Still buzzing from the U2 show, it wasn't all about the words sung but also words spoken reminding us of our responsibility as basic humans to be decent and kind and to help your other humans.
Don't buy into the rantings of an unchecked mad man, do not let his words define who you are and what you represent. I needed to hear that and I needed to remember that. It's been so easy to get caught up in the day to day, the highs and lows and mostly lows of our current politics. That night of the show 4 weeks ago, none of us could know that 3 weeks later a seemingly un-mad mad man would kill 50+ and injure over 500 people in a matter of minutes at another concert. 1 man. 10 minutes. 550 physically impacted. How did we get here?
|Get back in my uterus!|
But here we are. We're back to this place of wondering how we got here. Why did we let this happen again and how do we keep forging ahead, allowing it to happen? Why do people think we are going to take all of their precious guns? We don't want all your guns although I'd gladly take them. Y'all just need to not have the ones that can kill so many in so short of time. Why do yo need those? They are called 'assault' for a reason.
Why do people still get to buy them online and at shows with no background checks? Why should anyone care they have to wait a few days? I don't care about offending someone with mental illness or a felony conviction by not letting them obtain a device that can take the lives of dozens of others in a matter of seconds. Why is this so hard to understand and how can it not be common sense to everyone? Why do we let this keep happening and who. is. next?