CFN – 14 people and counting lie dead in Colorado this morning as you read this. It’s not unique. It’s not new. Theaters, churchs, shopping malls; Children’s camp; people tip. The result is more than smashed and destroyed lives.
Our culture changes. How many of you won’t be going to the movies this weekend, and of those of you that do how many will be thinking about it as you sit down and the magic images start to roll?
I remember while driving down to Florida a few years ago hearing about some nit wits dropping cinder blocks from highway over passes.
You bet I kept an eye the whole way down. It added stress to what should have been a pleasant road trip.
People write on their facebook walls; call each other, and feel shaken deep down. Others don’t care. Some are afraid; a tiny few think it’s cool and dream of ways to one up.
We live in a messy world at a messy time. It’s down to accountability and the lack thereof in our society. It starts at the top. If our leaders don’t have to follow the rules why should any of us? Anarchy? Nope. It’s just chaos and we letting go of our values.
What do you care about? Really? Deep down? Do you ever talk to people about it? We’re you ever encouraged? How many people do you know who even have the time to talk about issues they care about never mind do anything about them?
We’re going to see more of these outbursts sadly. It’s the rivets popping from the internal pressures of a terribly unjust world. It’s sad for the victims, but then we’re all guilty for allowing our society to become this way.
From what drug and food corporations are doing to us; from politicians, banks, at the end of the day we do this to ourselves systemically. Think about that next time you’re watching Jersey Shore or playing Angry Birds…
Change isn’t easy; but if you don’t start somewhere this is what you get.
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News
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