Where has it gone?
Where has respect for our fellow man gone?
Where has tolerance gone? What happened to equality?
For the longest time we were afraid to fly, in the aftermath of 9/11. Those who looked like the attackers wer targeted and demeaned and harmed.
We were afrad to ride the metro after Berlin.
For a while, we in the United States, were afraid to go see a movie with our loved one, boyfriend, girlfriend, friends, and family because we were afraid that a shooter would enter the cinema.
We can hardly send our children to school without the fear of being bullied and retaliating against themselves or others. Those with disabilities, different body types, hair styles, genders and sexual preferences, and skin colors are still belittled.
We have barred refugees, those who have lost everything and everyone.
And now, tweens with their parents and young adults with their friends are injured or dead from enjoying a concert.
What happened to us? What are we teaching our kids? Is even simple common courtesy of “please,” “thank you,” “excuse me,” “let me get the door for you” too much to ask?!
I’m sick of this! I am ashamed to be of the same species as these filthy barbarians.
When did terror and death become the norm?
I challenge you, world.
Show that good still exists. Spread goodness and love with every action you take and every word you speak. Do not let hatred prevail.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those, individuals, past and current, effected by these disgusting atrocities.