I am a liberal. A progressive. A no-war, all peace, hippy dippy Nonni.
But when I saw the faces of those Syrian babies, choking and dying, I wanted to go over there myself and beat the living shit out of Assad, the Russians and everyone who ever helped to create a chemical weapon.
I despise and loathe Donald Trump and everything he stands for. He disgusts me on every level.
But when I saw those babies, gasping for breath, and dying because a bunch of stupid, ignorant, self-absorbed, power hungry adults don’t care enough to protect them, I applauded those bombs dropped in Syria.
Now here I am. Once again. Thinking about babies who are dead for NO REASON at all. NONE.
But this time I’m not talking about war that’s happening thousands of miles away. This time, again, once again, I’m talking about a war on American children. Right here in our own homeland. Right in our towns.
Right there in the classrooms of our youngest children.
Guns. Fucking useless guns.
This time the NRA has once again succeeded in letting an angry, depressed American have a gun. This angry man lived in San Bernardino, California. He was mad at his wife.
He had a gun.
Remember that old saying? “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”?
When you’re depressed, angry, feeling hopeless, and all you have is a killing machine, everything looks like a target.
Even your wife.
Even the sweet, innocent, eight year old boy who happened to be chatting with his teacher when you burst into the room with your slaughtering tool.
And here we are again.
Our government is willing to spend over 70 million dollars to protest the lost lives of those children murdered by their government. But not one of those swaggering macho gunslingers in Washington has the balls to stand up the NRA in defense of little ones like the child who was massacred today while talking to his teacher.
Not one of our so-called leaders has the basic human decency to stand up and say that Newtown was ENOUGH.
I am crying again tonight for the brutal death of a child whose only crime was being born in a country that values the bottom line of the gun industry over its own tender babies.
I feel powerless. I am filled with rage.
Its a damn good thing for the people in Washington that I don’t own a gun.
3 thoughts on “Again? AGAIN? How Many Babies Have To Die?”
So very well said! I often think of your trip to Germany, discovering what it’s like to live without guns, and wonder whether this is a big part of the problem: that so many Americans can’t imagine it’s possible to live like that.
Oh, Helen, I think you’re right. I think that far too many American are completely unaware that life can be lived without guns! The NRA and its billions have taken over our lawmakers, and the only ones left to protest are the angry mom and Nonnis.
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