Enough December 3, 2015 by LB I had another post ready … but the latest mass shooting in America made me put it on hold for tomorrow. There has to be more of a response than “Thoughts and Prayers” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Amen, sister. Amen. What are we going to DO?
I fear that nothing will be done because the issue is so unnecessarily politicized.
The evil in the world is atrocious!
Oh my yes. It is sometimes easy to forget the goodness, isn’t it?
The issue is so complex…. A part of me does wonder if as a nation, we really care to make any hard decisions to stop it.. I personally am voting no.
Complex is the perfect word, and overly politicized and too easily diminished to sound bites and FB memes.
Thoughts and prayers aren’t working. Still.
Sadly, true …
Prayer without action goes nowhere. I just had a post that said praying is all well and good yet if we ourselves do not live in Peace, Peace will not be. As for this violence that is spreading like wildfire, I have no answers but I sure wish those who have the authority would wake up and take a stand!
Me, too, Amy! We can’t just sit idly by
No we cannot … at least folk like you and me won’t. I am Blessed to know you, my friend, and to know that you are walking strong right smack next to me. Right on!!! ❤
PS And oh yes I do pray and oh yes I live in PEACE. Is it enough? I want to believe it is!! ❤
At least we must find commonsense, safety solutions!
Natalia Ginzburg wrote, “… love of life begets a love of life.” At the root of all of this hate and carnage are angry, desperate people who have nothing to live for. Gun control, Yes. Better mental health care, Yes. But at its very core is raising people who have purpose in life.
Thanks for posting this, LB.
Jim, I do think you have hit on a key component. How do we raised people with purpose? Especially when so many are being raised by adults who are not willing to compromise, and by others who feel powerless and strike out in anger
Reblogged this on Poetry In Motion and commented:
Thank you to socially conscious and active blogger, photographer, and Harley-Davidson rider, LB, for posting “Enough” today in response to yet another mass shooting in the US. Natalia Ginzburg wrote, “… love of life begets a love of life.” At the root of all of this hate and carnage are angry, desperate people who have nothing to live for. Gun control, Yes. Better mental health care, Yes. But at its very core is raising young people who have purpose in life. Hug your loved ones today, and everyday.
Thanks for posting this, LB.
Thank you, Jim
There are a couple of great responses here Laurie. The only thoughts I have to offer is that first we look to ourselves and see where the peace is that we put into the world and take steps to ensure we live as we preach. Second we stop waiting for ‘them’ the authorities to do something about it for we all know that change comes from the people first and ‘them’ last. When the will of the people is activated then there will be change. It’s time America.
Oh yes, it is time! I truly believe that most Americans, when separated from the rhetoric and the FB soundbites / memes, agree more than they disagree
Amen, sister. Thanks for posting this way.
I feel so powerless to do anything else. I do know that mouthing off on FB is not the way. I read so many posts and so many comments that are so awful and dismay me. sigh …
I know what you mean. I cam in to work today and the flag was half staff. If we keep putting the flag half staff for these, it will never be full staff…
I spent some time in the woods the last couple of days… without my camera. Sometimes we just need peaceful time without a thought or a plan.
yes … more of us need to do that!
A lifting peace will eventually
settle my lovely friend. Sometimes
the world shows us an ugly side, we
just need to keep focused on positive
thoughts and hope that these horrible
times will become something of the past.
Have a nice start to your Friday LB 🙂
Your words are lovely and bring comfort … you always say the right thing
Lot of wrong things happening in the world.
Yep. Just awful
I understand folk have the ‘right’ to bear arms, but surely just take a look at the global figures, and see how the liberal laws of the US stacks up. I just don’t get it. Period.
I’m right there with you! SOMETHING must be done!
But won’t… 😦
I wish I had something constructive to add here, Laurie. I feel a sense of despair after this most recent mass shooting. I wrote a paper in college in 1978 about gun control. All these years later and it only seems to be worse. I realize that is only part of the equation, but the statistics of mass shootings, domestic violence and accidental deaths at the hand of toddlers is too great to ignore.
What’s happened to the value of life?
Enough. How do we change?
I like what Pauline said, that we can start with ourselves. I don’t think it’s enough, but it’s all I’ve got. I want to be one of the people who spreads love, tolerance, empathy…and I’d like to believe that it makes a tiny difference. And I’d like to believe that if a lot of us reached out with compassion to whomever we come across in our lives, that it will spread out and do some real good in the world. That won’t stop violence, but maybe it will make it less frequent? *sigh* I feel impotent, really. And so very sad.
Very impactful post LD, and such a difficult topic. We all agree something MUST be done and yet nothing is. Sigh
Very true. News bulletins in Australia, usually start with: There’s been ANOTHER mass shooting in the US…. as if it’s commonplace, and it does seem to be from afar.