In Light of Recent Events

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.