How Did The World Become So Cruel?

“Our world is no longer a safe and predictable place. We cannot allow ourselves to be pulled into a false sense of security. Today’s tragedy is a stark reminder that we are not immune from these types of domestic terror attacks nor the hateful motives which drive these assailants,”

President of the Florida Sheriffs Association, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell.


I know when. I know forever. But what I don’t know is why. Why does it have to be this way?

I’ve been holding this post since that day in Orlando because I just didn’t, and don’t, know what to say. Down deep, I know there are words. I want them to be perfect words, but they’re not. Not perfect. Maybe not even there. Maybe there are no words to express the sadness I feel, the horror at the cruelty of man against man and, even more, the total incomprehension when confronted with events like Orlando or… the list seems to go on forever.

When Cain raised his hand to Abel, was that the moment this darkness entered our souls? Or was it earlier? Later? Or is this always the way we have been, and always will be?

My truest hope is, no, this will not always be.

 

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5 thoughts on “How Did The World Become So Cruel?

  1. I would hold out that hope. Humanity is changing for the better. We are now more connected than ever before, we’re working to do away with things like slavery and the sex trade, acceptance of different cultures and ethnicities is becoming the standard, and we’re even learning how important out environment is for our survival, and are thus trying to treat it with compassion and respect. The issue is as we move further along, there are those among us who seek to cling to the past, and they’re very good at making a lot of noise. Look at it this way, if you have fifty people in a room, and one of them lights a firecracker, you’re going to be thinking about that one person, not the 49 other people who are just as confused and scared as you.

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