Something Serious

I woke up this morning thinking about people who hate.

I know the popular rhetoric is to call all violent acts “terrorism” and then look for ways to identify an individual with a group; hell, the sad and crazy bastards greatest hope is that you will do this rather than look at how sad and crazy they are.

I know it is not a popular idea to examine the machinery of hatred as mental illness. (I don’t believe in letting anyone off the hook, I just think there has to be a response to hatred that has the greatest success in disarming the hater).

People Who Just Hate: PWJH

This group is easy to identify. They justify things by blaming others. They think if they get away with something it is divine providence, and when the shit hits the fan they imagine they are martyrs for some greater cause, regardless of how nuts it might be, or that they are victims themselves. They have no perspective, no empathy and are either isolated or only associating with others who are equally unhappy and insane.

Some of them have children. All of them were children once.

Everything that causes suffering starts with what we show and teach children. If we don’t have a society that puts the care and education of its children first, this includes helping parents, fathers, mothers, single mothers also, in getting the emotional, nutritional and housing support they need; addressing child abuse; addressing domestic abuse; we will end up with fractures in the society that will frequently lead to violence.

 

Continue reading

Advertisements

Small Acts of Forbearance

The only way to undermine the terror caused by those who would do harm to others is to assert our everyday humanity.

The day after the horror, broken hearted people mopped up the mess while others cobbled something together that reminded them of love. Small acts of forbearance and enormous acts of fortitude hold the truth of everyday people.

Today, lets think of what we want to be as human beings, the best of what we can be, to find the courage and strength and wit to not become reflections of the worst of what humans can be.

 

My site has changed to riotheclown.wordpress.com

BUT THEY WON’T LET ME SEE IT. the robot just keeps blocking the screen with the only button that works and that is to renew the yearly debt for riotheclown.com which i can’t afford. I have sent numerous emails and filled in plenty of comment boxes and still I am confronted with the news that “oops you cancelled” and RENEW, RENEW, RENEW or else, apparently I will never see my site again.

I guess I can still post, if you are reading this.