A Grey Day in Escazu and a Dark Day in the USA
Right now I am at a loss as to what to write. I had planned what my blog would be about today but I woke up to the news of the shooting in Las Vegas over night. I feel numb and still don''t understand it. Every day it's something else in the States. Between the hurricanes, Trump's racial comments about Puerto Ricans, and the lack of response to the crisis in Puerto Rico...all has been disturbing to say the least.
The first thing that came to mind was that those people who were lucky to survive will never be the same. I know this because, even a small tragedy like my Mother and Aunt's car accident has devastated us all. Last night, many people got the late night call like I did almost two years ago. My mother lasted six excruciating weeks. Seeing her on life support was like being in a horror movie. So, I can only imagine what it is like for some of the victims families going to hospitals to see their wounded family members or worse, having to go to the morgue.
What is not the same for me is I am always waiting for the ball to drop. Life was good the day of my mother's accident. We had a tree trimming party and couldn't wait until to tell my Mom about it. You know, I can't even remember if I ever told her? It doesn't matter. I'm always waiting for bad news since the accident.
With the natural disasters and now this mass killing, there is a lot of PTSD and anxiety out there. How will these people get help? With healthcare being cut for the mentally ill, so many people aren't going to get what they need to get through this.
What is happening to the home of the free and the brave? It's really scary over here in Costa Rica and I can only imagine what it's like in the States.
I don't understand how anybody can own automatic weapons that mainly the military and police are trained to use? The NRA and the Military Industrial Complex need to reevaluate the impact of their organizations. There is great film called Why We Fight about the Military Industrial Complex. It opens with President Eisenhower making a speech warning the country about the power this Military Industrial Complex was getting in the 1950's. It's only multiplied since then!
"We the People!" It doesn't feel like that anymore.
Love you all and please stay safe!!!