Chicago and guns…Memorial Day Weekend.
Photo: Stepan Kulyk
There was a parade in Highland Park today, which is a rather expensive suburb of Chicago, and a man between the ages of 18 to 20, according to witnesses, had a rifle and shot into the crowd, killing six, wounding 24, 12 of which are in critical condition.
It’s nice that the republicans are so in love with guys and get money from the NRA, etc. They’re so worried about fetal cells, just not living kids and adults.
Can we say HYPOCRITES!!!!!
Anyway…shooting and killing innocent strangers seems to be the trend in america. Come to this country at your own risk. And when you do, thank the republicans for turning the country into a violent video game, where women are handed a death sentence for existing and anyone can be killed for no reason at all.
I wore this shirt when I went walking this morning. It’s huge, like a dress, but it was the size they had WHEN I WORE IT THE LAST TIME THEY DID THIS TO US. So, it’s an old shirt.
I called and said goodbye to my daughter, in case someone hit me with their car, since I walk in the street, and that’s always a possibility with the pro-lifers. They have killed doctors and blown up health clinics where women went for cancer treatment, and they have attacked other people. But one can’t be afraid of stuff and ya gotta put your money where your mouth is, so I’m wearing different shirts everyday. And, by the way, anytime you do anything like that, even wearing a t-shirt, it’s not a bad idea to carry any meds you need with you, in case you get arrested (I was in charge of coming up with things like that when I was in NOW).
Two women, and their dogs, stared at me, then one said, “I like your shirt.” Then a car slowed down and stopped, and a woman got out and said, “I love your shirt.” So that was great, we did the fist in the air thing, and it was all good. Other people looked away, of course, and that was their CHOICE.
My daughter and I got out our old buttons, t-shirts and stuff, and she said, “I never thought we’d need these things again.” Neither did I, but bad men and women never stop attacking people who are not bothering them in any way at all. They despise happy people.
Actually, I think it was president hoover, who, after the second world war wrote a LETTER saying that he was afraid the economy was going to crash because people were HAPPY, and they needed to make people UNHAPPY. So they came up with the consumer society, brainwashing people into believing they never had enough, in a country of abundance. He felt better when no one was happy, because that’s the job of politicians, they destroy their countries and the people who live in them. There truly is a letter saying all of this.
Anyway, the back of the t-shirt says it all.
People were always telling us we’d be shot, or killed, when we were demonstrating, or defending clinics, but if people don’t act, and stand against evil, then what’s the point? The bad guys count on fear keeping them in power. If we all worked together, there’s nothing we couldn’t accomplish, but it will never happen and that’s exactly what they promote and count on.
What does that say about us as a nation?
We keep fighting the same battles again and again and it’s exhausting. No one should have the power to tell us that we do not own our own bodies. No one should be able to POLLUTE our environment when people die from pollution each year, and kids can’t breath. NO ONE. But who’s stopping them?
And here’s the most important thing of all: WE SEND OUR CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES TO FIGHT AND DIE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, TO FREE OTHERS, BUT WE SIT BY WHILE OUR FREEDOM IS TAKEN FROM US, AND NO ONE IS FIGHTING BACK. How does that work? What does that SAY ABOUT US? Are other nation’s freedoms MORE IMPORTANT than our own, or we are we simply too conditioned and brainwashed to see that THAT is exactly what’s happening. We are being stripped of our freedoms down to the point that we don’t own our own bodies.
Perhaps some other country will come here to fight AND FREE US from a government that is oppressing and enslaving us. I don’t see why they wouldn’t. I can envision american refugees, fleeing to other countries, quite easily. And if you think these are extreme ideas…did you think they would take away our right to safe abortions. Did you think they would tell us we would go to jail if we went to a state where we could get a safe abortion? Did you think the government would want to take away birth control from the people? Did you think a woman would be charged with murder for self-aborting? They want total control, just like the governments in the countries our kids die to protect.
Idiots, in robes, are destroying this country, and we aren’t fighting back.
Photo: William Justen de Vasconcellos
Photo: Colin Lloyd
So many people talk and write about love, as if it was the answer, or the question, to the problems of the world.
Last nigh, after seeing the train station in Ukraine bombed, and the bodies and blood everywhere, they ended bit with a basket on the ground, the lid half open, and a bunny inside. The person who loved the bunny and was trying to get the bunny to safety, was dead. Hopefully someone took the rabbit to a shelter.
They then went to a town that was completely destroyed, where they interviewed several people. One woman had just buried her son. She showed where part of him was still in the basement. He, and others, had been blown apart by the bomb that hit their home. The woman said the other person’s head was, “over there,” and her body was in another place. Everyone they spoke to told horror stories of their children being murdered, neighbors dragged out of the house and shot through the head, of the torture, beatings and death. They showed dogs in homes where their owners were dead on the floor.
One woman said, god tells us to love our neighbors, but I can’t. I HATE them, I HATE them, she said loudly. And if I could, I would kill everyone of them. I would do it myself. I would kill them.
Sometimes hate is stronger than love, and in a world where we allow never ending violence to exist, it’s easy for hate to take over. And the violence isn’t only in war. The violence is all around us. Kids killed in the street, women raped, beaten and murdered, gays and trans beaten to death. We are surrounded by it, even if we have learned to stupidly accept the violence as, “the way it is.”
Love can’t bring back the dead and it can’t stop the brutality and violence that’s taking place in Ukraine.
The world seems to be going dark. The killing of the planet, and the animals, the constant war and violence. No love there. None at all.
Those who believe love can bring about change need to step up their game. No excuses, that everyone has to join them, because that will never happen. Show us what you’ve got, as they say. Bring on the love.
I have only heard of one instance where a bad person was changed into a good one, by kindness. Otherwise, like the nun who was feeding a homeless man, who got up and stabbed her to death, I’m thinking love, on a large scale, is dying, along with things, like truth and trust.
We are watching a holocaust/genocide take place on tv, then going on with our lives, while the men who can do something about what’s happening, have meetings and talk, as if they are saying something. I understand that we don’t want WW III but, bullies should never win.
I hope the bunny is okay.
Photo: Patrik László
Photo: The Boston Public Library