Yes, actually, it is the guns.
And yes, simultaneously it is mental illness.
Yes, it is television.
And yes, it is the movies and the music and the games.
Yes, it is desensitization.
Yes, it is the media.
Yes, it is money.
Yes, it is the times.
Yes, it is technology.
Yes, it is the power of terror.
Yes, it is truth and it’s also lies.
Yes, it is the state of healthcare.
Yes, it is the eroding community.
Yes, it is economics.
Yes, it is law enforcement.
Yes, it is narcissism.
Yes, it is human failings.
Yes, it is the government.
Yes, it is our history.
Yes, it is moral decay.
Yes, it is politics.
Yes, it is society.
Yes, it is the void of dialogue.
Yes, it is the disappearance of civility.
Yes, it is them, and yes, it is us.
Yes, it’s all of these things together, and then some more.
Yes, we have to begin something that we can’t even define yet,
but… it’s huge. And it probably begins with love.
I don’t pretend to have any answers – then or now. I didn’t intend for my list to be exhaustive. And I certainly didn’t want anyone to focus on any single one of the things I listed. If I had to say I had a single point, it’s that there are no easy solutions and no problem can be addressed in a vacuum. I want to be open to all possibilities, and I think our society should be.
With so many challenges and issues, it’s easy to feel powerless. For some people, a bit of that power is restored with gun ownership. I understand that. Really. I agree that disarming law abiding people is not a solution. I think there is lots of rational middle ground that most people want and would find acceptable. And yeah, love is powerful as well. Be open to it.
ROB WALLACE, excuse the interruption….. This posting of yours is PERFECT. It completely reflects upon what has been going through most of our minds. I am sure of it!! Well done, my friend.
“It is no measure of mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” — Krishnamurti.
Thank you for this. I will certainly pass it along to everyone I know. It’s a long list to address. Let’s start fixing all of it, one by one by one. Life isn’t complicated anymore but people sure keep screwing it up
“Yes, we have to begin something that we can’t even define yet,
but…it’s huge. And it probably begins with love.”
….so perhaps we have to start by defining love…..because I am sorry to say that Andrew comment indicates that he just might love violence and his gun.
Maybe it begins with focus…
2012 12 16 ZOC Shooting For Reponsibility Part 1
Watch it, share it, and join the fight against the evil anti-gun movement.