Today was a horrific day on the East Coast. A young man killed several other people. I was amazed, but not surprised, really, when the first comments some people made were that they were mad that this was called a hate crime, because they felt that when a white person kills a black person, it is a hate crime, but if a black person kills anyone, it is not called a hate crime. I was so saddened that this is what they focused on, and not the terrible tragedy. I cannot understand why this has to be a competition of who is the worse. I don’t know if it was strictly a racial hate that caused this or if it was mental illness. I am saddened for all the families involved. This young man has ruined so many lives, including his own and his family’s. I always wonder in these instances, if drugs had any place in this. Would this young man have done this, even if he were a racist, if he was not lost to the drug culture? So many unknowns, but for now it is time to be sad. And yet, when I came back, still some people, had posts about Obama’s reaction. Really, I cannot imagine having anything other than what he had to say. How do we as a country learn from anything, if we are so caught up in our own hatred.
Today, I also had to deal with people that do not support me in anything I try to do. That is a long story, I am not ready to go into right now..but the feelings of having to travel this road without help, is so sad.
Today’s post will be short, but I did get here. I did get some exercise in this week, I did get my errand done. I think I will enjoy my time for now.