils.
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