Almost three weeks ago, a lone gunman went into Robb Elementary School and slaughtered 19 babies and two educators. The cops stood outside and listened and watched. Prior to that, a lone gunman went into Top’s Supermarket and slaughtered ten people that look just like me. The cops gave him the privilege of surrendering. (Based on my prior post, you know how I feel about that.). This weekend, three people died in the streets of Philadelphia. The world watched, yet nothing seems to be happening. In this Country, we are most certainly the world’s capital for mass shootings. Yet, our government does nothing but talk. One side says that we need gun reform. The other side is saying that we need to protect our Constitutional right to own guns. In the meantime, our people are dying. Children should never die at school. Furthermore, parents shouldn’t have to bury their children after simply sending them to school. Black people shouldn’t be killed while trying to buy groceries for their families. People shouldn’t be slaughtered for simply enjoying the night life and city air. Mass shootings. I’ll tell you what we need in mass. We need mass food supply in order to end mass hunger. We need mass acceptance in order to end mass rejection. We need mass intolerance of racism, sexism, and political bias that directly affects every inhabitant of the World. We need mass understanding of our differences in order to begin to recognize our similarities. We need mass gun control because clearly, the Constitutional right isn’t working. We need affordable mass homes in order to end mass homelessness. Being underpaid and overworked shouldn’t be a crime punishable by poverty. We need mass love in order to end mass loneliness, depression, anxiety, and fear. We need mass uniting of our communities in order to end mass division. So yes, there are some things that we need in mass. However, guns and shootings shouldn’t be one of them. To the families of the victims of all mass shootings, I am so sorry for your loss. Thankfully, Love is incapable of being destroyed, modified, or surrendering. While I know that your hearts are bleeding, please know that the Love that you feel for your lost ones will remain perfectly intact for all of time. If any of you are able to read this post, please know that I am more than a writer. If you need to talk, I’m here. Be well in mass…..Patrick
This week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no reason at all other than to make their lives better. As always, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us. Always Choose Love Because Love Changes Everything.