My heart goes out to the communities in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. There is no reason for this sort of act. There is no justification for anyone to go around shooting other people. I can’t fantom what goes through someone’s head to make them think something like this is ok. It’s awful and it’s deplorable and the mention that it is possible to the two correlate and there may be other incidents ahead is something that should never be a part of reality.

I don’t really like talking about my political views. I’m not here to say what anyone else should believe or not believe, but these were targeted crimes of hate and the rhetoric that has been spread by our own President IS a factor in at least one of the crimes. I am not blaming the rhetoric for the crime, but I sure am not denying that it does aide in it.

When innocent lives are at stake the need for some sort of action is 100% necessary. However, this post isn’t about what actions I wish we’d take or as an excuse to put out into the world my own political beliefs.

In El Paso a whole community came together in light of tragedy and the same can be said for Dayton. There is still a sense of light in the way that people show their care in times of need.

I wish we lived in a world where people never took action based on hate. I wish we lived in a world where issues like this didn’t exist, but that’s not the reality.

I’m sending my prayers to the people in El Paso and Dayton. It’s a sad day in America today. It’s a time to reflect on our values and keep our loved ones close. Violence such as this is senseless. I’m appalled to see this splotch of darkness that has occurred today.

To all of you reading: Thank you for taking the time to read this. As always I’m interested in your thoughts. I’m at a loss for words right now. These tragedies should have never come to pass.


13 thoughts on “In Light of Recent Events

  1. It a very sad day but no one knows yet why it was done. I’m going to let the facts come out before I pass judgement. Obama had to deal with many many mass shootings as well so I do not believe it is political……

    Just my two cents…….

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    1. I’m just basing this on the fact that the first shooter in El Paso took direct rhetoric from Trump as well as posting a photo of trumps name he made from his own guns. I’m not saying that makes this political, but his manifesto and the people he targeted was a racial target. I’m not blaming trump.. but I do think that his rhetoric doesn’t help anything. It was a hate crime. That’s plain enough to see.


      1. The photo with the guns is fake…….check it out. I also saw a report that his parents FB profiles both hated Trump. What will happen when they say he is part of Antifa who go after Trump supporters??

        It’s an ugly day for our country and I think it has more to do with mental illness than our president. It will all come out soon enough.


        1. They haven’t actually confirmed that the photo was fake. It wasn’t created by him, but it is believed to have been shared by him. Also, there is a tweet that was confirmed by the shooter showing his support for Trump. Even if the parents are not supporters it doesn’t change that the shooter himself can and does have his own beliefs. I don’t believe mental illness is to blame for this particular shooting. He made the intent to drive many many miles to a particular part of El Paso to kill brown lives. Those facts alone the drive and who were killed are unchangeable. Regardless of who the shooter supports this was an act of hate.


  2. I am 100% on you with the rhetoric. Hate crimes are rising. Christopher Wray just testified to this. We need people who stop yelling and trying to get people to believe people are invading the US. These are human beings and I don’t understand how people in power try to put themselves above them. It hurts and I’m just so tired of these mass shootings of hate. I don’t know if the Dayton one had any real purpose besides the sister, but the El Paso one was specifically targeted to immigrants. 😦

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    1. Yeah, the second one was really strange to me. When I started hearing more about it, it got weirder and weirder. But, the El Paso shooting was definitely hate filled (so was the other one, but in a different way that I don’t fully comprehend).

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      1. I’m just so sad about all this. We shouldn’t be scared to leave our houses. 😦 I mostly worry about kids. But it’s all over the US and not just schools anymore. How many people shop at Wal-mart on a Saturday? That is a huge target. 😦

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