I wanted to try and do a post about the shootings in Orlando, Florida. But what would I say?
The killing was senseless. That is an understatement.
Maybe something about gun laws in the US, I don’t live there, its not something we have to really deal with in the UK. If nothing has happened after the many shootings before, what would make this different. Were a country has a law that you have to own a license before driving a car but not for a gun is crazy in my eyes.
The hate I have seen because it happened in a gay nightclub, or the fact the gunman may or may not have had some middle eastern connection or could of been Muslim. So what if it happened to be in a gay nightclub, the people that were killed and hurt were sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, parents, uncle, aunts, they were human. They have no control over their sexual preference, or gender orination than I do.
The fact the shooter had some middle eastern connection also is something the right wing will bring up time and time again, when in fact, what may emerge is that it was an angry young man who was filled with hate for no other reason than people were difference.
But again I am rehashing history because time and time again we see this, nothing changes and everything stays the same within the law and yet familes are destroyed, people and killed and those wounds to their nearest and dearest do not heal easily if at all.
In this time of hate we do see humanity at its best though and that is something to cling onto. To remember the victims, their smiles, their personailties, the things they loved.
And to remember that people went out in boiling hot temperatures and stood for anywhere up to 7 hours to give blood, people who couldn’t donate, brought juice and food to those that could.
I am sure stories will come out that will bring people to tears for one reason or another.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty” Mahatma Gandhi