Little kids. Young lives ended violently and mindlessly.
It hurts to think about this.
Why? It doesn’t make sense.
So many kids.
Young and beautiful souls, our future, extinguished.
Brutally killed with military-style guns and bullets.
Yes, it happened again.
And you want to scream, “Stop!”
And the anger rises, anger at those who sell death for profit.
Anger at the hypocrites who kill abortion doctors and who refuse to outlaw weapons of mass killing.
Anger at our inept and cowardly politicians who are getting paid with blood money.
Paid with profits from the death of our children.
Anger at the stupidity of the talking heads, whose answer to this tragedy is more guns.
So many innocent lives lost.
It is so easy.
It is so easy to buy guns.
Why is it easier to buy guns then to get healthcare in the USA?
Anger boils as I feel helpless.
How helpless we are stop the paranoia!
Our children are being killed again and again,
And we are unable to prevent the senseless tragedy.
Sometimes I feel like we are prisoners in our own country.
Freedom is a popular word in America.
We love freedom–the freedom to bear arms.
Is that freedom?
Are these little kids free now?
Free to live their lives?
Are their parents free–free to raise and enjoy their kids and grandkids?
Are the teachers free? Those who died and those who survived?
Teachers who are now afraid for their lives and for the lives of the kids they teach?
Teachers who survived, who gave so much to these kids–kids whose lives were ended by a deranged maniac armed for combat?
Are we really free?
Do we feel free knowing that the stranger next to us may pull out a gun and start shooting?
Do we feel free living in fear?
Fear for our children, fear for our loved ones?
Can we as a society understand that we are in a downward spiral of madness and paranoia?
Is that the freedom that we love so much?
Are we as a society being sacrificed for profit and a Wild West philosophy?
Fear rules in America!
And to deal with the fear we buy more guns.
And we fear even more, knowing that any of these people around us may start shooting.
In parks, in movie theaters, in schools, anywhere.
And the fear gets stronger, more powerful.
Fear takes over.
You are not free!
Fear separates us, fear poisons our society.
And the society breaks apart.
Fear poisons our souls, and destroys our happiness.
We need each other.
We are made this way.
Guns don’t just kill us.
Guns kill our union, our country.
Fear overwhelms. You need better protection, more guns, bigger guns.
And the madness continues.